Medical Director, Health Equity

With more than 7,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust.

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <strong>Responsible for providing leadership and broad strategic direction for one or more defined medical areas or functions. Responsible for corporate policy interpretation, recommendation and review within recognized area of responsibility.</strong>
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Provide high level oversight, leadership and direction for one or more defined medical areas or functions.</li> <li>Interpret, recommend and review corporate policy within recognized area of responsibility.</li> <li>Refine conceptual framework and provide broad strategic direction.</li> <li>Develop and approve strategic and operational plans for assigned units or area of responsibility.</li> <li>Impact the performance of BCBSM including short term as well as long term effects on major business units.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Qualifications</strong>" <ul> <li>Doctorate from an accredited school of medicine (M.D.) or osteopathy (D.O.) required.</li> <li>Ten (10) year's recent clinical experience in area of specialization plus utilization review experience.</li> <li>Current unrestricted state of Michigan doctor of medicine (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) license.</li> <li>Board certified or board eligible and working towards certification in a specialty approved by the American</li> <li>Board of Medical Specialists or the American Board of Osteopathy.</li> <li>Certification in Utilization Review preferred.</li> <li>Knowledge of BCBSM, providers, services and facilities.</li> <li>Strong teaching and communication skills.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul> <p>Departmental Summary / Preference:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The primary purpose of this role will be to:</p> <p>1) Enable health equity strategies and business priorities, ensuring advancement through collaboration, accountability and impactful outcomes</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2) Provide strategic leadership for influencing diversity and inclusion throughout BCBSM's network of providers, taking a leading role with groups such as Physician Diversity Council and Health Disparities Action Team</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3) Collaborate closely with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, and take a leading role in operationalizing strategies in the Office of Health and Health Care Disparities</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>4) Lead enterprise efforts to partner with providers on strategic initiatives to address gaps in health and health care disparities, the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community and why cultural competency is important, maternal health disparities, unconscious bias and other topics to advance health equity</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>5) Ensure compliance with state and federal mandates relating to disparity-related education programs, such as unconscious bias education requirements</p> <p>Doctorate from an accredited school of medicine (M.D.) or osteopathy (D.O) required.</p> <p>Seven (7) years clinical practice experience</p> <p>Two (2) years of experience as medical director working for health plan, medical group or hospital in medical management, patient experience or quality management</p> <p>Active engagement in health care equity and disparities initiatives &nbsp;</p>