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

Health Coach

Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), located in Radnor, PA 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.

The Health Coach will support clients with achieving health improvement goals, reducing lifestyle related risk factors, and effectively managing any health conditions. They will be responsible for developing a strong rapport with each client using motivational interviewing techniques, and a participant centered approach. Coaches will use a holistic approach to consider all aspects of health behaviors, which could impact the success of the client. Coaches must be passionate about helping others achieve optimal health and wellbeing. They should be knowledgeable, professional, personable, and be able to connect with and inspire a wide variety of client personalities and temperaments.

Two Positions available:

Position 1 – This is a part time 20-hour a week position, 4 days a week 2/3pm to 7/8pm with possible Saturday hours from 11-3pm one or two times a month. Position will initially work from home but must be able to travel to Radnor and other local DVACO facilities as needed.

Position 2 – This is a part time 20-hour a week position, 4 days a week 9/10am – 2/3pm with possible Saturday hours from 11-3pm one or two times a month. Position will initially work from home but must be able to travel to Radnor and other local DVACO facilities as needed.

Education and Training:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Health Education, Exercise Science, Nutrition, or other health related field.
  • Certification in Health / Wellness Coaching preferred

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Three years of experience in health coaching, nutritional counseling, nursing, health education or similar role.
  • Broad knowledge of the causes of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity/metabolic syndrome, etc.
  • Experience in applying lifestyle factors and behavior change to accomplish disease prevention and risk reduction.
  • Expertise in behavior change concepts and theories including motivational interviewing, readiness to changes, health belief model, etc.

Licensure and/or Certification:

  • Certifications in Coaching, Dietetics, Health Education, Counseling, etc. preferred.

Skills:

  • Adept at motivating clients to take action to improve their health habits, including exercise, healthy eating habits, weight management, tobacco cessation, stress reduction, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire clients who have low confidence in their ability to change behaviors and accomplish personal health goals.
  • Must be patient centered and have excellent problem solving skills.
  • Broad knowledge of online and community resources a plus.
  • Must have good computer skills and experience working in CRM databases.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedules periodic telephonic (or in person) coaching session to meet the needs of each participant.
  • Conducts appropriate assessments to identify health risk profile of participant.
  • Facilitates identification of client’s health improvement goals.
  • Develops action plan with client to address barriers to goal achievement.
  • Appropriately adapts coaching and education methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific needs of each client.
  • Demonstrate established customer service skills.
  • Utilize software to effectively record session data and communicate with client.
  • Strive to develop and support the member’s ability to self-manage their condition(s).
  • Contacts members’ physician when needed especially in more complex medical situations requiring higher level case management intervention.
  • Monitors the quality of service.
  • Identifies on-line, telephonic and community based resources that can assist the member in achieving and maintaining their personal health goals. Assist the member in accessing those services.
  • Assist participants in maximizing the use of member’s medical benefits and ensuring coordination of services and outcomes.
  • Ensures all activities are documented and conducted in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.

Other duties as assigned. Please apply to http://www.mainlinehealth.org/careers job id for Position 1 – 43107 and job id for Position 2 – 43106 . 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.

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.

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