Value-Based Care Consultant- Des Moines, IA

The Iowa Primary Care Association’s (Iowa PCA’s) vision is health equity for all.  Our mission is enhancing community health centers’ capacity to care. All employees of the Iowa PCA are expected to represent the company vision and mission.
The Value-Based Care Consultant will be primarily responsible for providing support to the strategic initiatives and value-based contracts of IowaHealth+, a clinically and financially integrated network of Federally Qualified Health Centers in Iowa. This position will be responsible for working in partnership with key staff at member health centers to take actions to propel success and ensure that annual performance targets are met.

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Work with the Director of Clinical Consulting and the Senior Director of Transformation to understand, document, and prioritize all value-based contract requirements, and then organize these requirements into a coherent roadmap that outlines key activities and milestones.
  • Monitor and maintain roadmap and progress against key activities and compliance with all contract requirements.
  • Lead the planning, facilitation, and follow-up for the IowaHealth+ Clinical Quality Committee (CQC), Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) and Care Coordination Work Group (CCWG).
  • Use available data and best practices to develop creative and innovative strategies, interventions, and other performance improvement strategies in collaboration with health center members.
  • Assist IowaHealth+ member health centers in developing Models of Care to meet identified performance outcomes.
  • Work with the Clinical Informatics Consultant to help member health center care teams access and understand data and reports to define and implement new population health management actions or interventions.
  • Provide written summaries, status updates, assessments, and scorecards in collaboration with data team members as needed.
  • Provide organizational support for IowaHealth+ including: Ensure documents and other collateral are stored, and that reporting requirements are met; Assist with data gathering & collateral development for quarterly IH+ participation standard scorecard.
  • Lead outreach and enrollment strategy for the PCA through regular communications and technical assistance with Certified Application Counselors and other O/E staff. Coordinate communications with CMS, HRSA, and IME. Responsible for regular Outreach and Enrollment Updates.
  • Assist with coordination, providing content, and facilitating in-person Transformation Collaborative events, which occur quarterly, as needed.
  • Assist with preparing and presenting progress against goals monthly to Boards, Members, Committees, or health center executive teams as directed.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned, exhibiting willingness to adapt when requested to get the job done.

Expected Values and Behaviors:
The person in this position will be expected to model our workplace values which are:

  • Collaborative – We are one team. Celebrate success together. Learn from failure together. Willing to embrace change and responsive to each other. We can and should depend on each other. Share your work and ask questions. Offer to help, offer to learn, and offer solutions to problems.
  • Accountable – We work for health centers and we work with each other. Tell the truth, keep your word, listen, and make it better. Expect excellence from yourself and others.
  • Respectful – Approach every interaction with thoughts of equity, inclusion, and humility. We are one organization, and we are many people. We understand our differences and are better for it. Welcome feedback of all kinds. We are all learning something.
  • Deliberate – Always understand the problem before trying to solve it. Nothing should be done without a purpose. Unite around common goals, visions, and strategies.
  • Proactive – We seek opportunities to learn and prepare for future challenges. Everyone is responsible, expected and empowered to prepare us for the future. Train and plan for what comes next and who comes after us.
  • Transformative – We empower systems change with a lens of excellent healthcare, health equity and compassion. Or health centers lead the way; we will clear the way. Adapt to changing circumstances and improve through adversity.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Degree in health care administration, nursing, business management, public health, or another health-related field preferred.
  • At least three years of professional experience working in a health care setting or organization. Experience working in an accountable care organization preferred.
  • Experience working with health care analytics and performance reporting.
  • Experience with healthcare transformation, process improvement, workflow redesign, and continuous quality improvement methodologies preferred.
  • Excellent administrative skills required to manage work on a variety of programs with varying deadlines and program responsibilities.
  • Must possess strong communication skills – including public speaking, meeting facilitation, and writing reports and other documents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with health center staff, clinicians, community leaders, and government officials.
  • Must be flexible, self-motivated and a team-player.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents and operating and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and databases.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to handle or feel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Professional business office work setting.  Some travel required.

Additional Info

  • Specialty: Iowa Primary Care Association
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Des Moines

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