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We’re working to transform health care and bring more healthy days to our members. And we want physicians who share that passion to lead our dedicated clinical teams. Your ideas will be heard and your expertise valued.

As a medical director, you’ll help manage our programs to ensure quality of care for members at an affordable cost. You’ll develop and oversee clinical programs, such as care and utilization management. And you’ll analyze data to search  for ways to improve them. Your decisions may affect individuals or entire populations.

You’ll develop and mentor a team of clinical professionals to carry out this mission. In addition, you’ll serve as liaison with physicians and hospitals in our network. That’s even more important as we move toward joint ventures and value-based models of care and reimbursement. 

We offer the vast data resources and tools that will help you and your team to personalize care.  And you’ll be able to cut through red tape to meet members’ needs.

Learn how we’re changing health care

Transcript

Aetna Story Healthier Care video transcript

Shawn Franklin: Value based care is about improving quality and lowering costs.

Kenneth Homer: Rather than concentrating on a system that’s focused on reimbursement based on volume, we’re now focusing on what we should be focusing on and that’s keeping patients well.

Brigitte Nettesheim: It’s about outcomes; it’s about the experience of patients.

Kenneth Homer: Patients will note that it’s more of a team concept than it used to be. That team might consist of the physician as the foundation, care manager nurses, pharmacists, case managers, social workers.

Doreen Smiley: I am a care manager, I call patients to make sure that they have a primary care doctor; I call them to check on their health.

Kenneth Homer: We’re able to navigate them more efficiently through the healthcare system to get them better, more timely care.

Simonne Lawrence:  About a week after I had surgery I developed a fever and I had to be admitted to the hospital.  I had a pelvic abscess and a couple of different infections as well as I had been diagnosed with  ? .

Doreen Smiley: When I called Simonne, she was still recovering at her parents’ house on the west coast.

Simonne Lawrence:  I was at the point where I was like okay, I need to go to the ER and just tell them that I need this strain pulled and I need this pickline pulled, and at that point Doreen said, “hold on a second, don’t do that.”

Doreen Smiley: A lot of surgeons don’t want to touch anybody else’s work, so it was very important for me to help her collaborate her care.

Simonne Lawrence:  She was actually calling doctors on my behalf, and trying to get surgery scheduled.

Kenneth Homer: We developed a communication system so that we could all communicate and share information about the same patient which is extremely important and which has been a gap in healthcare for a long time.

 Brigitte Nettesheim: That’s the power of the information that we can pull together in working with providers collaboratively.

 Doreen Smiley: We collaborated with the medical director and we were able to set her up with a surgeon here.

Simonne Lawrence:  Doreen was instrumental at making sure that I got things done and move appointments up and spoke with doctors.

Doreen Smiley: Simonne had one person on her side that she could call when she needed help getting into any place, and that was me. I love what I do. I love being able to speak to the patients, and to help educate them.

Kenneth Homer: As a primary care doctor and an internist, I believe in this change from volume to value, I believe it’s long overdue.

Simonne Lawrence:  On a scale of 1 to 10 I would say that my experience with Doreen has been 11. It goes outside of the scale. 

Professional support and a great career path

We support your needs, too. Our generous benefits include some unusual ones, such as online classes in mindfulness and yoga. We offer discounts on gym memberships. You can even earn rewards for your healthy habits. 

If you’re looking for professional growth and work-life balance, you’ve found the right place. We offer chances for advancement, with regular schedules. And we’ll help pay for your license fees and continuing education.

Of course, every professional role is different and may have unique requirements. But, in general, we’re looking for:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in the health care delivery system, including  clinical practice and the health care industry
  • Active and current state medical license (M.D. or D.O.) without encumbrances
  • Board certification in a recognized specialty, including post-graduate direct patient care in that specialty

For most roles, we also prefer that you have managed care experience.

You can sign up at right to receive alerts when openings occur that interest you. Or look below now for a job in one of these medical management positions.

Explore the roles for physicians at Aetna

Medical director

As a medical director, you’ll provide oversight for policies and programs to help bring members the most effective, high-quality care. You’ll provide clinical direction for:

  • Utilization review
  • Care management
  • Quality management
  • Clinical coverage and policies

You’ll use your medical expertise to lead the clinical teams that carry out these policies. You’ll help develop policies and look for ways to make them better. And you may work with plan sponsors, network physicians and hospitals in the strategic medical management of local markets.

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Senior medical director

As a senior medical director, you’ll develop and implement policies and programs to help bring members the most effective, high-quality care. You’ll direct and monitor the utilization review process. You’ll review our care management performance to ensure that we meet goals for our members. You’ll also work with network physicians and hospitals to implement medical programs in specific markets.

You’ll be responsible for the overall medical policies of your unit. For example, you’ll look for any potential lapses in the quality of care. You’ll use data to find chances for improvement. And you’ll recommend policy changes as needed.  

As a team leader, you’ll develop and mentor clinical staff members. You may also manage other medical directors.  

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Director, medical health services

As a director of medical health services, you’ll provide oversight for policies and programs to help bring members the most effective, high-quality care. You’ll provide clinical direction for:

  • Utilization review
  • Care management
  • Quality management
  • Clinical coverage and policies

You’ll use your medical expertise to lead the clinical teams that carry out these policies. You’ll help develop policies and look for ways to make them better. And you may work with plan sponsors, network physicians and hospitals in the strategic medical management of local markets.

Search for medical-service director jobs

Senior director, medical health services

As a senior director of medical health services, you’ll develop and implement policies and programs to help bring members the most effective, high-quality care. You’ll direct and monitor the utilization review process. You’ll review our care management performance to ensure that we meet goals for our members. You’ll also work with network physicians and hospitals to implement medical programs in specific markets.

You’ll be responsible for the overall medical policies of your unit. For example, you’ll look for any potential lapses in the quality of care. You’ll use data to find chances for improvement. And you’ll recommend policy changes as needed.  

As a team leader, you’ll develop and mentor clinical staff members. You may also manage other medical directors. 

Search for senior medical-health-service director jobs

Associate medical director, behavioral health

As an associate medical director, you’ll lead a team of behavioral health professionals to ensure that our members receive the right care – and at reasonable cost. You’ll provide medical oversight, consultation and training for the team. You’ll personally manage the high-risk cases. You’ll oversee them throughout the treatment process. And you’ll make decisions about medical necessity of care. For the overall utilization management program, you’ll be involved in developing standards. Then you’ll create action plans and later evaluate results. You’ll also make decisions about medical policies. These might include criteria for medical necessity, clinical practice guidelines and the use of technology. 

Search for associate medical director jobs in behavioral health

See more about other clinical careers

Behavioral health careers
Nursing careers
Pharmacy careers

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