Medical Director, Florida Markets

Optum Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Closing date
Aug 22, 2023

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Family Medicine
Full Time
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In this leadership position you will work with a Global Fortune 5 Organization that is entrepreneurial, progressive, and considered an innovator in preventative health care.

A partner of the OptumCare network, WellMed Medical Group (WMG) is seeking a Primary Care Physician Leader to work alongside and support our Primary Care Physicians in the delivery of value-based care to the Medicare Advantage population.

We are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally. Start doing your life s best work with the largest care delivery organization in the world.

WellMed currently has opportunities in the SouthWest Market & NorthEast Market of Florida.

The Market Medical Director is a key member of the Market Leadership and Management Team who shares responsibility for decision-making and outcomes in the market with the other leaders of the market team.

  • Lead & mentor current physician leads throughout the market
  • Strategic planning and growth
  • Driving improvements of quality indicators and clinical outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with clinical, operational, and case management leadership to achieve clearly defined metrics related to utilization, quality, and outcomes


  • Relocation Assistance
  • Paid Time Off + 8 Paid Holidays annually
  • Allowance for Professional Expense Fund
  • CME Allowance with additional PTO days
  • Clinician Well Being Resource Program
  • Comprehensive Benefits from Optum Partner Services
  • Employee stock program, Executive Savings Plan, 401K with 4.5% match
  • Affordable healthcare including dental & vision
  • No State Income Tax in Florida
  • Work Life Balance


  • Track record of change management and driving outcomes
  • Experience in both fee-for-service and managed care operation
  • Understanding of managed care operations including IPAs, ACOs, full-risk contracting models or equivalent
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)
  • Previous medical director experience
  • Five or more years of clinical experience
  • Two or more years of managed care experience
  • Board Certification or Eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine
  • Active, unrestricted Florida state medical license, or the ability to obtain
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Position Highlights

  • The Market Medical Director is a provider facing role
  • Develops and maintains a collegial relationship with contracted and affiliate physicians in order to support the value-based care efforts of the organization.
  • Assist driving aligned performance in largely an independently contracted provider network through the development of meaningful relationships, financial and quality incentives, best practices, and forward-thinking solutions.
  • Collaborates with Network and Provider Relations staff in the market(s).
  • Assist in the identification of potential physician practice acquisitions
  • Implement market specific initiatives and ensures that processes and procedures align with the business model.
  • Participates in Committees, as needed.
  • Partnering with the Clinical Affordability team to support new innovative approaches to making healthcare more efficient and meaningful to PCPs and patients alike; ultimately bending the cost curve in region
  • Developing and cascading clinical outcome/improvement messaging to business units to foster tighter working culture
  • Helping set agendas/strategies and leading multifaceted teams of Physician Business Managers, Quality/HEDIS staff, Care Management staff and Clinical documentation team members.
  • Serve as an integral dyad partner interfacing with Corporate level support divisions, to include: Quality, Risk Adjustment, and Clinical Affordability.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


  • Coastal Florida
  • Southwest Market is Greater Ft. Myers area
  • Northeast Market is the Greater Jacksonville Area
  • Over 500 amazing neighborhoods to choose from
  • Access to the largest urban parks in the country and water sports galore
  • Tons of Culture- Art galleries, museums, music and so much more
  • Many top-rated Public and Private schools, including 9 colleges and universities

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