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UnitedHealth Group Associate Director of Healthcare - Telecommute EST Hours in Lake Success, New York

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This position is responsible for providing leadership within a population health team. The team is responsible for developing, producing, and distributing identification and stratification tools to the health care delivery team within the Optum Care Care Delivery Organizations. Manages execution and drives operational excellence. Owns end-to-end processes. Provides data in support of actuarial, financial and utilization analyses. Daily responsibilities include managing team and engagement production, developing project scope, conclusions and recommendations, working with clinical and operational teams to drive financial performance of clinical programs, meeting departmental turnaround times, ensuring accurate and timely completion of deliverables. Additional responsibilities involve strategic trend identification, monitoring medical cost trend, issue resolution and technical solutions related to data, data flow and algorithm development.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages process and staff in support identification and stratification tools which are used to more effectively align care

  • Develops full understanding of clinical programs and goals

  • Identifies and implements appropriate analytic approaches and methodologies

  • Performs statistical analyses to monitor outcomes for patients identified by population health tools

  • Works with clinical teams to identify areas of opportunity to drive performance of programs and develops conclusions and recommendations

  • Designs, produces and supports development of clinical dashboards and key performance indicator reports to meet customer requirements (e.g. local markets, external customers)

  • Identifies trend drivers, medical cost trends, membership trends, and distributes forecast reporting for decision making

  • Leverages and coordinates enterprise-wide capabilities to meet business specific needs

  • Participates in the planning, development, and deployment of business strategy

  • Communicates results to relevant audiences and incorporates results into forecasting process and reporting

  • Works with internal teams (e.g. HCE, DS, IT) to build ongoing reporting needs into the production environment

  • Provides analysis and consultation to our local markets, clinicians and leaders to provide optimal, affordable care in conjunction with our analytics partners across Optum

  • Researches and investigates key business problems through quantitative analyses healthcare data

  • Provides management with statistical findings and conclusions

  • Leads initiatives in support of operations, project work, and innovative/exploratory analyses

  • Provides team leadership to and is accountable for supporting the performance of the HCE team

  • Develops functional, market level, and/or site strategy, plans, productions and organizational priorities

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Health Administration, Mathematics or related field, or bachelor’s degree in relevant feel with 8+ years of healthcare experience

  • 7+ years of work experience in team and/or program management

  • 7+ years of experience in health care analytics

  • 1 + years of experience presenting to Sr. leadership audiences

  • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Proficiency with SQL

  • Proficiency with SAS or other statistical programs

  • Demonstrated facilitation, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and analytical skills

  • Advanced MS Excel skills for data analysis, presentation and reporting

  • Able to work EST time zone hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Python and / or Spark

  • Ability to work with and manage large amounts of data

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, including ability to present ideas and concepts effectively

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Careers with Optum . Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group 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). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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