Senior Consultant VBC - Nashville, TN or Telecommute

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

We're creating opportunities in every corner of the health care marketplace to improve lives while we're building careers. At UnitedHealth Group, we support you with the latest tools, advanced training and the combined strength of high caliber co-workers who share your passion, your energy and your commitment to quality. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM


Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work. SM

Our teams are helping people from around the world. We can bring out your best as you put your listening, analytical and problem solving skills to work in a setting that is geared to helping improve lives and enhance health care for millions. Here, you'll discover a wealth of pathways for professional growth within Customer Service, Billing, Claims, Enrollment & Eligibility and across our global economy. Join us and find out why this is the place to do your life's best work. SM

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)

The Senior Consultant, Value-Based Carewill be a part of a team responsible for solving the most complex and strategic issues facing health systems and provider organizations around the country. Our clients seek assistance researching, analyzing, and interpreting data related to their physician enterprise, value-based programs and health system operations; to position them for operational improvement and revenue growth. This position often interfaces with senior leadership (C-suite) for clients, as well as regular contact with internal team members. The successful candidate will have experience in process improvement, change management, and / or value-based care programs such as ACOs or CINs, and have excellent project management, communication, and problem-solving skill sets.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Analyzing, synthesizing, and interpreting data to inform client recommendations
  • Performing detailed, quantitative analysis; building Microsoft Excel models; and preparing operational and financial projections
  • Leading information-gathering efforts
  • Helping develop a project's approach, strategies, and work plans
  • Conducting stakeholder interviews
  • Developing project findings and recommendations
  • Preparing project materials and reports
  • Presenting final deliverables to client sponsors
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of recommended solutions
  • Identifying follow-on opportunities and helping to scope and close follow-on engagements

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 physician enterprise/operations and/or value-based care programs
  • Demonstrated diagnostic, analytical, quantitative, written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Experience solving complex problems and completing challenging projects
  • Demonstrated career progression with increasing responsibilities
  • Ability to travel based on client need with expectations of 50-80%

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in business or health-related field
  • Experience with data management tools (e.g., SQL, Access, SAS) and/or BI tools (e.g., Tableau, Domo, MicroStrategy)
  • Ability to work effectively with physicians, administrative staff and employees at all organizational levels
  • Experience making difficult, sometimes unpopular, decisions in the face of adversity
  • Solid analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Highly adept at handling ambiguity
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Based in Nashville, TN OR ability to relocate to Nashville, TN; Eden Prairie, MN, Basking Ridge, NJ, Washington, DC or other locations considered

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)

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

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

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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