Director of Provider Engagement



Ohio, USA · Cleveland, OH, USA · United States
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024

As the largest and leading value-based kidney care company, Somatus is empowering patients across the country living with chronic kidney disease to experience more days out of the hospital and healthier at home.

It takes a village of passionate and tenacious innovators to revolutionize an industry and support individuals living with a chronic disease to fulfill our purpose of creating More Lives, Better Lived. Does this sound like you?

Showing Up Somatus Strong

We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation at every level. Our values bring our mission to life and serve as the DNA for every decision we make:

  • Authenticity: We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.
  • Collaboration: We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.
  • Empowerment: We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.
  • Innovation: We relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions.
  • Tenacity: We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.

Showing Up for You

We offer more than 25 Health, Growth, and Wealth Work Perks to help teammates learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves, including:

  • Subsidized, personal healthcare coverage (medical, dental vision)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Professional Development, CEU, and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Curated Wellness Benefits supporting teammates physical and mental well-being
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • And more!

We are looking for a candidate that lives in the Great Lakes region-Ohio, IN, or KY.

The Director, Provider Engagement is a critical member of the Provider Engagement team, working across markets to build relationships with network providers (Nephrologists, Specialists and PCPs, etc.) and health care facilities where patients attributed to Somatus receive their care. This position will partner with the market VP and SVP Provider Engagement, Divisional Vice President to develop and lead strategies to improve provider engagement and satisfaction across multiple markets. This role will report to the VP, Provider Engagement.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive operational excellence, develop high-performing relationships, and demonstrate sound business judgement while leading cross-functional teams.
  • Build formal relationships with key provider stakeholders within the clinically integrated networks including Nephrologists, PCPs, Specialists, SNFs, Dialysis Centers, Hospital Systems, and ASCs, to support Somatus’ quality and financial objectives in the market.
  • Utilize provider data from RenalIQ to identify areas for improvement and develop action plans.
  • Design and implement process improvement strategies.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support for Somatus’ provider network.
  • Develop provider quality and financial incentives and contractual relationships with market providers in connection with wider Somatus provider engagement and operational team.
  • Partner with Somatus’ clinical managers to support care team objectives related to network goals. · Develop of provider scorecards with Somatus’ Product and Innovation team.
  • Collaborate with Somatus’ payor partner market teams to ensure alignment with provider engagement strategy and tactics. · Ability to travel 25-50% (overnight travel at times) throughout the state/regions and travel to HQ (Tyson’s Corner, VA) as needed.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years in enterprise sales, physician/ provider engagement, business development, contracting experience working with Nephrologists, PCPs and healthcare providers.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, healthcare administration or a related field is required. Advance degree is preferred.
  • Possess strong business acumen and a proven track record of driving new business development and creatively structuring agreements.
  • Possess in-dept knowledge of health care operations and an understanding of the provider industry.
  • Experience working with nephrologists, dialysis centers and health plans.
  • Experience with developing provider contracts or incentives.
  • Proven existing relationships with providers (Nephrologists, PCPs, etc), Hospital systems, and kidney related healthcare facilities in the market.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate, present, and influence both credibly and effectively at all levels of an organization, including executive and C-level.
  • Ability to connect with diverse constituents and stakeholders across cross-functional teams (leadership, marketing, account management, product and development, data and analytics, market operations and clinical).
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, strategic thinker, and ability to work collaboratively in a team atmosphere.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage competing tasks independently and efficiently.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.