Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO), Sutter Health System Office (SHSO), Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA, USA
Aug 17, 2018
Sep 14, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Provides overall strategic direction and management of the infrastructure associated with providing care to patients in risk based programs; including full risk (commercial capitated, Sutter Health Plus, Medicare Advantage), shared savings, and pay for performance arrangements. This includes oversight of programs in ambulatory care management, inpatient care management, transitions of care, disease management, managed care claims payments/administration, Sutter Community Connect, AIM, PACE, and other programs. Responsible for ensuring delivery of clinical outcomes, while managing utilization, to ensure overall performance in Sutter's managed care contracts.

Delivers operational excellence, understands the entire population health portfolio, rationalizes programs and identify and build additional required infrastructure. Provides strategic influence and thought leadership to influence further incentive and structural alignment in Sutter's dual model of traditional fee-for-service and managed care business.



+ Must be a Board Certified MD

+ Current California licensure or eligible for a California Medical license without restriction

+ Master's degree in Health related field is desired


+ Prior medical practice experience required

+ 3 or more years' experience in population health management required

+ Experience in a risk bearing organization required

+ Experience with government or commercial payer programs required

+ Direct responsibility for supervising others in a large, complex organization required

+ Prior experience demonstrating effective organizational performance improvement skills, in-depth working knowledge of integrated healthcare organization and administration, agency standards/compliance, and laws applicable to healthcare operations is required

+ Solid experience integrating various components and support systems of healthcare into a functional continuum of care

+ Proven experience demonstrating effective/proactive employee relations philosophy required

+ In-depth working knowledge of healthcare administration, operations and departments, with a strong emphasis on and understanding of financial management, strategic planning, physician relations, patient care, quality assessment and improvement, risk management and human resource management

+ Solid working knowledge of applicable laws, operating and legal guidelines, and requirements of accrediting bodies

+ Up to date on national, state and local issues impacting healthcare and own operations

+ Firm understanding of the trends and issues affecting the healthcare industry, including managed care, clinical integration and quality outcomes

+ Effective understanding of other disciplines outside own area of professional expertise including business planning, clinical, human resources and information technology

+ Proven understanding of leadership including setting and communication vision, decisiveness, leading change and supporting larger organization success

+ Understanding of and experience with Lean or other process improvement philosophies and methodologies desired

+ Well developed and engaging interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation/public speaking)

+ Demonstrated skills in leadership, conflict identification and resolution, group problem solving and group process as well as organization and prioritization

+ Effective team leader and team member, with a bias toward timely and appropriate action in a complex matrixed environment

+ Established commitment to customer service excellence, with emphasis on continuous quality impro vement

+ Ability to translate vision into a tangible plan and develop clear goals and objectives for area of responsibility that support organizational achievement of short and longer term objectives

+ Proven ability to achieve goals and initiatives through appropriate delegation of work and hold self and others accountable for actions and achieving desired outcomes

+ Openness to and ability to develop and apply new insights into situations and find creative solutions

+ Track record of identifying and implementing new, or cutting edge programs, processes and/or approaches in area of responsibility that improve organization efficiency, outcomes and performance

+ Recognized ability to lead, develop, manage and support teams and create an environment that encourages open flow of communication and ideas including coaching and mentoring

+ Demonstrated ability to develop networks and build alliances across the organization with key stakeholders (including Boards, physicians, other executives) and obtain information and gain cooperation from others to move key initiatives forward

+ Proactively anticipates and responds to customer needs and modify current practices to achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction

+ Verified ability to improve employee satisfaction by taking specific steps to improve employee experiences or change perceptions

**Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento

**Organization:** Sutter Health System Office

**Employee Status:** Regular

**Employee Referral Bonus:** No

**Benefits:** Yes

**Position Status:** Exempt

**Union:** No

**Job Shift:** Day

**Shift Hours:** 8 Hour Shift

**Days of the Week Scheduled:** Monday-Friday

**Weekend Requirements:** Other

**Schedule:** Full Time

**Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.