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Director - Population Health Job

Cottage Health - Non-Clinical Professional Careers

Job Number: 17595

Facility: Cottage Health System

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Shift: Days

Schedule: FULL-TIME EXEMPT (FE)

Hours: Varied

Full Job Title: Director - Population Health


The Director of Population Health is responsible for strategic design, implementation and evaluation of the population health initiatives at Cottage Health. Specifically the director will be responsible for community interventions and partner to implement initiatives for insured and inpatient populations. The position reports to the Vice President of Marketing and Population Health.

Excellent problem solving skills required. Types of problems encountered will include gaining stakeholder buy-in and agreement on population health outcomes, indicators and timeline. When this problem comes up, the Director is expected to consult direct supervisor for guidance, gain understanding of individual, departmental, or partner organization goals that may not be aligned with population health goals, and work independently to research best practices and evidence-based population health outcomes achievable via hospital system leadership.

Excellent communication skills required. Will be composing written correspondence, verbally communicating instructions, verbally communicating and simplifying complex concepts, conducting training sessions, conducting presentations, gaining consensus and/or buy-in during community meetings. Fluent in Spanish preferred.

Masters in Public Health, Master of Public Administration, or Master of Health Administration.

Basic computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Familiarity with online secondary data sources such as County Health Rankings, Community Commons, etc.

5-7 years designing, implementing and evaluating population health programs that address risk factors, diseases, and conditions in health care and community settings


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