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UnitedHealth Group Associate Director Healthcare Economics - Telecommute in White Plains, 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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges. You must be able to travel 25% of the time.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages affordability analytics in support of medical cost reduction, quality of care improvement, and patient satisfaction

  • Develops full understanding of clinical programs being measured and sets performance goals

  • Identifies and implements appropriate analytic approaches and methodologies

  • Performs statistical analyses to determine effectiveness of clinical programs (e.g. pre-post analysis, clinical results)

  • 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 7+ years of healthcare experience

  • 7+ years of experience in health care analytics

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

  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

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

  • Ability to work with and manage large amounts of data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with SAS (SQL, and/or other statistical programs)

  • Proficiency with Tableau

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

  • Demonstrated ability to present to Sr. leadership audiences

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 5, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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.

Job Keywords: Associate Director, Affordability, Medical Cost, Medical Claims, SQL, UHG, Optum, Telecommute, Remote, WAH, Work from Home