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UnitedHealth Group Senior Consultant Care Transformation - Telecommute in Reston, Virginia

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)

The Senior Consultant, Care Transformation will be a part of a team responsible for solving some of the most complex issues facing health systems across the US. Our clients seek transformational solutions to managing clinical operations – including Care Management and Clinical Variation Reduction – to reduce cost of care, improve quality and patient outcomes, and bring innovative solutions to solve complex problems. This individual will support opportunity analysis, solution design, financial measurement and implementation. The ideal candidate must be passionate about improving care delivery, effective at working in a fast-paced, high energy environment and confident in their interactions with senior leaders (C-suite), providers, and business partners.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze and synthesize, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to inform client recommendations

  • Oversee and/or perform detailed data analytics and financial projections (e.g., MicroStrategy, Excel) and translate findings to operational stakeholders

  • Perform project management activities, such as monitoring client scope, tracking deliverables, creating status reports, identifying and mitigating risks, managing resource plans, and monitoring successful achievement of project goals

  • Coordinate internal and / or client teams in a complex and rapidly changing environment

  • Create artifacts or deliverables that effectively summarize findings, support fact-based recommendations, and provide appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions

  • Present final deliverables to client sponsors

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on project approach, strategies, and work plans

  • Assist in the design and implementation of recommended solutions

  • Support the creation of sales pursuit materials and other business development activities (e.g. proposals and Statements of Work)

  • Communicate clear direction and delegate responsibilities to team members when needed, providing management and coaching

  • Build and manage relationships with client stakeholders and decision-makers, leading with influence to drive change

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or health-related field

  • 3+ years of experience in healthcare or management consulting and / or hospital operations and / or project management

  • Advanced Microsoft Office expertise, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to travel up to 80% when safe

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business or health-related field

  • Experience with data management tools and/or BI tools (e.g., Tableau, MicroStrategy)

  • Healthcare experience - hospital operational and / or provider healthcare consulting

  • Experience in clinical transformation solution design and implementation resulting in significant recurring financial benefit

  • Highly adept at handling ambiguity

  • Solid interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Flexible team player, dedicated to contributing toward the desired outcome

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills

  • Able to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced environment

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 $79,700 to $142,600. 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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