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Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Richmond, VA, USA | Virginia Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Biotech/R&D/Science
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is seeking a mission-driven and results-oriented leader for the role of Chief Clinical Innovation Officer. With the recent expansion of Medicaid in 2019, DMAS now provides high-quality healthcare coverage to over 1.4 million men, women, and children throughout the state. The Chief Clinical Innovation Officer will work closely with and under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer to develop and lead high-priority initiatives to achieve the quadruple aim of improved population health, reduced per capita cost, and enhanced patient and provider experience. High-priority initiatives may include the opioid epidemic, maternal and child health, social drivers of health, pharmacy innovation, and value-based payment. The Chief Clinical Innovation Officer will lead the development and implementation of clinical guidelines and medical policy coverage decisions and work with medical directors of the agency’s managed care organizations to resolve recipient issues and drive forward care transformation. The individual in this position will represent Virginia Medicaid at internal and external meetings including working closely with the Medicaid provider community, the Governor’s Office, and agencies within the Secretariat of Health and Human Resources.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of and experience in development, implementation, operation and evaluation of complex health care programs, policies, and innovations. Must have working knowledge of the health needs of the Medicaid population, preferably based on several years of clinical practice serving Medicaid patients. Must have demonstrated ability to successfully work with a large number of diverse stakeholder groups. Requires considerable knowledge of managing large-scale projects. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical and policy writing skills. Proven ability to plan, organize, implement and monitor multiple projects within designated time lines and with minimal direction. Completion of Medical School and an approved residency is required, ideally in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Emergency Medicine or Psychiatry. Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy Research, Health Services Research, Economics, Biostatistics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Progressive experience in research and data analytics in a health care/health insurance environment is strongly preferred.


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