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Vice President, Primary Care at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City in Kansas City, MO

Profession Specialty City State Position ID
Leadership - Physician Medical Management Kansas City MO 165709
Job Description

Cejka Search has been retained by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) to recruit an innovative and progressive health care delivery leader to serve in a newly created position, Vice President, Primary Care.  

In January 2018, Blue KC and Shawnee Mission Health launched Spira Care, a combined primary care and insurance offering available exclusively to eligible Blue KC members. Spira Care was designed following months of hands-on collaboration with consumers to create a care experience that is simple and personal, while also innovative and forward-thinking. Blue KC members enrolled in Spira Care have access to integrated primary care, behavioral health consults, health coaching, routine lab draws, and more, all in one place at low or no cost providing a healthcare experience that is more personal and affordable. Since its inception, Spira Care has grown to 8 Care Centers serving 32 counties in Kansas and Missouri, with plans for future expansion opportunities.

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President, the Vice President, Primary Care role was created to provide strategic and operational leadership to Spira Care as well as develop and oversee the execution of the overall Blue KC Primary Care strategy. The Vice President, Primary Care will serve as an intentional leader in looking at innovative and strategic initiatives, programs, and services that will bring about the next generation of Primary Care delivery model that compliments other Blue KC lines of business and would augment sales and products. The leader will be accountable for the Spira Care clinical and daily operations within the care centers and will work with leadership to achieve Blue KC’s population health goals. The Vice President, Primary Care will be responsible for supporting clinicians required to meet patient needs throughout multiple types of facilities across the primary care continuum and the financial objectives. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the largest not-for-profit health insurer in Missouri and the only not-for-profit commercial health insurer in Kansas City, has been part of the Kansas City community since 1938. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City provides health coverage services to more than one million residents in the greater Kansas City area, including Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and 30 counties in Northwest Missouri.

The ideal background includes a depth of experience in leading the strategy and operational management of healthcare ambulatory services with an emphasis on primary care services. The Vice President will have demonstrated success in implementing innovative programs that improve quality, outcomes, and the total cost of care. The ability to lead within a highly matrix organization is essential. A master’s degree is preferred.

For more information or to nominate candidates, kindly contact:

Rebecca Kapphahn
Executive Vice President, Managing Principal
Cejka Search

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