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Director, Health Policy and Technical Assistance - Remote
Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
OptumServe Consulting/The Lewin Group (OSC/Lewin), a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm, brings 50 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:
In the wide-ranging field of health human services consulting, OSC/Lewin provides both depth and breadth of expertise. Currently, OSC/Lewin has more than 250 consultants drawn from industry, government and academia. They all share a solid commitment to OSC/Lewin’s core values of objectivity, integrity, analytical innovation, vision, and dedication to client satisfaction.
At OSC/Lewin, we help federal decision-makers strengthen health and human services programs, make informed policy choices, and implement critical initiatives. OSC/Lewin also works with foundations and associations to research and evaluate complex health care and human service's needs. By delivering objective, data-driven research, program planning and development, technical assistance, implementation, post-implementation analytics, and evaluations, OSC/Lewin supports current program activities, informs future program investments and supports strategic decision processes that improve the health and well-being of the nation’s citizens.
The Senior Health Policy Manager will provide support on a number of projects including program design, implementation, evaluations, policy analysis etc. In collaboration with current staff across the organization, the Senior Health Policy Manager will work to provide unparalleled client service, produce the highest quality deliverables, and innovate across the market. From a relationship and business growth perspective, s/he will support the development of new client relationships, attaining new contracts, and broadening the firm’s work.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
- Engage, develop, cultivate and expand new and existing client relationships through policy consultation and thought leadership
- Lead/direct project delivery teams for day-to-day project execution
- Independently manage qualitative and quantitative research/analysis to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of Medicare and Medicaid policy
- Mentor other staff to develop their technical and analytical problem-solving skills
- Maintain a consistently high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks
- Work effectively and cooperatively as a member of a project team
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.
- Master’s degree or Ph.D. in health services research, public health, policy, epidemiology, economics, statistics, or related field
- 10+ years of Senior health policy industry experience in healthcare consulting in technical assistance, program implementation, quality improvement, evaluation, and/or policy expertise, including solid data, analytic, and quantitative skills
- Broad understanding of federal health policy issues, with ability to work in multiple areas serving as a subject matter expert
- Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex findings to non-technical audiences
- Proven to be highly motivated, with demonstrated success leading cross-functional project teams
- Experience leading policy analysis/technical assistance/implementation contracts, preferably for federal programs, including those at CMS
- Experience leading capture and proposal development activities
Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $118,000 to $226,800. 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 employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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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