Project Coordinator - Telecommute at Optum (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 Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. We support the organization through the delivery of automation solutions, someone interested in project management career path. Someone with very solid communication, including written. Solid organization skills and a good understanding of the automation world. Using existing, new and emerging technologies to enhance savings, improve productivity and quality and reduce cost.
The Project Coordinator will be part of Optum Automation Center of Excellence and will play a key role in driving the project, business processes and supports redesigning processes in line with business requirements and the organization's digital strategy.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage projects, lead kick-off meetings, and share project status updates with all stakeholders
  • Maintaining and monitor project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures
  • Coordinate and transfer all relevant information from the customer to the respective team
  • Organize, attend and participate in stakeholder meetings
  • Document and follow-up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Identify and escalate project roadblocks to leadership
  • Drive work to completion
  • Organize complex efforts into project plans that may cross multiple teams and/or departments
  • Ensure all participants in the project are aware of tasks, deadlines, and expectations
  • Influence team to accomplish goals within timelines committed
  • Provide structure, organization, and documentation skills
  • Schedule meetings, identify critical participants, drive participation and standardize documentation throughout the project cycle
  • Document work in PowerPoint, JIRA, Excel, Word, Outlook and more
  • Frequent and effective communication to ensure management of expectations, timelines and goals
  • Prepare necessary presentation materials and data for meetings
  • Ensure project deadlines are met
  • Provide administrative support as needed
  • Undertake project tasks as required
  • Develop project strategies
  • Assess project risks and issues and provide solutions where applicable
  • Ensure stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution

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:
  • 2+ years of experience creating and maintaining effective relationships in a professional environment
  • 2+ years of experience of project coordination or project management experience
  • 2+ years of healthcare experience
  • 2+ years of proficiency experience utilizing Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • 1+ years of experience communicating with leadership

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing Microsoft Visio
  • 1+ years of experience gathering and working through business and/or technical requirements
  • 1+ years of experience working on Automation or Project Redesign projects
  • 1+ years of experience in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including Waterfall and/or Agile Methodologies
  • 1+ year of experience with claims processes
  • Experience with the following tools/applications: SQL, Tableau, Jira
  • Experience and understanding of workflow-based logic and conceptualize it as an automated solution

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 $54,400 to $97,000. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $60,000 to $106,700. 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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