Careers

Amazing career experiences that make a difference. DVACO provides opportunities to become part of a diverse team that drives the clinical initiatives to transform healthcare in one of America’s most vibrant regions.

“In this time of my career, I can’t imagine a greater opportunity to enhance and transform the US Health Care System every day.”

Joel Port
Chief Operating Officer

Current Job Openings

2018 Administrative Fellowship

About the DVACO

Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) is a limited liability joint venture corporation comprised primarily of two major health systems: Jefferson Health and Main Line Health, serving the Greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. DVACO was accepted into the Medicare Shared Savings Program for the 2014 start year, and now includes 2,000 physicians serving over 180,000 lives. DVACO contracts with four commercial payers and serves Medicare beneficiaries, making it the region’s largest Accountable Care Organization. At the core of operations, DVACO is committed to working towards the achievement of the triple aim: better outcomes, better experiences, and smarter spending. Our culture embraces innovation of healthcare delivery models through collaborative work with physician practices, health systems and employee wellness programs.

Role and Responsibilities
The DVACO Administrative Fellowship is a 1 year program designed for recent graduates of MHA, MBA, MPH, MS-POPH, or similar healthcare programs to build a foundation for a career in population health. The position emphasizes skills related to population health management, healthcare business planning, and leadership skills. Based on interests, the program may include rotations through various DVACO departments including Care Coordination, Practice Transformation, Data Analytics, and Clinical Quality, and the opportunity to become acquainted with each of our member hospitals.

In addition to these rotations, the Fellow can tailor his/her experience through various projects related to topics such as quality oversight, data reporting, performance improvement, physician engagement, informatics, network development, and contract/payer relations. This design gives the Fellow the opportunity to build fundamental communication, analytic, and problem-solving skills as well as an understanding of the ACO environment and population health strategies. To complement on-the-job training, fellows are involved in Board and other Administrative meetings. Fellows report directly to Joel Port, COO.

Past projects have included:

  • Analyze administrative costs on a PMPM basis and develop a proforma
  • Support the development of a benchmarking system
  • Assist Care Coordination in identifying high risk patients
  • Research strategies on ACO development of a specialist network
  • Manage the implementation of care coordination software among post-acute facilities
  • Communicate on-site with practices about their performance in DVACO initiatives
  • Support the design of an employee ACO Product
  • Project manage IT implementation

Please contact Sarah McCarthy, current fellow, at McCarthyS@DVACO.org with any questions.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Recent graduate of MHA/MPH/MBA/MS-POPH Accredited, or similar, degree program

Preferred Skills

  • Analytical thinking
  • Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Project Management
  • Performance Improvement Knowledge

Application Materials
In order to be considered for the 2018 Administrative Fellowship, the following items must be attached to this application:

  1. Current Resume
  2. Three letters of Recommendation : at least one from a graduate professor and a current or former employer
  3. Personal Statement: 1-2 pages addressing personal career goals and your view on the importance of population health management
  4. Official Graduate Transcript

o  Applications due Friday, September 22, 2017
o  Phone Interviews are the first week of October, 2017
o  On site Interview date Friday, October 20, 2017
o  Selection data by October 25, 2017

To apply on line please go to http://www.mainlinehealth.org/careers – Job ID 42905.
Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to DVACO. This will be verified during pre-employment testing. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Practice Transformation Coach

About the DVACO

Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) is a limited liability joint venture corporation comprised primarily of two major health systems: Jefferson Health and Main Line Health, serving the Greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. DVACO was accepted into the Medicare Shared Savings Program for the 2014 start year, and now includes 2,000 physicians serving over 180,000 lives. DVACO contracts with four commercial payers and serves Medicare beneficiaries, making it the region’s largest Accountable Care Organization. At the core of operations, DVACO is committed to working towards the achievement of the triple aim: better outcomes, better experiences, and smarter spending. Our culture embraces innovation of healthcare delivery models through collaborative work with physician practices, health systems and employee wellness programs.

Reporting to the Manager of Practice Transformation the Practice Transformation Coach supports Clinical Services and Operations Team in their effort to monitor outcomes and create ongoing performance improvement initiatives at DVACO. Will be working across DVACO and with multiple CINs and ACO Members, and multiple EMRs. Work as a member of the DVACO Team to study and monitor care processes in a quality infrastructure and use data to drive ongoing performance improvement throughout DVACO. Must be able to coordinate, interpret, and translate performance data, and critically review metrics; data should permit evaluation of opportunities to implement change and monitor ongoing results of clinical quality outcomes. Collaborate with DVACO Leadership team on ongoing opportunities for improvement in Clinical Operations, Quality, Risk Reduction, Patient Outcomes; this may be in response to regulatory, payer, entity & health system requests as it relates to clinical quality.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Primary administrative and project manager support for practice transformation using principles of PCMH and the NCQA application process, including managing overall timeline, facilitate scheduling of practice meetings, coordination of educational webinars, and formulation/dissemination of meeting minutes, assist with design of corresponding data reports, verification of application details, coordination and facilitation of uploading survey documents, etc.
  • Serve as a key member of the DVACO team to help transform the practices into allowing them to excel at providing excellent patient experience, and quality medical care. Will help practices to be well-positioned to meet requirements of CPC+ (Comprehensive Primary Care Plus) and the CMS MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Payment System)/ACI (Advancing Care Information) programs. Maintain contact with practices and serve as additional resource to practices in regards to their work toward NCQA Recognition.
  • Focused efforts include the implementation/ process redesign of:
    Population Management, Patient Access to care, Proactive Outreach, Patient activation and goal setting, Test and Referral tracking processes, and Integration of continuous performance improvement activities.
  • Assists Manager of Practice Transformation in building a quality-based infrastructure into current operations structure.
  • Supports Manager of Practice Transformation/DVACO implement change required to achieve the clinical quality goals through development of routine feedback mechanisms, guidelines, etc.
  • Engage in problem-solving with practices to improve access and patient-centered care
  • Monitor and assess performance across different aspects of delivering patient-centered care
  • Design and facilitate improvement projects to build foundational capabilities at a site in order to improve its performance
  • Serve as the primary liaison, teacher, coach, and facilitator for Primary Care practices participating in DVACO
  • Perform practice assessments to provide both a baseline understanding and the basis on which to develop the practice redesign plan
  • Assist DVACO leadership team and CMO with data design and presentation- as well as support front line staff with data translation, interpretation, and performance improvement efforts.
  • Serve as front-line contact for end- users in practices including documenting any user issues with accessing reports or data integrity concerns
  • Additional responsibilities and goals – as noted in the formal job description.

Must be able to travel to member sites in Philadelphia and Suburbs.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 2 years’ experience. Working knowledge of ambulatory care service delivery, clinical operations/ workflows, and clinical data analysis and reporting.

Licensures & Certifications:
PCMH CCE preferred but not required

Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, approachable work style and a willingness to take on complex organizational and clinical project management activities.
  • Demonstrate strong/solid knowledge and skill with computers, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Proficiency in software applications that include, but are not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of EMR and report development preferred.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work well with people.
  • Must have ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.

Please apply to www.mainlinehealth.org/careers job id 42865. No agency calls please. Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to Main Line Health. This will be verified during pre-employment testing.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Apply for a Position

DVACO employment benefits are administered through Main Line Health. If interested, please apply online with a current resume at http://www.mainlinehealth.org/careers

Applicants must certify that they have not used tobacco products or nicotine in any form in the 90-days prior to submitting an application to Main Line Health. This will be verified during pre-employment testing. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the Delaware Valley ACO to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer/employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation or disability; to select, develop and promote employees based on the individual’s, qualifications, experience, and job performance; to maintain a working environment free of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and intimidation.

Who is DVACO?

We are the area’s largest Accountable Care Organization, leading the way in health improvement by streamlining provider participation to enhance the quality and personalization of patient care. Learn More

Contact Info

Address
PO Box 356,
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone 610-225-6295
Toll Free Number 855-761-9345
TTY# 610-225-6275
Toll Free Number 855-761-9345
Compliance Line 610-225-6211
Email dvacomail@dvaco.org
Business Hours 9-5pm