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***Strategic Healthcare Analyst / Consultant - Telecommute in MN

Job Description

What can YOU do with the right information? Optum Consulting provides services to external Healthcare organizations.  Our group performs a number of project based services to help organizations solve their healthcare issues, help heal the health care system and create efficiencies which result in cost savings.

As a Strategic Healthcare Analyst/Consultant you'll provide people, process and technology consulting services to strengthen and improve health care operations that result in stronger financial returns and a healthier health care system. You'll use your strong strategic and business acumen to work closely with clients to define, develop and document business requirements to ensure needs are captured and critical deliveries are executed. This consulting career gives you the opportunity to travel and share in a mission that inspires. You'll see your ideas come to life and your achievements recognized. You won’t find more interesting challenges. And you won’t find smarter people working together to solve them. Join us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Travel is required for this role.  Our consultants typically travel Monday through Thursday but could leave on Sunday and return on Friday.  Consultants work from a home office when not at the client site.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with business and technology departments to define deliverables and develop solutions that are reusable across the organization
  • Create written and oral communication artifacts that effectively summarize findings, support fact based recommendations and provides appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions
  • Maintain work papers, project deliverables and other artifacts that can be recreated and leveraged as intellectual capital
  • Conduct research studies that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to management
  • Perform project management duties including the creation of status reports, work plans, and presentations to client leadership
  • Identify and document business process re-engineering opportunities including current and future state process flows
  • Define, develop and document business requirements to ensure clients' needs are captured and delivered (e.g. use case-based Business Requirements Documents with evidence demonstrating competence writing unique, code-able, testable business requirements; Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Assist in quality assurance and user acceptance testing by writing test scripts, executing test cases and documenting defects (e.g. test case development; active participation and oral communication through defect triaging, use of application lifecycle management tools through code promotion, such as Rally and ALM)
  • Develop financial models and tools, including cost-benefit analysis, resource utilization models and performance reports
  • Assess and recommend vendor products to client leadership
  • Support the creation of sales pursuit materials and other business development activities (e.g. proposals and Statements of Work (SOW's))

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of experience in any of the following areas: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Project Management, and/or Business Process Improvement
  • 2+ years of client-facing experience
  • 3+ years of experience with software applications Systems Development Life-Cycle (SDLC), agile methodology, database management systems, and other business-related technologies
  • 2+ years of working in a Management Consulting/Professional Consulting organization
  • Ability to travel up to 80%
  • Based in Minnesota or ability to relocate at own expense to Minnesota

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree     
  • 2+ years of building/creating project deliverables with the ability to manage 2+ complex work-streams
  • Healthcare experience

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.

Job Keywords: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Project Management, Business Process Improvement, PMP, MN

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2551_722735
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***Strategic Healthcare Analyst / Consultant - Telecommute in MN


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