Healthcare Strategic Analyst - Telecommute at Optum

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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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Sr. Network Associate is part of the Network Operations team and assists the multifaceted enterprise leadership group in executing on value-add initiatives to maximize customer retention and satisfaction. This is a collaborative, team focused role requiring a strong business acumen, healthcare experience, critical thinking skills, independence, a strategic mindset, attention to detail, and an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. This individual contributor is focused on strategic analysis and evaluating trends in data to support complex, client facing projects. The primary goal is to deliver key insights to enterprise leaders to inform strategic, client specific initiatives exceeding performance expectations for naviHealth's Health Plan, Health System and ACO clients. This is a highly adaptable role that distills complex datasets into easy-to-understand visuals to accelerate and drive client experience, growth, and retention. Knowledge of value-based care models (e.g., the CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative and health plan (Medicare Advantage) dynamics is required.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support the network enterprise leadership team in developing and executing on key network, clinical quality and operational strategy initiatives that bring value to our broad base of clients, promoting customer retention and satisfaction
  • Develop relationships with key naviHealth stakeholders, including Analytics, Finance, Clinical, Network, Business Development, and Market Operations teams to coordinate development of comprehensive client service offerings
  • Utilize existing, and support the future development of, naviHealth data resources to create actionable plans for achieving and exceeding operational performance targets
  • Package enterprise observations and analysis of network, clinical and operational recommendations, and advisory materials into client-facing deliverables
  • Prepare a wide range of performance and strategic information for executive review
  • Support Network Enterprise Operations in ad hoc analysis, data analytics development, cross-functional product, and development meetings to represent network and clinical provider solutions in prioritization of enterprise initiatives
  • Assist VP of Network Operations in special projects for enterprise-wide reporting and analysis
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested

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 finance, business, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience working as an analyst required, preferably in Investment Banking, Consulting, or comparable roles, with health care industry experience
  • Experience building and analyzing financial, business, and operational models
  • Experience in managing strategic projects and priorities of interdepartmental teams
  • Experience in developing content and preparing materials for staff meetings, internal interdepartmental meetings and client facing executive meetings
  • Proven ability to interact and engage with internal and external stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial mindset geared toward the creation, execution and continuous improvement of operational reports and strategies
  • Intense intellectual curiosity and an ability to view existing challenges with a fresh perspective
  • Ability to tell a succinct, meaningful, and actionable story with data using visualization and other techniques
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Expertise in MS Office Suite
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance COVID-19 Vaccine

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as needed to convey detailed and complicated messages to varied audiences
  • Highly self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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.
naviHealth, part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, combines the talents of our dedicated staff and leading-edge technology to deliver compassionate care to seniors nationwide. With millions of lives touched, we are innovating the way health care is delivered from hospital to home so seniors can lead more fulfilling lives. A career with us means making an impact in the lives of those we serve, including vulnerable populations who benefit from care that is more efficient, more effective and more human. Our environment empowers our team members to elevate our interactions with each other and the experiences we deliver to our patients, giving them more days at home. Join our team, it's your chance to improve the lives of millions while doing your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only : The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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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