Sr. Technical Consultant - (PBM) Telecommute at Optum (Detroit, MI or Remote)

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Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
As new pharmacy clients are welcomed to OptumRx, the new client implementation team offers a best-in-class onboarding experience that is powered by strong governance and project management.
The Sr. Business Analyst will work alongside the client implementation team to oversee all aspects of incoming files for new clients, including defining requirements, receive, prepare and load files. Communicate file loads/progress status to clients. This role will actively engage with clients, the client implementation team, and operations teams across the OptumRx organization to deliver on our promise. The Sr. Business Analyst will also serve as a Subject Matter Expert and mentor to peers.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
Leading Myself
  • Seeks out and actively participates in business initiatives that contribute to service excellence, with minimal leadership guidance
  • Understands data standards and identifies data abnormalities. Instills data quality in all outputs that are delivered
  • Recommends and implements improvements to existing processes and assists with adoption of new software tools
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • 0-10% travel

Relating to People
  • External client facing role. Ownership and responsibility for new client data file requests inclusive of Claims History, Historical Prior Authorization, Disruption Analysis and Lettering, and Continuation of Therapy.
  • Works with internal stakeholders and external clients/vendors to ensure data file requirements scheduling, data file intake, client data management, and quality of data based on requirements
  • Acts as a technical business liaison to communicate complicated technical information to non-technical audiences (both internal and external) effectively

Growing and Developing
  • Writes and maintains detailed documentation including specifications, expected outcomes, validation methodology/processes, test results, recommendations, version control, and configuration design related to external data file requirements
  • Sought out as a subject matter expert.
  • Mentor and lead other team members, providing guidance throughout the implementation process.
  • Keeps current with industries best practices and seeks additional training/seminars to improve technical skills
  • Promotes continuous improvement by ensuring adherence to quality principles and presenting solutions for process excellence. Solves complex problems. Develops innovative approaches.

Getting Work Done
  • Takes ownership and accountability for pre-determined Service Level Agreements by following up and following through on all deliverables
  • Provides consistent and thorough updates. Identifies risks and escalates appropriately
  • Ability to handle and organize a large volume of complex client implementations
  • Leads complex data mapping exercises and data file requirement gathering sessions with external clients and vendors. May lead functional or segment projects.
  • Performs ad-hoc data analysis and reporting as required by implementation needs and prepares data for downstream use

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:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years relevant hands-on experience in analytics, business intelligence or comparable data engineering role, including data warehousing, and business intelligence tools, techniques and technology
  • 2+ years of experience with pharmacy claims data, insurance data, managed health care industry and PBM operations
  • 2+ years of experience in an external client facing role
  • Ability to write test cases for QA
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function 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. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with implementation and/or managing pharmacy benefits
  • RxClaim experience
  • Working knowledge of standard business applications, Microsoft Office Suite (MS Access, MS Visio, MS Project, MS Word)
  • Solid knowledge of SQL (complex joins, nested subqueries, aggregation, partitions, functions, pivots and unions)
  • Solid knowledge of the US healthcare system and healthcare claims data
  • Solid understanding of databases, their architectures and database constraints
  • Ability to execute and deliver within the confines and timeframes provided by regulatory agencies
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel (Pivot tables, pivot charts, conditional formatting, VLOOKUP, formulas)

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 OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives 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.
*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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An Insider's view of Optum

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Many companies have a standard 8-hour day, but we don’t. Optum is a global company, so we recognize that working hours are different for everyone depending on their situation. Optum has implemented flexible working policies that allow employees to work from home in addition to the traditional office setting with virtual tools to support everyone.

Rachel

Chief of Staff

What projects are you most excited about?

My teams work on Digital Benefits where our mission is to deliver benefit clarity, cost transparency, and guidance towards increasing healthy outcomes for our members! One exciting project that we just finished was the Mental Health Hub, where we worked to spotlight member's mental health benefits offered by their United Healthcare health plans.

Tim

Senior Software Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

At Optum the ideal of helping people live healthier lives transcends the healthcare industry and applies to our employee experience. Through meaningful mentorships and participation in holistic leadership development programs, I have been empowered to show up as the best version of my authentic self at home and at work to pursue my life’s purpose.

Kat

Technology Product Director

How does the company support your career growth?

I started with the company 12 years ago and have been promoted 5 times. As an analyst, I provided leaders with meaningful analytics needed for decision-making. Now as a Director, I’m the one making the decisions. I’m responsible for creating effective business strategy, executing tactical plans, and helping drive patent culture transformation.

Komal

Director, UHG Invention Program

What are Optum Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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