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Behavioral Health Medical Director - VA License Required

Anthem Seattle, Washington
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November 21, 2023
Seattle, Washington

SHIFT: Day Job
SCHEDULE: Part-time
Be part of an extraordinary team
We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?
Build the Possibilities. Make an extraordinary impact. Join our Virginia Medicaid team!
Remote Part Time – 20 hours a Week – Virginia License Required
Responsible for the administration of physical and/or behavioral health medical services, to ensure the appropriate and most cost effective medical care is received. May be responsible for developing and implementing programs to improve quality, cost, and outcomes. May provide clinical consultation and serve as clinical/strategic advisor to enhance clinical operations. May identify cost of care opportunities. May serve as a resource to staff including Medical Director Associates. May be responsible for an entire clinical program. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
+ Supports clinicians to ensure timely and consistent responses to members and providers. Provides guidance for clinical operational aspects of a program.
+ Conducts peer-to-peer clinical reviews with attending physicians or other providers to discuss review determinations, and patients’ office visits with providers and external physicians.
+ May conduct peer-to-peer clinical appeal case reviews with attending physicians or other ordering providers to discuss review determinations.
+ Serves as a resource and consultant to other areas of the company.
+ May be required to represent the company to external entities and/or serve on internal and/or external committees.
+ May chair company committees.
+ Interprets medical policies and clinical guidelines.
+ May develop and propose new medical policies based on changes in healthcare.
+ Leads, develops, directs and implements clinical and non-clinical activities that impact health care quality cost and outcomes.
+ Identifies and develops opportunities for innovation to increase effectiveness and quality.
+ This level may provide oversight, direction and guidance to Medical Director Associates.
+ Works independently with oversight from immediate manager.
+ May be responsible for an entire clinical program and/or independently performs clinical reviews.
+ The Medical Director typically has program management responsibilities including clinical policy development, program development/implementation, and overseeing clinical/non-clinical activities.
Minimum Requirements
+ Requires MD or DO and Board certification approved by one of the following certifying boards is required, where applicable to duties being performed, American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Psychiatry.
+ Must possess an active unrestricted medical license to practice medicine or a health profession in the State of Virginia or willing to apply for one.
+ Unless expressly allowed by state or federal law, or regulation, must be located in a state or territory of the United States when conducting utilization review or an appeals consideration and cannot be located on a US military base, vessel or any embassy located in or outside of the US.
+ For Health Solutions organization (including Behavioral Health) only, minimum of 5 years of experience providing health care is required.
+ Additional experience may be required by State contracts or regulations if the Medical Director is filing a role required by a State agency.
Preferred Qualifications
+ Preferred Addiction Psychiatry certification preferred but not Required
We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.

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