Director Of Clinical Strategy (hybrid)

Operations · MN, United States

Job description

Homeward is rearchitecting the delivery of health and care in partnership with communities everywhere, starting in rural America. Today, 60 million Americans living in rural communities are facing a crisis of access to care. In the U.S. healthcare system, rural Americans experience significantly poorer clinical outcomes. This trend is rapidly accelerating as rural hospitals close and physician shortages increase, exacerbating health disparities. In fact, Americans living in rural communities suffer a mortality rate 23 percent higher than those in urban communities, in part because of the lack of access to quality care.

Our vision is care that enables everyone to achieve their best health. So, we’re creating a new healthcare delivery model that is purpose-built for rural America and directly addresses the issues that have historically limited access and quality. Homeward supports Medicare-eligible beneficiaries by partnering with health plans, providers, and communities to align incentives – taking full financial accountability for clinical outcomes and the total cost of care across rural counties.

As a public benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, Homeward’s mission and business model are aligned to address the healthcare, economic, and demographic challenges that make it challenging for rural Americans to stay healthy. Our Homeward Navigation™ platform uses advanced analytics to connect members to the right care and local resources that address social determinants of health and improve holistic health outcomes. Since many rural communities lack adequate clinical capacity, Homeward also employs care teams that supplement local practices and reach people who cannot otherwise access care.

Homeward is co-founded by a leadership team that defined and delivered Livongo’s products, and backed most recently by a $50 million series B co-led by Arch Ventures and Human Capital, with participation from General Catalyst for a total of $70 million in funding. With this leadership team and funding, Homeward is committed to bringing high-quality healthcare to rural communities in need.

The Opportunity

Join us in tackling healthcare for rural America! We’re seeking a Director of Clinical Strategy who is passionate about having a positive societal impact and using technology for good – solving issues of health inequity for communities that have been perennially underserved.

You will be responsible for driving the evolution of our care delivery model, with the goals of optimizing member experience & retention, clinical quality, and health outcomes. In addition to collaborating with corporate enablement functions to ensure success, you will partner closely with in-market teams to ensure our members and clients are reaping the benefits of this work. You will shape the company's direction as a leader, ensuring our solutions are clinically effective and that our clinical practices are aligned with the company's mission and values.

What You'll Do

  • Lead care model vision and strategy and work closely with product management, engineering, regulatory, clinical operations, and other teams to articulate and build new clinical delivery models for value-based contracts that leverage remote monitoring, virtual care, and mobile care 
  • Assist in building clinical workflows and utilization management tools to support high-quality care that is effective, engaging for patients and providers, and efficient.
  • Create stakeholder buy-in for Homeward’s care model vision by working closely with marketing, product management, and design teams
  • Provide guidance, support, training, and education to team members
  • Travel occasionally to meet with clients and Homeward’s clinical sites across the country
  • Ensure that Homeward Health's clinical practices are aligned with the company's mission and values

What You Bring

  • An advanced medical degree (MD, but residency training and clinical practice experience preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience in a clinical strategy leadership role, preferably in provider organizations for new care models for value-based arrangements
  • A strong metrics-driven approach, with the ability to assess performance, pilot test solutions, track improvement, and scale high-impact solutions
  • Experience with primary care, including a deep understanding of the clinical needs of rural patients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with both clinical and non-clinical audiences

Bonus Points

  • Experience in a high-growth, rapidly-scaling organization 
  • Experience with technology-enabled provider models
  • Experience working within product management or collaborating with product teams

What Shapes Our Company

  • Deep commitment to one another, the people and communities we serve, and to care that enables everyone to achieve their best health
  • Individuals who are diligent, self-motivated, and driven to exceed mediocrity
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to listen
  • Drive to deliver high-quality experiences, clinical care, and cost-effectiveness
  • Strong focus on the sustainability of our business and scalability of our services to maximize our reach and impact
  • Nurturing a diverse workforce with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and points of view
  • Taking our mission and business seriously, but not taking ourselves too seriously– having fun as we build!


  • Competitive salary, equity grant
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental & vision insurance with 100% of monthly premium covered for employees
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 16 weeks parental leave, with a flexible schedule upon returning option all paid at 100%
  • Company-sponsored 401k plan

At Homeward, we believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences enrich our teams and allow us to achieve above and beyond our goals. If you do not have experience in all of the areas detailed above, we hope that you will share your unique background with us in your application and how it can be additive to our teams.

Homeward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Homeward is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.