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Assistant Director, Network Development - Contracts Administration - The HealthPlan

Job Summary

We are searching for an Assistant Director of Network Development - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will oversee provider relations and provider satisfaction functions including provider services and by establishing and maintaining the necessary framework and the required processes to coordinate communication and programs to address the clinical and network needs of members and support members through the delivery system.

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Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership in the development, direction, execution, and evaluation of an effective provider relations program that supports the delivery of quality healthcare in the most appropriate and effective manner, meeting the obligations of contractual and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures analysis of utilization and cost data is translated to program implementation and support maximizing health status of members and financial outcomes for the organization
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of a robust provider network that meets state defined accessibility standards and incorporates continuous quality improvement and effective outreach programming
  • Evaluates and develops approaches, policies, and programs which are designed to meet goals and objectives and are based upon analysis of member and provider use patterns. Implements readiness plans for product expansion, assimilation and regulatory review
  • Mentors and develops staff toward expansion of professional roles in order to meet the continuous challenges and changes in managed care, contractual and legislative regulations, including promoting the ability to respond effectively to innovation and capacity management


Skills and Qualifications:
  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children's, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, health care, public health or related field required
  • 7 years managed care experience in a managed care organization required
  • 3 years leadership/management experience required
  • A master's degree may substitute for two years of either/both experience requirements

Company Profile

Founded in 1996, Texas Children's Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.

To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at At Texas Children's Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of the patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.

Texas Children's is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
Salary Range
$59,000.00 - $68,000.00
per Year
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Bellaire, TX, 77401, US