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UnitedHealth Group Sr Consultant Care Transformation -Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute in United States

The Senior Consultant will be a part of a team responsible for the development, implementation, and long-term management of Optum’s Inpatient Case Management and Clinical Variation solution for a strategic client partnership. The successful candidate must be passionate about improving care delivery, effective at collaborating in a fast-paced environment and confident in their interactions with senior leaders, providers, and business partners.

The Senior Consultant will provide program management to lead or support Optum and client teams to improve efficiency in care delivery and achieve health system financial sustainability. This proactive, client-savvy professional will support seamless, consistent delivery across Optum business units and key client services.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze, synthesize, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to inform client recommendations

  • Oversee and/or perform detailed data analytics and financial projections (e.g., MicroStrategy, Excel) and translate findings to operational stakeholders

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams through assessment, opportunity identification, solution design, and implementation

  • Perform project/program management activities, such as monitoring client scope, creating work plans and status reports, tracking deliverables, identifying and mitigating risks, managing resource plans, and monitoring successful achievement of project goals

  • Create artifacts or deliverables that effectively summarize findings, support fact-based recommendations, and provide appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions

  • Build trusting relationships with stakeholders, leading with influence to drive change

  • Communicate clear direction and delegate responsibilities to team members when needed, providing management and coaching

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 or health-related field

  • 3+ years of experience in healthcare consulting and/or management consulting and/or hospital operations and/or project management

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office expertise, specifically Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to travel regionally up to 50- 80% when approved by COVID-19 travel guidelines

  • 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:

  • Healthcare experience – hospital operations and/or provider healthcare consulting experience

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience building project / program deliverables

  • Highly adept at handling ambiguity

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience with data management tools and/or BI tools (e.g., Tableau, MicroStrategy)

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills

  • Experience in clinical transformation implementation resulting in significant recurring financial benefit

  • Master’s degree in business or health-related field

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 Residents Only: The salary/hourly range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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.

Job Keywords: Sr Consultant Care Transformation, Telecommute

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