Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Irvine


Position Description

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward than UnitedHealth Group. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant.
As the Senior Health Care Economics Consultant, you will perform critical research and investigation of key business problems. Using phenomenal analytical skills, you will develop and improve quantitative data analytics and set performance targets for the enterprise. As a subject matter expert, you will interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches for its consolidation. You will help in identifying potential areas for medical cost improvements and alternative pricing strategies. There are new challenges and bigger rewards around every turn. Now is the time, and this the place where you'll find a career in which you can make a big difference in our company, our industry, even our world. Join us. And start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Primary Responsibilities:
Develop and improve quantitative data analytics and set performance targets
Identify potential areas for medical cost improvements and alternative pricing strategies
Lead projects to completion by contributing to database creation, statistical modeling, and financial reports
Interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches
Provide claims, premium, capitation, and membership data in support of underwriting, actuarial, and utilization analyses
Create and update automated processes
Analyze reporting tools to investigate sources of variations
Produce and review reports
This role is a senior consultative role operating across OptumCare businesses, supporting analytics and reporting for Medicare Risk Adjustment and Quality. In addition to analytics skills, strong candidates will have exceptional consultative and team-oriented skills.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
4+ years of work experience in a corporate setting
3+ years of experience in health care analytics and working with large data sets
At least an intermediate level proficiency with SQL, SAS, and/or other statistical programs
At least an intermediate level of proficiency working with MS Excel, including formulas, calculations, charts, graphs, etc.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Medicare Advantage risk adjustment programs and/or Stars / HEDIS quality analysis
Tableau and/or SSRS experience
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.
Job keywords: healthcare, data analysis, large data sets, SQL, SAS, Medicare, Irvine, CA, California, Southern Calfornia

Job Details
Requisition Number
Job Title
Senior Healthcare Economic Consultant - Southern California
Job Family
Healthcare Economics
Business Segment
Optum Consumer Solutions Group
Job Location Information

Irvine, CA
United States
North America
Additional Job Detail Information

Employee Status
Job Level
Individual Contributor
Day Job
Telecommuter Position

About the company

Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.

A Fortune 6 company, we're focused on helping people live healthier lives while making the health system work better for everyone. Here, we seek to empower people with the information, guidance and tools to make personal health choices. We work harder and we aim higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And, at the end of the day, we’re doing a lot of good for more than 85 million people worldwide.

Our biggest point of differentiation is our people - and the collective talent, energy, intelligence and drive our force of 188,000 individuals around the world bring to our mission every single day. So, how do we do it? With our every action, interaction and intention that demonstrates the five fundamental values that guide everything we do:

• Integrity
• Compassion
• Relationships
• Innovation
• Performance

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