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Associate Project Manager - Sugar Land, TX

UnitedHealth Group

Sugar Land, TX
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756669 Associtate Project Manager Sugar Land TX

Associate Project Manager - Sugar Land, TX (756669)

Position Description

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours.


As the Project Manager, you will be responsible for evaluating UHC’s efforts to both improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care for our members.  You will be responsible for development, implementation, execution and ongoing project management of clinical care management and disease management initiatives, and practice transformation and other affordability initiatives, all of which are aimed at improving health plan HEDIS scores, mitigation of potentially preventable events (PPEs) and medical expense management.


You will make solid recommendations based on the analysis and provide explanations for reporting results for both internal and external stakeholders.  You must be self-directed and creative as you will deal with some very interesting and complex issues. As a key resource to others you must maintain a high degree of accuracy along with attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to always meet deadlines.


We're focused on improving the health of our members, enhancing our operational effectiveness and reinforcing brand and reputation for high-quality health plans. Join us and help guide our efforts to improve the patient experience. It takes passion, commitment, intense focus and the ability to contribute effectively in a highly collaborative team environment.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participates in all meetings related to pay for quality program, workgroups on quality improvement and specific clinical care management initiatives, practice transformation initiatives; and other meetings as assigned
  • Coordinates, leads, and completes projects across various functional areas
  • Navigate a challenging matrix environment, lead multi-faceted and multi-functional teams with a strong ability to problem solve and lead and motivate others in problem resolution
  • Will work directly with plan Director, Project Management & Analytics, Chief Medical Officer, Senior Quality Director, Health Services Directors, and Chief Financial Officer
  • Responsible for assessing & documenting business process, workflows, SOPs for expansions of existing business, and/or training documents
  • Document and identify gaps in the process - provide findings to project team and present potential alternative solutions as appropriate
  • Creates clear and concise written and oral communication, including presentations to management, that details project status, risks, issues, scope and timeline
  • Ensures projects are completed on time and in scope.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on established project management techniques
  • Research and report out on technical issues
  • Build trust and form effective relationships with stakeholders
  • Delivers in-service training for other teams as appropriate to ensure thorough understanding of programs, goals and objectives

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Administration, Business, Finance, or related field
  • 2+ years of Project Management experience in health care management (non IT) to include experience in tracking, planning projects, working with Healthcare data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions
  • 1+ year experience with Healthcare/clinical experience
  • Able to work in Sugar Land, Texas office
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project PowerPoint, and Visio

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SharePoint
  • WebEx
  • Clinical experience
  • Compliance and/or implementation project experience.
  • Working towards or have achieved PMP Certification and Six Sigma certification.
  • Project Management in Health Insurance Industry
  • Previous experience and demonstrated knowledge of risk adjustment methodologies, Healthcare quality (HEDIS and STARS), Medicaid and government programs
  • Experience working on a virtual team

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That's why you'll find some of the most amazingly talented people in health care here. We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy. Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors. Join us. Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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: project management, PMP, healthcare, Sugar Land, TX

Job Details

  • Contest Number756669
  • Job TitleAssociate Project Manager - Sugar Land, TX
  • Job FamilyProject Management
  • Business SegmentCommunity and State

Job Location Information

  • Sugar Land, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusNon-exempt

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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