Consultant, Lewin Group

UnitedHealth Group - Falls Church, VA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $78,000 - $100,000 a year
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We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 45 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Lewin's strategic and analytical services aim to help clients:

Improve policy and expand knowledge of health care and human service systems
Enact, run, and evaluate programs to enhance delivery and financing of health care and family services
Deal with shifts in health care practice, technology, and regulation
Optimize performance, quality, coverage, and health outcomes
Create strategies for institutions, communities, associations, foundations, governments, and people to make health care and human services systems more effective

In the wide-ranging field of human services consulting, The Lewin Group provides both depth and breadth of expertise. Lewin has more than 300 consultants drawn from industry, government and academia. They all share a strong commitment to Lewin’s core values of objectivity, integrity, analytical innovation, vision and dedication to client satisfaction.

The Lewin Group provides research and consulting services including program planning and development, implementation services, and post-implementation analytics and evaluation to assist the federal government in designing programs that improve the health and well-being of the nation’s citizens.

The Consultant will direct and tasks and/or a series of smaller projects, ensuring that all projects are conducted with sound methods and techniques. Successful candidates will have research experience in the specific content area as well as experience in business development, grant or proposal writing, and program evaluation.

Primary Responsibilities:
Day-to-day management of research and consulting-related tasks
Advanced quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
Delivery of high-quality client and firm presentations, reports, and project deliverables
Participation in business development
Managing time effectively across multiple projects, with several managers and competing priorities

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required with 4+ years of post-graduate professional experience or a Master’s degree with 2+ years of post-graduate related experience or a Ph.D. with 0-1 year of post-graduate experience
2+ years of work experience in health care consulting or health policy research, analysis and/or evaluation
1+ years of client/project management experience including managing to deadlines/deliverables and working with clients directly
Knowledge of any of the following areas: policy analysis, program evaluation, program integrity, informatics, strategic planning and process improvement

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience with large healthcare data sets (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid and/or claims)

Experience in specific subject matter/programs such as: CPC+, BPCI, MIPS and/or MACRA

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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.