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Associate Director Network and Population Health Consulting - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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746702 Associate Director Network and Population Health Consulting Telecommute

Associate Director Network and Population Health Consulting - Telecommute (746702)

Position Description

What can YOU do with the right information? At OptumInsight, the possibilities and the impact are limitless. You'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always fresh. It's always exciting.


Optum payer consulting is looking to expand their offerings within their Networks and Population Health pillar and is looking for a senior clinical resource to support the expected growth of population health management consulting. This role will also potentially support other related areas, as needed, such as quality, compliance and payer-provider collaborations / ACO models. This resource will lead the delivery of and provide SME support for complex engagements. In addition, this resource will also support business development activities, such as new pursuits and support of offering research and development, and have operational leadership duties within the Population Health Management Consulting practice.


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


**Travel is typical for this role and our associates leave out early Monday and return late on Thursday. Location of residence is flexible for this role; however, travel is a requirement


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Business Development (~25% Time Allocation):
    • Define the business development strategy for a subset of the practice, as required
    • Own and manage sales accounts, leads, pursuits, and proposals
    • Identify and own the development of new NPH consulting solutions that will be brought to market, leveraging research and internal resources
    • Effectively build and maintain relationships with internal and external clients
    • Identify opportunities for sales and business development collaboration with other Optum business segments
    • Develop thought leadership and share point of view in various mediums
  • Program Delivery and Oversight (~75% Time Allocation):
    • Direct responsibility for the delivery oversight of large scale program execution. Large scale programs are defined as high cost, high complexity and/or high risk
    • Facilitate development of business segment and enterprise level planning and program objective setting
    • Participate in senior level program funding and prioritization decision processes
    • Provide strategic input to the development of program roadmap and timelines 
    • Create a team oriented work climate that enables professional development and encourages creative solutions and strategies
    • Support the management of resources within programs
    • Support program communication plan and execution
    • Require that quality assurance methods are implemented within the program
    • Provide status updates and review of programs to senior leadership
    • Provide coaching and mentoring of project team with the goal of developing and retaining talent within the organization

Required Qualifications

  • Clinical degree is required e.g., RN, RPN, DNP, MSN, etc.
  • 5+ years enterprise project/program management experience
  • 5+ years’ experience leading large-scale consulting engagements or large internal healthcare projects/programs
  • 15+ years healthcare background with extensive healthcare operations knowledge and experience specifically in population health management including disease, case, transition, and or utilization management
  • Experience developing new business and identifying add-on work
  • Experience writing and executing business plans for new consulting solutions
  • Deep expertise in a number of population health management programs / functions, including Disease Management, Case Management, Utilization Management, Transition Management, Wellness, etc.
  • Understanding of provider-embedded and led population health models
  • Ability to travel up to 80% 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree in computer or business related field
  • Experience with population health management on provider (clinic, hospital) side
  • Experience in population health management related areas if preferred, e.g. network management, value based care, quality, compliance, provider engagement, etc.
  • 5+ years working in a Big 5 or large consulting organization
  • Candidates located near Minneapolis, MN or Hartford, CT
  • Experience leading a team of direct reports

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



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:  RN, RPN, DNP, MSN, program management, case management, disease management, population health, telecommute, remote, work from home

Job Details

  • Contest Number746702
  • Job TitleAssociate Director Network and Population Health Consulting - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyOptumInsight Consulting
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 75 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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