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Senior Healthcare Advocate - CA - 70-80% Field Travel

UnitedHealth Group

Sacramento, CA
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756402 Senior Healthcare Advocate CA 7080 Field Travel

Senior Healthcare Advocate - CA - 70-80% Field Travel (756402)

Position Description

The Senior HCA will be responsible for driving field based strategies in collaboration with Market Consultation leadership.

If you are located in Sacramento or San Diego, CA you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the Relationship Owner for key markets/provider groups in collaboration with Market Leadership
  • Provide guidance to team members in driving provider engagement and adoption of Optum program and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Partner with business owners to identify methods to execute upon the key strategic visions and then lead the initiative to completion
  • Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders and project teams to ensure the program progresses on schedule and within budget. Assure alignment for inter-program dependencies
  • Work with the business to develop program success metrics and ongoing performance metrics relative
  • Provides strong leadership and judgment; effectively build and deepen relationships across business
  • Create a team-oriented work climate that enables professional development and encourages creative solutions and strategies, establishes collaboration and emphasizes quality and cost
  • Participate in senior level program funding and prioritization decision process
  • Provide leadership, and act as an escalation point to quickly address questions or barriers
  • Act as liaison to and represent senior management for change impact to program and initiative scope
  • Facilitate senior leadership decision making within the scope and change management process
  • Provides leadership to and is accountable for the performance and direction through multiple layers of management and senior level professional staff
  • Ability to travel 70-80% of time throughout the region, mostly day trips
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree (BA, BS, etc), preferably in health services related discipline (nurse, clinical coder, public Health, health economics, etc)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in working in healthcare
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and create tactical action plan
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to Influence across complex networks of internal stakeholder
  • Able to Data to Drive Results, Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to recommend and create a variety of training solutions based on needs
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and to drive projects without formal authority 
  • Ability to travel 70-80% of time throughout the region, mostly day trips
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Advanced training or degree (i.e. Master’s Degree or CPC)  
  • Knowledge of the Healthcare industry including physician practices, market access, insurance, managed care, organized delivery systems, STARs/HEDIS, and risk adjustment models of added value  
  • Intermediate level skills in MS Access and Excel  
  • Expertise in chronic condition areas (i.e. oncology, diabetes, etc.) is of added value  
  • Advanced experience as a Healthcare Advocate  

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*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: healthcare advocate, Sacramento, San Diego, CA, California

Job Details

  • Contest Number756402
  • Job TitleSenior Healthcare Advocate - CA - 70-80% Field Travel
  • Job FamilyNetwork Management
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Sacramento, CA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsSan Diego, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    Orange, CA

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • 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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