Network and Population Health Consultant

UnitedHealth Group - Eden Prairie, MN3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $86,000 - $110,000 a year
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Optum payer consulting is looking to expand their offerings within their Network and Population Health pillar. The group is planning to hire a clinical resource to support the expected growth of consulting-related opportunities on the payer and provider side. This will support provider assessment and implementations of population health management capabilities and programs. Between projects, it’s expected that this resource will also support internal development of offerings and external business development efforts.

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

Primary Responsibilities:Business Development (0% - 10% Time Allocation):
Support leads, pursuits, and proposals
Participate in business development-related discussions with clients as a clinical population health management for providers subject matter expert
Support 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
Support the identification of opportunities for sales and business development collaboration with other Optum business segments

Program Delivery and Oversight (90 – 100% Time Allocation):
Responsibility for execution of PHM projects
Lead PHM-related work streams on larger and broader projects
Act as population health management subject matter expert, as required
Support the management of resources within projects, as necessary
Support program communication plan and execution, as necessary
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:
Bachelor’s Degree in computer or business related field
2+ years of population health management experience on provider or payer side, e.g., transition management case management, care coordination experience
1+ years of consulting or relevant experience
4+ years of healthcare experience with extensive healthcare operations knowledge and experience specifically in population health management on provider or payer side
Expertise in two or more health management areas, including population health management, network management, quality, analytics, value based cased, and/or compliance
Experience leading a team of direct reports
Ability to travel up to 80%

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in computer or business related field
5+ years working in a Big 5 or large consulting organization
Experience developing new business and identifying add-on work
Experience writing and executing business plans for new consulting solutions
Located near Minneapolis, MN or Hartford, CT
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  • All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.
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