IT Strategy Analyst - San Antonio, TX at Optum

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Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)
The IT Strategic Analyst supports strategic IT initiatives through creating materials and content to assist leadership in building roadmaps and frameworks to meet the goals of the organization. This role helps leadership educate all levels of the organization to clarify and to understand the details of the strategic plan and how departmental goals connect to the corporate goals. Additionally, the analyst assists senior leadership in budgeting, metrics, ad hoc projects, and general operational support.
This role reports to the VP IT Strategy and will work closely with all IT Leadership both within WellMed and Optum Care to support key initiatives across the enterprise.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Performs a major role in the creating key strategic artifacts. This role may interface with multiple business units such as accounting / finance, claims, operations, physician clinics, customer service, executive management, and sales and marketing
  • Serves as an expert resource regarding the alignment of enterprise analytic tools and reporting system strategies with the business goals and strategic drivers
  • Applies knowledge of managed care operating environment and underlying systems data to all major production systems used for delivery of reporting services to internal and external clients
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with both internal/externals customers at the senior management and executive level in order to influence project teams and gain consensus on the selection of the most viable solutions. The position acts as a key team member to both IT and the assigned business unit
  • Uses strong critical thinking skills along with medical management, managed care, or physician office business knowledge to have insight and understanding of business concepts, tools and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the contact of the company's business
  • Tracks progress and notifies management of issues that require escalation, and assumes responsibility for resolving or coordinating the resolution of system and process issues
  • Develops and maintains project plans and/roadmaps, and manages specific tasks to ensure project success
  • Collaborates on and oversees various projects as assigned that are cross-functional in nature
  • Leads or assists in the development of IT communication and business training materials, processes, and procedures related to reporting packages and reporting systems
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

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, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field, or (4+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor's degree)
  • 10+ years of experience in developing requirements and performing system analysis
  • 3+ years of experience in project management leading technical projects or teams
  • Extensive knowledge of Health Care Industry - namely managed care - and related business functions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to communicate ideas and problem solutions
  • Solid writing skills with ability to generate professional communications and training material

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.
Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.
OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment
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