DaVita Director, Special Projects in DENVER, Colorado

Director, Special Projects


DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of June 30, 2016 DaVita Medical Group (formerly HealthCare Partners) provided integrated care management for approximately 760,000 patients. DaVita Medical Group’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.

We are committed to bringing the benefits of coordinated care to our patients and to taking a leading role in the transformation of the national healthcare delivery system to assure quality, access, and affordable care for all.

If you're looking to make a difference with a large, financially stable, well-recognized medical group, DaVita Medical Group may be the employer for you.


The Director of Special Projects will lead high priority ComplianceDepartment strategic initiatives reporting directly to the Senior VicePresident and Associate General Counsel, Compliance for DaVita MedicalGroup. The Director will play a key roleas a thought partner, strategic leader, and project manager. This position may also be asked to supportcore programmatic processes including policyimplementation, training, monitoring, and investigatory activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Consistently exhibits behavior andcommunication skills that demonstrate DMG’s commitment to superior customerservice, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal andexternal customer.

  • Assists with management of national andmarket level compliance projects including the execution of processes andcontrols to mitigate compliance risks.

  • Understands and documents keyprocesses, programs and initiatives.

  • Responds to compliance-relatedinquiries.

  • Manages compliance projects, programs,and processes and reports progress to compliance and senior leadership.

  • Lead compliance initiatives andactivities, including regular meetings with stakeholder leadership, legal, andexternal sources.

  • Manages special projects, includingroot/cause analyses, corrective action, data analytics, process improvement,and control development.

  • Conducts analysis of contracts, leasesand physician compensation.

  • Represents compliance at variousbusiness leadership meetings.

  • Develops and manages project plans forcompliance activities.

  • Assists compliance leadership in annualrisk assessment and helps drive resource prioritization for the entiredepartment.

  • Prepares and delivers education forteammates on compliance initiatives and policies.

  • Collaborates with teammates in variousdepartments and positions throughout DMG to meet shared goals and expectations.

  • Draws a balance between businessinterests and compliance, business partnering, identification ofvulnerabilities and design of systems, processes and controls to address risk.

  • Establishes and maintains positiverelationships with field clients and outside contractors

  • Understands and follows teammateguidelines, employment policies and department or company procedures.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required;Master’s/Law degree preferred



  • Five (5) years’ experience inregulatory law, audit or compliance in healthcare

  • Demonstrated project managementexperience required


  • Prior experience with health plans ormanaged care organizations or large, decentralized healthcare providers

  • Prior experience with physician compensation/ fair market value tools

  • Prior experience conducting complianceinvestigations

  • Project Management Certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of federal fraudand abuse laws required

  • Demonstrated ability to present andcommunicate effectively with executive management, functional leaders, andfield employees

  • Experience supervising work performedby outside vendors and contractors

  • Superior drafting and communicationskills required

  • Proven track record of collaborativeproblem solving with senior management and business leaders to achieve businessgoals

  • Excellent computer skills andproficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Experience with managing data analyticsprojects

Primary Location CO-DENVER - 80202

Req ID: 307079