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Tell me about the role:
The Senior Consultant, Clinical, works as part of a cross-functional team to enhance clinical efficiencies, promote appropriate and high-value care, and prepare Cedars-Sinai to succeed with value-based contracts and other payer initiatives. This full-time position is primarily responsible for reviewing clinical evidence, understanding evidence-based "best practices", assessing current performance, and developing and implementing interventions in order to reduce practice variation and support the team's stated objectives:
Leverages clinical evidence to identify opportunities to enhance clinical efficiency, guideline adherence, and outcomes of care, as well as to reduce total costs of care
Identifies key clinical questions that need to be answered to understand current performance and opportunities for future improvement. Support "translation" of those questions into appropriate analyses
Supports clinical interpretation of analytic findings
Collaborates with other team members to ensure integration of clinical, analytic, and operational insights in order to increase organizational knowledge
Effectively communicates the results of analyses to various stakeholders. Communication should be clear and "fit for purpose" in order to addresses the questions and findings most relevant to the specific stakeholder
Utilizes clinical knowledge to suggest interventions that may have the greatest positive impact on outcomes of interest and plan approaches to measure their impact
Identifies health system changes that may be needed to support appropriate evidence-based care
Interprets analyses of outcomes of interventions, including clinical, patient-centered, utilization, and financial outcomes and identify clinical implications
Identifies the key clinical issues that need to be addressed for success in managed care or value-based contracts (e.g., patient stratification; identification and enrollment of high-risk patients into specific programs) and ensure that interventions are aligned with clinical evidence and aimed to achieve best practices
Develops feedback and communication tools that will be most impactful to clinicians and encourage evidence-based practices .
Background We Are Seeking:
Bachelors Degree in healthcare, business, or technical field required
At least 5 years of prior work experience (post-training) in a healthcare setting required.
Experience in program development, evidence-based review and guideline development, managed care of health system operations preferred.
Why Work Here?
Beyond an outstanding benefit package with health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.