This position serves as the business owner responsible for leading the cross functional team efforts for STARS / HEDIS Optimization. This person will identify opportunities for next best actions to close health care gaps, improve quality of care and lower costs. The candidate will apply expertise in data preparation and statistics to investigate complex problems in various health care domains across several problem spaces. This position will drive the build out of the data science practice while delivering results on high-impact projects leveraging big data analytics. This person will need to perform in a fast-paced environment, will have an operational mindset with attention to detail, and will focus on identifying value to challenging business problems. This position will be advocating the power of data science concepts and working with cross-functional teams to create actionable insight across core business lines. This position requires someone with strong business acumen, coupled with the ability to communicate findings to both business and IT leaders in a way that can influence how the organization approaches a business challenge. It is critical to have exceptional communication skills and the ability to make complex concepts simple and easy to understand. This candidate will utilize techniques from many fields including mathematics, statistics, data mining, visualization, and predictive analytics. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Required Qualifications:Master's Degree in field of Business or HealthcareClinical and/or Health Education experience/backgroundProgram or department operations and program development and execution5+ years Healthcare/Health Plan experience 5+ years of experience with demonstrated functional knowledge, process improvement initiatives, and organizational behavior5+ years of Statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, and/or forecasting/predicting analyticsExperience using data mining approaches to develop innovative ways to look at problemsExperience with big data, Hadoop, Python, SQL, etcExperience with multivariate testing and optimizing algorithmsExperience with business intelligence tools such as TableauExperience in managing teams and developing employeesAbility to discover insights and identifies opportunities through the use of statistical, algorithmic mining and visualization techniquesWell-versed in analytics application design principles, frameworks and technologiesKnowledge in predictive modeling methods and data mining techniquesExperience developing applications using healthcare dataStrong business, problem solving skills and programming knowledge to quickly cycle hypotheses through discoveryExperience working closely with clients, clinicians, data stewards, and other business and technology leadersDemonstrated ability to assist with focusing activities toward a strategic direction and achieve targets Strong data management, process and project management skills Problem solver, demonstrated communication skills and comfortable working in multi-disciplinary teamsExcellent written and oral communication skills with internal and external business partners and employeesStrong influencing and negotiation skillsStrong independent decision makerStrong team building, collaboration and motivation skillsResults oriented Preferred Qualifications:5+ years of experience with SAS, SPSS, R, and/or STATA (any combination)Experience in program evaluation and researchStatistical ModelingMath SkillsComputer Science (Programming (SAS, R, SPSS), Data Structures)Machine LearningClinical Domain ExpertiseData Visualization Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time 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.
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