Caravan Health
  • - Clinical Development
  • Kansas City , MO, USA
  • Full Time

Clinical Leader Team Lead/ Clinical Leader
Location: Remote
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This role offers you the opportunity to play an influential and visible role as our company continues to grow, improving health outcomes to the most-chronically ill by giving providers the support they need to navigate the rapidly-changing face of healthcare!
At Caravan Health, we service the safety net of the American healthcare system, through applied population health, in places such as Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). We help our clients utilize never-before-available data to promote effective prevention and treatment for the chronically ill, using the best practices for healthy living. The result is nothing less than better care, smarter healthcare spending and healthier people.
The successful candidate will be able to:

Position Summary


The Clinical Team Leader ensures standardization and alignment of the clinical leaders' clinical coaching activities as well as facilitates the development of training methodology aimed at successfully transitioning customers to value based care.  Maintains a focus on leveraging current and evidenced based population health practices. The Team Leader is also responsible for rallying the individual Clinical Leaders to assist the Company's SMEs with content development and content editing.  This person serves as a Clinical Team relationship manager and escalation point relating to the performance of the clinical leaders. The Team Leader encourages effective consistent communication from all members of the Clinical Leader Team and promotes a learning culture fostering improved health care, lower costs and sustainability. The Team Leader closely collaborates with and reports directly to the Vice President of Customer Success in ensuring targeted results are achieved.


As a Clinical Leader individual demonstrates clinical expertise and effectively partners with internal team content leaders on clinical program development. Responsible for leading implementation of practice transformation training, development, and improvement of population health management for assigned customers. Provides effective partnerships for team-based care initiatives that are grounded in current evidenced based practice and are patient/family centered.  Promotes a learning culture that fosters improved care, health promotion and sustainable value performance.  Each clinical leader will have a team of Practice Improvement Managers and assigned accounts, and will act as the subject matter expert for that group of clients, providing knowledge and direction and take ultimate accountability for the performance of their customers. Clinical Leaders are the senior faculty on workshops and will be called to troubleshoot low performing clients, remove barriers and facilitate their success in implementing the programs.

 Clinical Team Leader Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the development and continued sense of Team among the members of the Clinical Team  
  • Optimize each member's ability to effectively and efficiently train our customers in established evidence based practice and person/family centeredness
  • Promote effective training by Program Coaches of member cohort teams.  Participate and assist in leading ongoing learning activities based on evolving program changes/identified needs.
  • Help ensure the competency and effectiveness of the clinical leaders in delivering content to customers through workshops, cohort calls and Steering Committee activities
  • Facilitate a minimum monthly Clinical Leader Team Conference Call with the Vice President of Customer Success
  • Attend scheduled 1:1 calls with VP of Customer Success
  • Partner with VP of Customer Success regarding any identified Clinical Leader performance issue and formulate recommended strategies for performance improvement
  • Partner with the Company's SMEs to build program subject matter expertise within the Clinical Leader Team
  • Ensure consistent delivery of messaging to customers by Clinical Leaders
  • Promote and encourage active participating by the Clinical Leaders in the "Triad" Team meetings to ensure customers are served effectively
  • Serve as the contact-point, advocate, and informational resource for NRACO Coach team
  • Demonstrates ability to lead others by:
    • Communicating effectively
    • Valuing diversity and difference
    • Building and maintaining relationships
    • Uniting Team Members to work as an effective group
  • Clinical Team Leadership duties as assigned


Clinical Leader Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides practice transformation training/mentoring of participants including ongoing learning activities based on evolving program changes/identified needs.
  • Contributes knowledge and evolves content to achieve the triple aim.
  • Delivers educational content in a professional and competent manner in both live participant venues and virtual platforms.
  • Provides input into the building of patient care tools and documents that support a focused yet collaborative process for Care Coordination.
  • Effectively partners with clients in developing their Population Health roles and responsibilities
  • Assists PIMs and clients in overcoming barriers to success.
  • Proctors monthly clinical cohort calls and acts as the subject matter expert for client's clinical staff.
  • Utilizing professional practice and clinical leadership experience, provides innovative solutions for process improvement and program success.
  • Responsible for educating clients on the clinical and billing aspects of population health management. Ensures competency of client's Population Health Nurses. 
  • In collaboration with the Practice Improvement Manager, is responsible for supporting client success toward achieving practice improvement outcomes.
  • Acts as a clinical expert on the use of data, including population health software, to improve quality and lower costs.
  • Integrates use of claims data to identify process improvement opportunities for better population health management and enhanced coordination of care.
  • Ensures ongoing alignment of Population Health Nurse efforts with Quality Measures specific to participant program.
  • Engages in professional development activities to effectively network toward improved professional practice and health policy advocacy.
  • Works closely with clients who are struggling to meet their objectives, removes barriers and escalates issues to the CMO and business leader.
  • Act as population health tool's Care Management super user.
  • Create training materials on population health tool's Care Management module.
  • Perform training on population health tool's Care Management module and Analytic Module.
  • Travel up to 40%



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

  • Demonstrates ability to translate professional knowledge to make recommendations for change in a consultant environment. Must be an accountable clinical leader taking responsibility for the client at all levels of the care continuum that is inspired by creativity and innovation.
  • Demonstrates the ability to build on the strengths of themselves and others, leveraging the ability to clinically think and critically reason, aligning vision with the mission of the client organization at the local level.
  • Demonstrates ability to engage stakeholders in identifying what works and what doesn't work within their organization to achieve self-determined change.
  • Demonstrates alignment with core values of a patient/family-centered approach to care.
  • Demonstrates understanding in Population Health concepts and tools.
  • Demonstrates the ability to instruct and mentor Population Health nurses on patient self-management promotion and motivational interviewing principles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of adult learning theory and incorporates into staff development efforts.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the healthcare organization care continuum and mechanisms for patient encounter access.
  • Demonstrates underlying principles of how effective population health management leads to successful achievement of the triple aim for healthcare.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills to provide consultative recommendations and innovative ideas to assigned Care Coordination teams. 
  • Demonstrates professional, effective, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a positive respectful attitude and professional customer service.
  • Demonstrates general knowledge regarding healthcare quality, compliance, licensing and other regulatory issues.
  • Demonstrates continual learning skills through examination of established research, best practice and current healthcare trends.
  • Demonstrates professional practice behavior, provides mentoring/coaching of care coordinator's in client communities. Works in conjunction with Practice Improvement Manager and Account Management colleagues
  • Cultivates effective partnerships and collaboration with physician providers.
  • Demonstrates expertise in population health software and patient databases to improve quality and lower costs.
  • Demonstrates adaptability and acceptance of a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Demonstrates leadership within the organization:
    • Managing change
    • Solving problems and making decisions
    • Managing politics and influencing others
    • Taking risks and innovating
    • Setting vision and strategy
    • Managing the work
    • Enhancing business skills and knowledge
    • Understanding and navigating the organization
    • Demonstrates ability to "lead self" by:
      • Demonstrating ethics and integrity
      • Displaying drive and purpose
      • Exhibiting leadership stature
      • Increasing individual capacity to learn
      • Managing yourself
      • Increasing self-awareness
      • Developing adaptability
      • Clinical Team Leader Role Experience Requirements:



        • Previous leadership experience required, experience in hospital and/or ambulatory operations management.
        • Demonstrates evidence of essential leadership, communication, education, and collaboration.
        • Previous Care Coordination or Population Health Management experience.
        • Demonstrates the ability to promote individual learning and professional development of staff.
        • Demonstrates the ability to promote innovation for effective process improvement.



        Clinical Leader Education/Experience Required:


        • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse with a B.S.N. or equivalent degree required.
        • Minimum of five years' clinical experience including managing chronic disease patients.
        • Previous healthcare operations leadership in the proximity of acute care delivery systems
        • Demonstrates evidence of essential clinical leadership, communication, education, collaboration, and mentoring skills.
        • Demonstrates the ability to promote organizational learning through use of evidenced based practice.
        • Demonstrates the ability to promote innovation for effective process improvement.
        • Proficient in current communication technologies (email, webinars, cell phone, etc.).
        • Effective organizational skills, demonstrates ability to maintain accurate notes and records.
        • Knowledge and sensitivity of various communication strategies, and ability to identify appropriate communication strategies for various settings.
        • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time to rural settings.
        • At ease working in a decentralized "home office" environment of a virtual consulting management firm.
        • Ability and comfort to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
        • Education/Experience Preferred:


          • Previous Care Coordination or Population Health Management experience.
          • Advanced training or certification in clinical health coaching.
          • Previous experience with health IT systems and data reports.
          • Advanced degree.


          Travel Requirements:

           Not to exceed 40%, with seasonal peak activities

What's in It for You
Great work environment -- we understand the importance of investing in the right people, infrastructure, and culture. We take pride in fostering a positive employee environment with employee growth and development a priority.
Work/life balance -- we are committed to helping you balance work with the other commitments in your life, and we'll make sure your workload is realistic. At the same time, we'll look to you to remain flexible when the situation calls for it as we grow.
Excellent compensation -- in order to attract and retain top talent, we're proud to offer competitive pay and generous benefits.
If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity for you, and you meet the minimum qualifications, we want to hear from you!
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Qualified individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

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