Director, Population Health Management Strategy – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
Published
September 15, 2021
Location
Atlanta, GA
Category
Job Type

Description

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Director, Population Health Management Strategy serves as subject matter expert for population health, care management, quality improvement and innovative value-based care strategies that help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Develops and delivers strategies that impact total cost of care levers for providers, payer, employer, and government ecosystems. The Director drives transformational changes across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements with ability to accurately diagnose the issues the client has identified (as well as underlying issues) and determine the appropriate solutions that will lead the client to create strategic direction.

The Director serves as principal point of day to day contact with client and establishes optimal communication cadence with C-Suite executives. This role ensures workstream managers are coordinated and output is consistent and aligned. The Director focuses on engagement economics and directs team to follow the practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some of our healthcare industry’s toughest challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as subject matter expert for population health, care management, utilization management and innovative value-based care strategies that help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone
  • Develop and deliver strategies that impact total cost of care levers for providers, payer, employer, and government ecosystems
  • Drive transformational change across high-complexity, multi-workstream engagements with ability to accurately diagnose the issues the client has identified (as well as underlying issues) and determine the appropriate solutions that will lead the client to create strategic direction
  • Build consensus among senior client stakeholders who play a critical role in the client’s ability to successfully implement the identified solutions 
  • Oversee managers and team members from varied workstreams with responsibility to own project(s) from end-end including project: scope, timeline, budget, risks, and deliverables, in order to successfully complete projects on time and within budget
  • Industry expert in one or more areas and uses engagements to advance own knowledge (e.g., enterprise strategy, value-based care, population health, consumer, digital, revenue diversification, partnerships)
  • Principal point of day to day contact for client executive and establishes optimal communication cadence with C-Suite executives
  • Critical role in developing project team members and direct reports to expand their skills
  • Accountable for budget and timelines of project across all workstreams
  • Focuses on project economics and directs team to follow practices needed to ensure both quality and profitability including close monitoring of actual vs. expected team utilization
  • Effectively and appropriately apply both deductive and inductive thinking
  • Provide subject matter expertise to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum/UnitedHealth Group Company business units as it relates to strategy development
  • Provide support to other Optum Advisory Services and Optum/UnitedHealth Group Company business units when strategy expertise is required in addressing client issues
  • Communicate effectively and accurately in writing and verbally to prospects, clients, and other staff
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and ability to handle challenging interpersonal situations
  • Contribute to business development efforts - both add-on work as well as new business

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Relevant Advanced Degree (MBA/MPH/MHA, etc.) with 6+ years consulting experience OR Bachelor's Degree with 10+ years consulting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in area of clinical specialty 
  • 5+ years of professional experience in healthcare 
  • 5+ years of healthcare clinical experience with Population Health
  • 5+ years of experience working with C-suite executives and their management teams
  • Experience generating at least $1M annually in new sales
  • Experience with project management, developing and presenting deliverables to C-suite executives, and analytics
  • Management consulting firm experience
  • Client relationship management experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to travel domestically, up to 60%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate level degree in business or healthcare 
  • Experience in Utilization Management
  • Experience leading strategic initiatives and/or strategy work
  • Experience managing projects that achieved budget and timeline goals
  • Experience working in and successfully navigating a matrixed environment
  • Experience mentoring junior level staff and leading direct reports
  • Analytical reasoning and solution-focus problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in complex, high-demand environments
  • Demonstrated familiarity with variety of problem-solving approaches
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to drill down to the root cause of issues and be creative in problem solving
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*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.

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