UnitedHealth Group Senior Clinical Research Consultant - Las Vegas, NV; Phoenix, AZ or Telecommute in Las Vegas, Nevada

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We are currently seeking a Senior Clinical Research Consultant to provide consultative support to internal teams and external collaborators, support the development of clinical analytic approaches, evaluate clinical value, and lead the interpretation and positioning of analytic findings and value. The new hire will be responsible for clinical report development and presentation of findings, including identification of actionable insights related to Optum’s value in terms of clinical quality, cost outcomes and patient safety.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct data analyses for evaluating healthcare cost effectiveness and quality, health systems impact, and other health related outcomes

  • Identify best practices and innovations in Optum leveraging data for impact to effect continuous quality improvement (clinical and non - clinical) and recommend performance improvement activities

  • Build consensus with clients, clinicians and executives on clinical analytic strategies and priorities

  • Develop ideas for new clinical analytic projects and programs to strengthen partner relationships

  • Serve as liaison to vendors to develop and evaluate reports related to clinical decision-making, reliability, validity and productivity

  • Serve as project leader, or clinical research manager

  • Translate complex clinical analytic concepts for executive or lay audiences

  • Have major responsibility for the management of specific projects or tasks

  • Must have the ability to work on multiple tasks at once

  • Adapt to change quickly

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in conducting analytic projects using administrative authorization and claims data, preferably in a health insurance company or other healthcare setting

  • 3+ years of experience with medical metrics and clinical quality measures, with critical thinking skills to apply variations of methods based on business needs

  • Expert in using analytic software programs, including SAS and SQL, and expert in MS Office tools including Excel, Access, Word, Visio and Power Point

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, computing sciences, public health or related business discipline

  • Experience in communicating to a senior management audience and ability to drive consensus on complex, controversial issues

  • Knowledge of Prior Authorization

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and execution of complex analytic projects

  • Demonstrate curiosity and determination in pursuing complex and innovative approaches to data needs

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 the UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices are 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 and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.