Join Fast Growing Teams Redefining Healthcare in the Region

More than two dozen technology, innovation positions open at Healthworx, CloseKnit and 1501 Health Cohort Companies.

Sometimes it only takes a single solution to revolutionize an entire industry. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), and its subsidiaries are looking for the creative, pioneering, and savvy individuals who are going to build and bring those solutions to healthcare.  

The innovation and investment arm of CareFirst, Healthworx, envisions a healthier future for all people. By focusing on the development and deployment of innovative solutions, Healthworx desires to make a meaningful impact in the community. They are seeking talented, mission-driven candidates to accomplish that.  

Positions like Innovation Strategist and Manager of Venture Incubation are just two of the unique opportunities job seekers have to work in a start-up environment but with the backing and benefits customary of an established corporation.  

“Our teams are prioritizing big challenges and opportunities the healthcare market is facing,” Ricardo Johnson, EVP of Enterprise Strategy and Healthworx, said. “We want to add creative thinkers to our team who are willing to get their hands in there. We want big thinkers who share our vision and want to apply their talent and energy in operations, incubation, investment and design to drive meaningful change in healthcare delivery.”  

Healthworx portfolio companies are also looking for talent in the tech space.  

Headquartered in Baltimore, designed by Healthworx, and officially launched in September 2021, CloseKnit is a virtual-first, primary care practice that members can access anytime, anywhere from their smart phone or tablet. CloseKnit is building a team of information technology experts who can deliver passion and skill to healthcare innovation through positions like Director of Solutions Architecture, UX Designer, and Director, Product Engineering. 

1501 Health provides early-stage companies with investment, expertise and support to scale their healthcare solution. As companies from the first cohort graduate from their incubation program, they are looking for top talent as well. For example, Even Health is currently recruiting for a Director of Partnerships and Business Development. Even Health’s fellow cohort members—WellSet, Live Chair, BabyLiveAdvice and Pair Team—are also hiring for key positions as they develop. 

Emily Durfee, Director, Healthworx Strategy and Portfolio Acceleration and co-manager of 1501 Health, said, “There is so much opportunity to build the next big thing in healthcare and a better, healthier future for our community. The talent and ingenuity of these innovators and the rapport we have with our other partners is driving change. It’s an exciting time to be a part of CareFirst’s commitment to innovation through the 1501 Health cohort program.”  

About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield: 

In its 84th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit healthcare company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.5 million individuals and employers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2020, CareFirst invested $27.8 million to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of healthcare throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at and our transforming healthcare page at, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram. 

As one of the region’s leading insurance providers, CareFirst offers the same outstanding benefits to their own employees. For a decade, the company has been nationally recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. CareFirst offers employer-paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, as well as six weeks paid parental leave and two weeks paid caregiver leave. They also offer tuition assistance and adoption reimbursement.  

CareFirst practices empathy, seeks to understand, invests in inclusion, demands equity and nurtures belonging every day for its employees and the communities it serves. The company relies on the rich diversity of its employees’ experiences and backgrounds to achieve its mission.  

In 2019, CareFirst held a Day of Equity and Action, gathering 5,000 CareFirst associates across five locations to develop skills for creating new dialogues and greater understanding of each other and their communities. It has since transitioned to a Week of Equity and Action where the growing company deepens its investment and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

About Healthworx:

Healthworx operates at the intersection of healthcare and innovation by creating, co-creating and investing in companies that are improving healthcare quality, accessibility, affordability and equity. As the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst, Healthworx envisions a healthier future for all people by changing the way health works. To connect with Healthworx about partnering, media interviews or speaking opportunities, email us. Follow Healthworx on LinkedIn or visit