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UnitedHealth Group Sr Healthcare Economics Consultant, OptumHealth HCE Product Analytics - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

As a Senior Healthcare Economics Consultant in the OptumHealth HCE Product Analytics organization, you will perform critical research and data analytics that measure the value of Optum's products and drive product effectiveness. Your role will include developing study methods, analyzing complex data with statistical and visual techniques, building predictive models, and interpreting and presenting findings. You'll work closely with business leaders and other researchers in the team to develop innovative analytic solutions to achieve business objectives.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other researchers in the team to execute prioritized analytic roadmap

  • Partner closely with Product Analytics leaders to measure the value design of Optum products

  • Identify and deploy appropriate analytic and statistical techniques to solve complex business problems and overcome measurement challenges

  • Gather detailed business requirements to inform analytic project specifications

  • Develop and manage large analytic datasets, including data extraction, cleaning and documentation of project requirements

  • Analyze complex data by applying various statistical and visual techniques to evaluate product performance

  • Interpret study findings and present study designs, methodologies and findings to internal and external customers

  • Build statistical and machine learning models to model outcomes and improve product performance

  • Build strong relationships with product leaders in Optum and UnitedHealth Group

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:

  • Undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, public health, health services research, economics, or related field

  • 3+ years of experience in health care research and analytics, including working with various health care data sources including large medical claims data sets

  • Background in statistical modeling, evaluation methods and statistical techniques such as logistic regression, predictive models, multivariate analysis and linear models

  • Advanced level of proficiency with SAS programming

  • Advanced level of proficiency working with MS Excel, including advanced formulas, pivot tables, macros, etc.

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • Experience with R, Python, or similar

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)

*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.

Job Keywords: healthcare, data analysis, metrics, SAS, statistical modeling, telecommute, telecommuter, remote, work from home

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