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Staff VP Network Management - Carelon

  • Job Family: PND > Network Contracting
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Anticipated End Date:
  • Reference: JR96778


  • Nevada
  • VA, Virginia Beach
  • National +50 Miles away from nearest PulsePoint



Location: Strongly prefer West Coast candidate to reside within 50 miles of an Elevance Health office, and able to commute on-site at least 3 days per week.

Carelon Health is a part of the Carelon family of companies. As a payer-agnostic, subsidiary of Elevance Health, Carelon brings together the company’s healthcare services brands and 40,000-plus associates to help solve complex challenges across the health ecosystem. Through our portfolio of businesses, the Carelon family of companies serves one in three people across all 50 states.

We seek a Staff VP of Network Contracting for this exciting opportunity to drive change and impact care delivery with provider partners. In this role, you will provide leadership, guidance, and oversight with respect to Value-Based Contracting with providers. You will oversee all provider network functions, including provider service, strategic relationships, and the value-based contracting strategy for the organization. The candidate will have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, and be able to be highly productive in a dynamic, matrixed environment. This position offers broad exposure to all aspects of the company's business, as well as significant interaction with all the business leaders and stakeholders.

Team Scope: 
As Staff VP of Network Contracting, you will be responsible for a team of 10 FTE’s.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develops and implements network contracting and network expansion strategies specific to enterprise contracts, to include identifying and cultivating strategic alliances and building new network models with significant provider organizations. 

  • Provides strategic design and implementation of high-performance networks to include facility and provider performance incentives. 

  • Delivers planned medical trends and high quality/large provider networks that support business objectives for Medical Loss Ratio (MLR), growth, and income results. 

  • Requires collaborating to identify customers' needs and to close network gaps. 

  • Assists staff, as needed, during contract negotiations with high-volume provider groups or facilities. 

  • Chairs and/or participates on internal committees, joint operating committees with provider organizations (providers) and operations meeting. 

  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards. 

  • Oversees provider services to include provider education and general provider relations support. 

  • Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates performance of direct reports. 


  • Requires a BA/BS degree; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible related experience in contract negotiation, network development and provider relations strongly preferred.

  • Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences

  • 10+ years of experience in contract negotiation, network development and provider relations 

  • Comprehensive understanding of value-based strategies and population health management 

  • Strong experience building and maintaining relationships with large hospitals/provider systems, integrated delivery systems, and large physician groups

  • Strong leadership skills 

For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $170,400.00 to $306,720.00.

Locations:  California and Nevada

In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company.  The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws. 
* The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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