SUMMARY:  Founded in 1973, the Ohio Children’s Alliance is a non-profit statewide trade association located in Columbus, Ohio.  The Alliance provides a challenging and rewarding work environment that fosters teamwork and inspires professional excellence.   The Alliance offers professional services to community foster care and mental health agencies; it lobbies government agencies on matters that impact children, families, and the community agencies that serve them; and is leading a pediatric health care provider network, the Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio (Collaborative).  The Collaborative was established in 2017, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ohio Children's Alliance, to create opportunities for its member organizations to collaborate with Health Plans, health care organizations, and government agencies. It leverages collaborative opportunities to innovate and improve health and social outcomes, achieve savings, foster health integration, and establish administrative efficiencies.


Under the direction of the CEO, this independent contractor position has responsibility and accountability for successfully developing, managing, and overseeing front line operations for clinical integration and population health programs across the Collaborative’s network of over 30 community behavioral health organizations. The role includes program development, implementation, and external relations with the health care sector. The role involves substantial collaboration with leaders and internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the coordination of clinical integration activities and to support the transition to value-based care payment arrangements between our community organizations and health plans.  This position provides leadership to clinical integration and population health programs and staff, and requires the ability to seamlessly and independently manage projects as directed by the CEO.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in business, public health, nursing, integrative health, healthcare administration or other related field preferred.  Bachelor's Degree required.
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience required with increasing responsibilities and experience in managing complex teams and programs with demonstrated successful outcomes.  
  • Experience working with clinical integration, quality improvement, and value based healthcare programs strongly preferred.
  • Advanced training in project management, performance improvement and quality improvement methodologies is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and report on outcomes/statistical information
  • Highly organized, motivated and efficient; ability to manage multiple work assignments and responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.   
  • Must live in the Columbus, Ohio area, or be willing to travel to Columbus regularly for meetings.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Under the direction of the CEO, this individual will:

  • Manage implementation of the clinical integration strategic plan.
  • Provides operational leadership to clinical integration and implementation of new population health programs.
  • Manage onboarding of over 30 provider organizations onto a health information exchange.
  • Manage various committees and task forces related to successful implementation of clinical integration including a health quality improvement committee.
  • Manage various legal documents including provider participation agreements, releases of information, and contracts with health care companies.
  • Manage volunteer resources to support the clinical integration goals of the Collaborative.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the behavioral health and child and family services sector.
  • Develop and execute strategies and programs that advance the organization's development of a clinically integrated network.
  • Develops key priorities for advancement of clinical integration relative to program development and clinical quality improvement.
  • Develop and oversee implementation plan and coordination of resources to execute the clinical integration strategic plan.
  • Communicate progress and impact to key stakeholders and senior leaders.
  • Lead the development, execution and resourcing of playbooks and action plans aimed at supporting a member provider organization’s ability to be successful with clinical integration, population health and value based care.
  • Develop and manage additional staff, volunteer, and/or consultant resources critical to clinical integration.

 

COMPENSATION:  Negotiable and commensurate with experience.  16-20 hours per week expected.  No additional benefits provided.