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Manager, Enhanced Care Management Provider Partnerships

Job Category:  Management/Executive
Department:  CalAim- Non-Medical

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  8647


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

As a condition of employment, L.A. Care requires a COVID-19 vaccine. This requirement includes our remote workforce. If you would like to request an exemption, L.A. Care has implemented a process to consider exemptions, for documented medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs. L.A. Care will review all exemption requests prior to proceeding with the recruitment process.

Job Summary

The Manager, Provider Partnerships, on the Safety Net Initiatives (SNI) Enhanced Care Management (ECM) Team is responsible for staff management and to oversee projects that will help improve both the managed care performance of the L.A. County safety net and the health of vulnerable L.A. Care members.  This position is responsible  for  fulfilling a broad range of analytical, planning, engagement, and implementation functions.  The Manager works  on projects from the point of conceptualization up  to the implementation stages, and responsible for resolving complex problems. This position will oversee  Program Managers as they initiate and develop strong interpersonal relationships with both internal L.A. Care staff and external business partners in order to facilitate joint decision-making and successful project implementation.  The Manager supports the Director in the development of strategy and solicits feedback from contracted providers.  Collaborating with the Safety Net Initiatives team, the Manager will help L.A. Care and its safety net provider partners work together to achieve the triple aim of better health quality outcomes, better patient experience of care, and lower cost of care.


Staff and Project Management:  Oversees all aspects of running an efficient  team, including hiring, supervising, coaching, training, disciplining, and motivating direct-reports.  Supervises staff project assignments, ensure progress is being made, deliverables/action items are on schedule and support staff with project risk mitigation by addressing any issues that may lead to delays or project non-compliance.  Meets with team members on a regular basis, at least bi-weekly, to review project progress and to review project next steps.  Coaches team members on project development and execution activities.  Provides team members guidance on alternative methods to address challenging issues. 

Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving: Formulates and proposes recommended solutions/ options to address moderately complex operational and programmatic challenges in the safety net, with limited guidance from Director.  

Accountability:  Under direction of the Director, takes responsibility for successful development, planning, and execution of projects, from initial concept to implementation stage, with moderate guidance and supervision from Director.

Stakeholder Engagement: Initiates engagement of existing internal and external business partners colleagues, to jointly problem-solve complex member and provider issues.  Facilitates constructive dialogue among internal and external stakeholders to ensure problems are properly assessed, analyzed and resolved, with limited guidance and supervision from Director.

Relationship Building: Maintains strong positive working relationships with internal L.A. Care management staff.  Through both office and field-based activity, serves as liaison with external business partners, including ECM community based providers, in order to facilitate mutual collaboration in strategic and operational efforts to fulfill program goals, improve quality of care and costs with limited guidance and supervision from Director.

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in Public Health or Public Policy
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred

Master's Degree in Public Health or Public Policy


With Bachelor's Degree:
5-7 years of customer service experience with the demonstrated experience on the following list of stated knowledge/ experience and or skills and at least 3-4 years of lead and/or supervisory experience in a health care customer service environment.

Experience building relationships with organizations and business partners.

With Master's Degree: 
3 years work experience in health care or a related field, doing problem solving, policy, and/or project implementation.

Experience working directly with Los Angeles Safety Net providers (including physical health, behavioral health, homeless services, and/or other Community-Based Organizations)

Managed care experience.


Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving , and project planning and implementation skills.

Demonstrated strong writing and communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to synthesize and analyze qualitative and/or quantitative data.

Knowledge of health care operations or health care systems and its impact on the Safety Net.

Ability to guide and motivate others.

Excellent time management skills 

Ability to make sound decisions that align with the company’s values and goals.

Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (MS) Office applications.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Additional Information


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)


At L.A. Care, we value our team members’ safety. In order to keep our work locations safe, each employee is required to self-screen for symptoms prior to entering any L.A. Care location each day. L.A. Care and all of its staff are required to comply with all state and local masking orders. Therefore, when on-site at any L.A. Care location, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be managed.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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