Population Health Specialist

  • 4050 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Looking for a career that makes a difference in people’s lives?  CenCal Health is a locally-run, not-for-profit health plan that serves nearly 180,000 people, with offices in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.  For 35 years we’ve been improving the health and well-being of our neighbors through partnership and collaboration, and we’re looking for exceptional, mission-driven professionals to help us grow. We are an employer of choice in Santa Barbara, offering competitive salaries, generous vacation & holidays, comprehensive health/dental/vision benefits including a CalPERS pension plan and 457 deferred income plan, a wellness program, a gym in our headquarters and even parking lot BBQs. Come join our group of nice people doing good work at a great company. 

For more information on who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.cencalhealth.org

Job Description

This position is responsible for the quality improvement and program development function performed by the Population Health Department’s Quality Improvement Specialist. Including, but not limited to, year-round design, implementation, and maintenance of innovative quality improvement interventions and population health programs to maximize the quality of identified clinical priorities, address membership needs, and improve Plan quality of care.


       Continuous collaboration with CenCal Health’s internal and external stakeholders, to support the development and implementation of clinical interventions to maximize quality of care and delivery of service

·         Year-round execution of clinical improvement activities, including planning, implementation, and coordination of timely and recurring interventions and programs

·         Recommend strategies to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of CenCal Health’s quality improvement processes

·         Recommend strategies to improve operational systems to maximize the effectiveness of CenCal Health’s population health programs

·         Design and development of Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs) required to document CenCal Health’s resource commitment and activities to improve select aspects of care, including the submission of formal PIPs to applicable regulators

·         Design and development of Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles required to document CenCal Health’s activities to improve select aspects of care, including the submission of formal PDSAs to applicable regulators

·         Design and development of Population Health Programs required to improve select aspects of care and/or prevent negative outcomes due to disparities in care, including the submission of formal program development documentation to applicable regulators

·         Coordination, authoring, editing, and analysis of reports used for quality improvement and population health surveillance

·         Monitor, maintain, and recommend strategies for improvement of current CenCal Health population health and incentive programs

·         Recommend, develop, and implement targeted value and risk based incentives for quality of care improvement

·         Develop and facilitate training to internal staff and provider network on population health programs

·         Serve on various staff committees, teams, and workgroups as appropriate

·         Other duties as assigned

Additional Information

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