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UnitedHealth Group Sr Data Analyst - Telecommute in Minnetonka, Minnesota

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)

Positions in this function are responsible for the management and manipulation of mostly structured data, with a focus on building business intelligence tools, conducting analysis to distinguish patterns and recognize trends, performing normalization operations and assuring data quality. Depending on the specific role and business line, example responsibilities in this function could include creating specifications to bring data into a common structure, creating product specifications and models, developing data solutions to support analyses, performing analysis, interpreting results, developing actionable insights and presenting recommendations for use across the company. Roles in this function could partner with stakeholders to understand data requirements and develop tools and models such as segmentation, dashboards, data visualizations, decision aids and business case analysis to support the organization. Other roles involved could include producing and managing the delivery of activity and value analytics to external stakeholders and clients. Team members will typically use business intelligence, data visualization, query, analytic and statistical software to build solutions, perform analysis and interpret data. Positions in this function work on predominately descriptive and regression-based analytics and tend to leverage subject matter expert views in the design of their analytics and algorithms. This function is not intended for employees performing the following work: production of standard or self-service operational reporting, casual inference led (healthcare analytics) or data pattern recognition (data science) analysis; and/or image or unstructured data analysis using sophisticated theoretical frameworks.

This is an exciting role in the growing Optum Care Services division within UnitedHealth Group. The ideal candidate is passionate about working with data and driven to deliver creative and compelling solutions and analytic results which turn data into actionable insights for our business. The prospective Senior Data Analyst will support the organization in identifying key trend components of the Care Services population, disease conditions, utilization, gap analysis, and assure data quality. This role requires analysis experience and ability to work with large data sets, interpret results, and develop clinical analytic outcomes highlighting the value of several Optum Care Services programs as well as answer key business questions to drive business strategy.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify key trends in member demographics, disease prevalence, and utilization to support the creation of member specific strategies to ensure coding accuracy

  • Study APC level diagnostic patterns to identify opportunities for increased documentation accuracy

  • Support Care Services program growth through identification of new opportunities

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of project scope, data extraction methodology, logic and design of data cleaning, exploratory data analysis, and statistical methods

  • Works with less structured data, able to merge data from different sources and perform data scrubbing prior to analysis to show clinical outcomes highlighting program impact and value

  • Use business intelligence, data visualization, query, analytic and statistical software to build solutions, perform analysis and interpret data

  • Able to write and understand SQL/SAS queries to leverage existing standardized calculations of metrics and perform in depth statistical analysis and interpret data

  • Work effectively both as an individual analytic contributor and collaborator within the team

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

  • 5+ years of working knowledge of relational databases, database structures (SQL, Oracle, Teradata)

  • 3+ years of experience developing in business intelligence/visualization software (preferably Tableau or Power BI)

  • 3+ Healthcare Industry or related claims experience

  • Intermediate level of proficiency developing SAS/SQL queries

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare risk adjustment experience

  • Patient clinical management data experience

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem problem-solving skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only : The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. 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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