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Data Scientist (SAS) - Schaumburg, IL or Chicago, IL

UnitedHealth Group

Schaumburg, IL
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Data Scientist (SAS) - Schaumburg, IL or Chicago, IL(Job Number:729489)

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Healthcare Data Scientist is responsible for participating in the full array of analytics, clinical analytic consulting and applied analytic activities at Optum. Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses on clinical outcomes, authors quality reports and assists in the development of new clinical programs. Serves as a content expert in clinical methodologies and analytic techniques applied to large claims databases. The Healthcare Data Scientist provides clinical support for outcomes studies and projects; and contributes to their conceptualization and design, synthesizing and disseminating results to internal constituents at Optum as well as to Optum’s clients.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop analytic methodologies for multiple projects on a wide variety of total health care and clinical pharmacy issues
  • Provide consultative support to internal teams and external collaborators, support the development of clinical analytic approaches, draft analytic approaches, evaluate clinical value, and lead the interpretation and positioning of analytic findings and value
  • 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
  • Develop clinical quality assurance and improvement processes and reports
  • Develop the approach for integration of new and existing provider performance data into comprehensive analytic evaluation tools
  • Conduct data analyses for evaluating healthcare cost effectiveness and quality, health systems impact, and other health related outcomes
  • Generate actionable insights and make strategic recommendations that drive decision in quality area
  • 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
  • Design predictive modeling and data mining approaches, based on quality, utilization and cost data, to support consistent delivery of cost - effective, high quality care initiatives that can drive value for our clients
  • Propose clinical methodologies and execute a wide variety of data analysis activities
  • Assess and validate use of various externally available datasets to improve the outcomes and design of clinical analytics, such as outcomes, Census data, and Consumer behavior data
  • Build consensus with clients, clinicians, product managers and executives on clinical analytic strategies and priorities
  • Develop ideas for new clinical analytic projects and programs to strengthen partner relationships with Optum’s client base
  • 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
  • Author or co - author clinical analytic reports and peer-reviewed articles
  • Prepare and give presentations at conferences for the field
  • 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

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Primary Location US-IL-Schaumburg
Other Location US-IL-Chicago
Organization OptumRx Pharmacy Svcs
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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