Chief Medical Director, Centene Illinicare

  • Centene Corporation
  • , IL

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper, a healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a Chief Medical Officer to serve Centene Illinicare, Chicago, Illinois.

Centene Corporation is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.

Position Overview

Centene seeks a Chief Medical Director for IlliniCare, Centene’s 5th largest health plan.  Illinicare currently includes 360,000 covered lives in government products, with strong growth predicted in the next year. Centene serves more than 12 million members through programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Fortune Magazine has ranked Centene Corporation No. 66 in its 2017 FORTUNE 500 list of largest corporations in the United States, ranked by revenue, up from the 124th spot in 2016.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Medical Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of the overall clinical strategy. This role will promote positive relationships and foster closer ties across the provider community, to the benefit of the communities served. The Chief Medical Director will also provide leadership and expertise in new and innovative medical management approaches to drive high quality clinical outcomes, while ensuring the delivery of cost effective care.


The ideal candidate will offer:

  • Seven plus years of leadership experience within a managed care entity or a health system with significant payer base in accountable care, value-based, or full risk reimbursement arrangements.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute a clinical strategy across a complex organization, garnering support from the provider community and coalescing internal teams.
  • Proven experience fostering positive relationships with providers, medical groups, and hospital systems, instilling a vision of shared goals and partnership.
  • Strong strategic and innovative approach, with depth in new process development, approaches to new technologies and programs, and performance improvement.
  • Passion for improving healthcare for the disadvantaged and underserved, with an understanding of the socio-economic barriers faced by specialized populations. Experience treating or managing care for a culturally diverse population preferred.
  • MD or DO degree with current board certification, and 7 years of clinical experience in the practice of medicine. Ability to practice medicine; active state license or ability to obtain an active state license, without restrictions, sanctions, or limitations.
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