: VPMed AffPatient Safety
1 CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895

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Job Description
Reporting to the SVP and CMO of Caremark, this leader will run two distinct teams: one is a core team of physicians supporting the Caremark division of CVS Health and the other team is comprised of advisors that support all our enterprise patient safety work.

Collaborates with the SVP to help craft the clinical components/strategy of CVS Caremarks long-term healthcare vision for clients, members, patients, and colleagues
Builds and leads a center-of-excellence medical organization consisting of highly motivated, proactive, and innovative professionals
Builds the standard methodology clinical program and health management platform for Caremark, by carefully placing medical leadership in the in Caremark conventional PBM, in the Caremark Medicare services, and in Caremark Specialty
Develops programs for evaluating physician and pharmacist decision-making regarding utilization management and appeals.
Leads team of physicians who support our Caremark business and Oversees utilization management, seeing opportunities for improvement in strategy and tactics
Champions an environment of the best medical decision-making, relying on the medical literature, and a cohesion and
Lead all aspects of and improves the budget for outside medical reviews
Identified new opportunities for medical director insight by maintaining close ties with Enterprise Product, Digital and Analytics teams
Works closely with VP Formulary Development and VP Clinical Affairs, forming the pharmacy/medical expertise for the organization. Identifies ways to coordinate with Aetna Medical Affairs
Sees opportunities in the design of new products and services with significant potential to drive revenues and improve healthcare outcomes
Participates as necessary in the sales process in Caremark with large Employer Groups and Health plans
Leads enterprise Patient Safety work including the development, revision, and implementation of safety policies for the enterprise. Ensures business units understanding and compliance.
Develops and uses data analytics to plan and implement new patient safety strategies. Uses new insights and improve patient safety by proactively addressing identified issues and risks
In collaboration with each CVS Health business line, builds specific business area patient/member safety programs to support the best outcomes. Dynamically supervises plans and develops and implements new tactics, focusing on use of artificial intelligence and machine learning
Executes on CVS Healths Patient Safety Programs and further a culture of safety across all business units, focusing on the use of sophisticated analytics to reduce errors. Works collaboratively with partners to build and harmonize patient safety strategies, incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Coordinates and supervises the development of comprehensive patient safety improvement initiatives to reduce medical errors and healthcare incidents. Ensure compliance with Federal Health Care program requirements and Corporate Integrity Agreements
Provides ongoing informative services to the businesses to establish detailed approaches product and service offerings. Partners with operational teams to implement local patient safety strategies
Leads core team of Patient Safety advisers who are aligned to support both the individual CVS health businesses as well as enterprise initiatives on patient safety work

Required Qualifications
MD with demonstrated ability leading in pharmacy benefit management (PBM) or a large healthcare corporation
Strong experience in optimizing utilization management
Highly organized, detail oriented, proficient analytical ability, with effective listening and presentation skills and ability to manage sophisticated projects
Strong capability understanding of analytics and ability to translate insights into business strategy. Proficient in clinical quality measurement and improvement
Proven leadership experience/ Skilled in use of Hadoop-type databases
Proven experience as a leader who clearly communicates with and engages leaders, clinical community, and team members in establishing a culture of openness, trust, and continual improvement

Preferred Qualifications

Board Certified Medical Director required

Business Overview
At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.


Employee Testimonials

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David L. Casey
Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer

The military has an ethos that is grounded in purpose-driven service that’s bigger than the induvial. The same holds true for us at CVS Health. You can talk to colleagues in any part of our business and they will be able to articulate our company’s purpose. Working here provides an opportunity for service members and military spouses to continue to serve -- just in a civvies.

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Susan Medina
Head of Executive Search & International Talent Acquisition

As a member of the CVS Health team I have the chance of a lifetime to work for a company with a purpose in which I truly believe. Who wouldn’t want to go to work every single day knowing that every conversation, every meeting, every email, every day will have an impact on someone, especially when that someone is likely a friend, a family member, a grandma, or even a stranger?