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Chief Medical Officer - Paladina Health

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Position Description

About Us


Paladina Health is a Denver, CO based company with a bold vision: To transform primary care in America.  Our model of Direct Primary Care empowers our providers to handle the majority of patients health needs and is intensely focused on quality clinical outcomes.  Our pursuit of this vision is the driving force that brings us to work each day. We believe in embracing new ideas and are energized by the challenge of redefining today’s model of healthcare. We respect and celebrate individual talents and team wins. We have fun while working hard.


Launched in 2011, Paladina now has over 50 physician offices across 10 states. While Paladina Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of the 16B healthcare services provider DaVita, it operates as a relatively independent entity, with sufficient autonomy to grow quickly and make decisions that are right for driving the business and improved health.



About the Role


Paladina Health is looking for a Chief Medical Officer to lead the company’s clinical strategy & medical practice.  The CMO will play a critical role in leading the strategy and execution to continue to recognize Paladina Health as the clinical leader in Direct Primary Care.  We are passionate about improving patient outcomes, while reducing healthcare costs, and providing a massively differentiated experience for patients and clients.   Reporting to the CEO, this role will lead the following teams: Clinical Providers, Quality & Care Coordination, Wellness, and Medical Affairs.



Your Key Responsibilities


The following reflect key expectations of this position, but are not intended to be all-inclusive.


  • Lead the continued evolution of Paladina’s care model, maintaining our dedication to providing  high touch access, innovation, and proactive, evidence-based  care
  • Strategic thought partner to CEO and Executive Leadership Team on how to translate clinical value into business value
  • Oversee the professional development for our care providers
  • Set clear standards and expectations for Provider performance and oversee clinician performance metrics, evaluation, reward, recognition, coaching, peer review, constructive feedback, and discipline. 
  • Build clinical credibility of our model and DPC with patients, clients, brokers, employer groups, and payers
  • Travel estimated at approximately 25%
  • Serve as the president of the medical group and ensure compliance with CPOM


About You

  • Board certified physician, preferably in family or internal medicine, including active state license and DEA. 
  • 5+ years of experience providing strategic oversight and management to  clinical and operations teams, prefer experience leading multiple sites and practice with Direct Primary Care setting
  • Experience in an entrepreneurial setting or redefining healthcare standards

·         Expertise with respect to the current practice of evidence-based, outcome focused medicine

·         Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, agencies, other physicians and teammates regarding patient care 

·         Embrace and exemplify the core vision and values of Paladina Health

·         Demonstrated success building and leading high performing teams, multi-site experience preferred 

·         Ability to thrive in a constantly evolving, fast paced environment, partnering with non-physician operational leaders

·         Team-first attitude essential, including working well with non-physicians

  • Remains excited to directly care for patients periodically

Paladina is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Chief Medical Officer - Paladina Health
  • Job Function: Management - Clinical Facility
  • Location: 1551 Wewatta St, Denver, Colorado