Director, Special Projects Integrated Care at DaVita in Denver, Colorado

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States of America

Director, Special Projects (Integrated Kidney Care)

DaVita Integrated Care is the leading value-based care provider for patients with kidney disease. We support patients with kidney disease holistically to address the totality of their healthcare needs, ultimately reducing medical complications and overall healthcare costs. Our operating model and performance lead the industry. We believe that all patients with kidney disease deserve this comprehensive level of care. It creates a win-win-win, for the patients, and for providers. The Director of Special Projects will help guide business development and operations to new levels of growth and performance.

As a member of the Integrated Kidney Care (IKC) core leadership team, the Director of Special Projects will report directly to the Group Vice President of Integrated Kidney Care. This teammate will support the development of the clinical strategy, aggregating and synthesizing analysis, partnering with various functions across the enterprise to drive strategic planning, organizing management processes, communications internally and externally, and supporting employee engagement. This teammate will operate on a national level, working with central clinical and operating teams across the country.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a track record of top performance and a desire to help improve our overall healthcare system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead new initiatives that improve patient care and contribute to operating performance

  • Support the Group Vice President, in crafting and executing on strategic imperatives

  • Organize IKC efforts and drive collaboration across lanes

  • Support internal/external communication by helping to craft and deliver key messages

  • Highlight management process gaps or improvement opportunities, then implement solutions

  • Lead critical projects working across multiple service lanes; monitor metrics, track the progress of initiatives and prepare presentations for senior leadership

  • Collaborate across teams to perform analyses and synthesize results

  • Work across operational and innovation teams to advance best in class capabilities in the market

  • Remote position, Travel required: up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Prior experience as Director of Strategy, Chief of Staff, Project Leader, or similar role supporting enterprise-level initiatives or prior experience within healthcare or financial operations leadership.

  • Experience leading the following:

    • Design, implementation, & administration of clinical strategies, clinical and operating models, governance models, and service delivery models desired

    • Continuous improvement processes & initiatives

    • Ideation & innovation processes & development

  • Demonstrated track record in the following:

    • Strategic thinking

    • Influencing others to achieve objectives

    • Resourcefulness-the ability to find and implement effective solutions despite time or resource constraints

    • Integrity; must be viewed as highly trustworthy and able to keep matters confidential

    • Handling matters proactively and expeditiously, following through on initiatives & projects to successful completion

    • Handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion

    • Judgment and decision-making ability--must know when and how to "push-back" on decisions and how to make tough calls to keep work moving forward

  • Bachelor's degree required; master's highly preferred

  • Strong project management skills

  • Must demonstrate strategic thinking as well as a willingness to lead initiatives through implementation

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to persuasively deliver presentations to senior executives

  • Ability to build strong relationships across cross-functional teams

Additional Success Factors

  • Commitment to DaVita's values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment, and Fun.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate difficult or sensitive information tactfully

  • Proven ability to collaborate across functions and with all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated strengths in critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and evolving work environment

  • Demonstrated ability to create, refine, and manage new business processes

  • Aptitude for coaching, mentoring, training, and developing teammates.

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."

Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.

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Full vaccination against COVID-19 or weekly COVID-19 testing, in addition to wearing a mask, is required. A medical/religious exemption is required for any unvaccinated teammates planning to visit a clinic or working on any of our federal contracts.

What We'll Provide:

More than just pay, our DaVita Rewards package connects teammates to what matters most. Teammates are eligible to begin receiving benefits on the first day of the month following or coinciding with one month of continuous employment. Below are some of our benefit offerings.

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) match, paid time off, PTO cash out

  • Support for you and your family: Family resources, EAP counseling sessions, access Headspace®, backup child and elder care, maternity/paternity leave, and more

  • Professional development programs: DaVita offers a variety of programs to help strong performers grow within their career and also offers on-demand virtual leadership and development courses through DaVita's online training platform StarLearning.

At DaVita, we strive to be a community first and a company second. We want all teammates to experience DaVita as "a place where I belong." Our goal is to embed Diversity & Belonging into everything we do in our Village, so that it becomes part of who we are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. As such, individuals are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Salary/ Wage Range

$100,100.00 to $147,000.00

Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. DaVita offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Learn more at

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