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Medical Director Health First Steps - Telecommute at UnitedHealth Group

Medical Director Health First Steps - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group Kansas City, MO Part Time
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

We are currently seeking a Medical Director to join our growing team! Healthy First Steps is a national program providing a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary approach to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, with primary focus on Utilization Management of high-risk pregnant members.  Responsibilities include management of antepartum cases, postpartum cases, and readmissions for pregnancy related complications or conditions within 56 days following delivery.

The HFS Medical Director acts as a resource to improve access to affordable health care services at the most effective and efficient level of care. The HFS Medical Director identifies and communicates opportunities for engagement and collaboration with internal and external physicians, the staff, and other providers. The HFS Medical Director collaborates with the staff to drive outcomes with each and every contact and ensure safe discharge for the member.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Missouri preferred however not required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct review and discussion utilizing information and InterQual Guidelines related to cost-effective health care delivery and quality of care
  • Utilization management focusing on appropriate level of care and safe discharge
  • Function as the SME for healthcare affordability initiatives at the local and national market
  • Support all clinical quality initiatives and peer review processes
  • Work up to 8 hours/day on Sat and Sun and provide PTO coverage during weekdays as needed/available

By providing 70 million Americans with information, tools and solutions, we are helping to guide them through the health care system, financing their health care needs, and enabling them to achieve their personal health and well-being goals.


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • MD or DO with an active, unrestricted license
  • Board certified in OB/GYN
  • 5+ years of clinical practice experience
  • Comfortable working with computers / technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active, unrestricted licenses in Missouri, Arizona, and Hawaii
  • 2+ years of Quality Management experience
  • Managed care experience
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Residency in Missouri


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $122.00 to $142.00. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $122.00 to $142.00. The range and pay mix of base and bonus is variable based upon experience and metric achievement. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


Job Keywords: Medical Director, M.D., Per Diem, Obstetrician, OB/GYN, Managed Care, Quality Management, Clinical, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Remote, WFH, Missouri, MO

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