Analytic Solutions Advisor - Telecommute at Optum (Houston, TX or Remote)

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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 Analytic Solutions Advisor is responsible for bridging the gap between Data Science Solutions and the Product, Operations, and Client organizations in the Payer group. By understanding the capabilities, strategies, financial and operational goals of stakeholders, the analytic solutions advisor can identifying opportunities to leverage data science or core analytic solutions, assist with the management of and intake of analytic innovation projects, act as product manager for analytic products and services, and work across the Payment integrity landscape to achieve savings, efficiency or knowledge value.
This position will establish and cultivate relationships with our business and analytics partners and clients: UHC and OPI Operations Business Leads, Analytics and Technology teams, Finance and the PMO. developing business insight from an extensive suite of payment integrity data science and core analytics and represent the business needs to the analytics team. The Advisor will research industry trends and technology, monitor performance and issues, and bring analytics solutions to address those needs. The advisor will manage the roadmap of analytics projects ensuring that business objectives and strategies are met. In addition, this role can coordinate implementation of programs and solutions, collaborate across the enterprise on new product offerings, and assist with quality and performance management.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Partner with the business teams to develop and implement a strategy to achieve business goals
  • Establish strong matrixed relationships with internal and external stakeholders to define, align, and deliver analytic innovation initiatives to support new Payment Integrity
  • Identify and research key industry, company and operations issues and provide insight to business teams
  • Develop and maintain the analytic roadmap for the assigned area
  • Provide industry insight and thought leadership to business and analytics teams to assist the team to achieve business and analytics goals. Offerings
  • Engage with innovation and growth teams to execute programs with analytics aspects
  • Communicate business and analytic client's needs to data scientists
  • Develop executive analytic presentations / materials, coordinate analytic requests, and support the analytic planning process to drive performance
  • Act quickly to seize opportunities to leverage analytic services in innovative and new ways that drive broader and deeper value for our clients
  • Ensure analytic work is managed via the correct portfolio process
  • Create programs which provide awareness and understanding of our advanced analytic services and how they compare to industry best practices
  • Provide oversight of complex analytic initiatives, providing timely and meaningful client updates
  • Develop streamlined path to escalate and resolve analytic process and performance issues
  • Participate in demonstrations and sales presentations as needed
  • Leverage analytics to identify quality issues and drive to solutions
  • Diagnose opportunities for, and promote process reengineering, automation, quality, and efficiency endeavors

The successful candidate will be a seasoned data scientist, or data-oriented payment integrity analytics professional with proven experience driving and communicating analytic solutions targeted toward growth. Those best suited for this position have strong payment integrity, analytic, and relationship skills, with an innovative approach. The role requires the ability to discuss and manage analytic deliverables at a rapid pace in a highly matrixed environment. This position requires a leader who is passionate about delivering maximum value from Optum's Payment Integrity Analytics through the collaboration with matrix partners and clients.
At the forefront of data analytics and data science, which is a fast growing area. PI is helping stem the tide of unsustainable cost increases. Get to make meaningful differences in one of the top issues our nation faces. Allows you to insert yourself in many aspects of the work that we do, and be exposed to a huge range of business opportunities.
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
  • 5+ years of experience in the healthcare industry
  • 3+ years of experience working in a matrixed organization
  • Experience working in a data analytics or data science role or organization
  • Experience in performing complex data analysis and communicating the results
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree
  • Experience with Lean and/or Six Sigma process improvement methodologies
  • Experience in PI (Payment Integrity), such as Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial
  • Experience working in a high-change environment handling tight deadlines
  • Experience working with and influencing all levels of leadership across various functional areas
  • Experience serving as a thought leader while establishing credibility and building relationships at all levels
  • Experience assessing operational challenges and identifying technical and analytical solutions to the problems
  • Demonstrated understanding of various advanced analytical techniques (such as predictive models) used to detect waste and error, and to drive efficiencies across the Payment Integrity organization
  • Mindset geared toward working in a fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Self-managed, self-starter, able to work in rapidly changing environment
  • High energy, detailed oriented with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates initiative and creativity by originating new ideas, anticipating, and implementing next steps

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
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, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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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