Consultant / Data Research Analyst

UnitedHealth Group - Raleigh, NC (30+ days ago)3.6

Optum gives you the opportunity to showcase your passion and technical expertise, to transform health care, as we change the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology.
With a technology career at Optum, you have an amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve peoples' lives. We are a top notch health care company that is driven by the latest technology enabling us to significantly improve the quality of health care and improve the lives of tens of millions. This is a unique opportunity for you to make an impact by utilizing your technical expertise to help people live healthier lives. This is where you will work with the best and the brightest and together make positive change a reality. This where you will do your life's best work.(sm)

IDS assists the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with integrated scientific solutions throughout the pharmaceutical product lifecycle. IDS services include therapeutically specialized, full-service contract research; data capture, analysis, and reporting; strategic consulting and expertise in epidemiology, health economics, and outcomes; and certified medical education. IDS/ODM, a provider of health economics, outcomes, and market informatics services and products that help our customers' products succeed in a competitive marketplace.

Primary Responsibilities:
Gather business requirements from Client Services Personnel
Direct communication with Clients and Client Service Personnel
70% of this position is SAS Programming
Provide internal users, sales staff, and external clients support for proprietary software, Internet hosted solutions/services, and ad-hoc statistical reporting
Act as the primary channel for the communication of routine and emergency questions, issues and requests
Collect and interpret data for purposes of defining customer business specifications
Build client market data sets and databases on a monthly schedule
Foster and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external business partners
Manage obstacles to effectively meet deadlines
Investigate, analyze and develop creative solutions to client specific problems related to any aspect of delivery through active cross-functional team participation.
Work with functional teams to provide effective consultation for plan revisions, managed strategies, product development, policy and procedure changes, legislative changes and cost control
Provide analytic, technical, and functional support to licensed users of decision support tool, escalating questions / issues to appropriate areas of expertise within organization, as needed
Contribute to developing and improving Existing Process, Tools and Staff
Provide ad hoc support to internal and external customers and team
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
1+ years of SAS programming experience

1+ years of experience with writing complex SQL Statements

1+ years of experience with processing large data sets

1+ years of experience with relational databases

Preferred Qualifications:
Health care claims data experience

Ability to travel to meet with internal / external customers (typically a couple times a year)
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.