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Healthcare Economics Consultant - Phoenix, AZ

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Phoenix, AZ
Date:
02/20/2018
2018-02-202018-03-21
Job Code:
737834
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737834 Healthcare Economics Consultant Phoenix AZ

Healthcare Economics Consultant - Phoenix, AZ (737834)

Position Description

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)

 

This position is responsible for researching and investigating key business problems through quantitative and statistical analyses of utilization and healthcare cost data, including the identification of potential medical cost saving opportunities and the effectiveness of health management initiatives.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as healthcare economics / analytics consultant for national and local market projects
  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative sustainable solutions
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeking guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Collects, analyzes and performs quality assurance on analytic initiatives that consume data from multiple sources
  • Performs statistical and trend analyses to determine effectiveness of clinical programs (e.g. pre - post analysis, clinical trial results)
  • Works with a variety of teams to identify areas of opportunity in order to drive financial performance of programs
  • Provides consistent and timely communication on projects, results and conclusions from analyses

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance or Health Administration or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in health care analytics
  • 3+ years of experience using SQL, SAS query techniques to access relational databases
  • Experience working in an Enterprise Data Warehouse environment or multiple source data warehouse
  • Proficiency with BI tools such as MicroStrategy / Tableau as well as Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Medicare Risk Adjustment

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)

 

 

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: healthcare economics, healthcare data, data analytics, root cause analysis, trends, risk adjustment, SAS, SQL, BI, Medicare, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona

 

 

Job Details

  • Contest Number737834
  • Job TitleHealthcare Economics Consultant - Phoenix, AZ
  • Job FamilyHealthcare Economics
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

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