Sr. Director, Payer Analytics - Telecommute

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Optum Advisory Services is seeking an analytics leader to be an integral part of efforts to expand and optimize analytical capabilities and insight generation within client payer organizations and health systems. This position will work with clients to ensure accurate reporting of cost and utilization trends and population health metrics.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Act as a subject matter expert in payer managed analytics deals to assess the maturity of an organization's analytics program and architect a future state solution as part of a broader long-term partnership
  • Direct responsibility for the delivery oversight of large-scale program execution
  • Large scale programs are defined as high cost, high complexity and/or high risk
  • Convey the value story of managed analytics with organizations moving into value-based care
  • Build relationships with clients to develop managed analytics programs with a service-oriented approach
  • Support analytics P&L, building efficient, repeatable processes to deliver profitable growth
  • Provide clinical expertise around payer analytics to enhance care management and network management activities through data storytelling and data translation

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:
  • Master's in Public Health, Health Administration, Business or Data Science
  • 10+ years of healthcare experience with knowledge and background in healthcare payer analytics
  • 5+ years of experience in health management related areas, e.g. network management, value-based care, population health, quality, compliance, provider engagement, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience leading initiatives with minimal guidance
  • 3+ years of experience leading consulting engagements or large internal healthcare projects/programs
  • Familiarity with episodic grouping methodologies and algorithms
  • Willingness to travel up to 25 to 50%
  • 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:
  • Clinical degree (e.g., RN, RPN, DNP, MSN, LCSW, etc.)
  • Experience in the health care ecosystem, including understanding the relationship between payers and providers, and how analytics enables transformation
  • Experience and credibility interacting with "C" level executives, including medical directors
  • Experience managing a team of data analysts, with proven success to mentor, guide, develop and grow the team
  • Experience developing new business and managing client relationships in a consulting environment
  • Ability to work on multiple client engagements
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts verbally and in writing

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 $130,300 to $250,200. 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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