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UnitedHealth Group Healthcare Economics Consultant - Remote in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Extracts, aggregates and QA applicable data from multiple sources and tables for purposes of root cause analysis

  • Assist in leading complex analytic projects leveraging data from multiple sources

  • Understand and apply highly technical specifications to healthcare datasets

  • Serve as key healthcare economics and analytics contact for local, regional, and national OptumCare leadership and key national finance and operations stakeholders

  • Multitask, prioritize, adapt to change, work well under pressure in an entrepreneurial environment, meet deadlines, and manage a project from start to finish

  • Identify and implement appropriate analytic approaches and methodologies

  • Design, produce, and support development of financial and operational dashboards and key performance indicator reports to meet customer requirements

  • Leverage and coordinate enterprise-wide capabilities to meet business-specific needs

  • Communicate results to relevant audiences and incorporate results into forecasting process and reporting

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance or Health Administration or related field

  • 2+ years of experience using SQL query techniques to access rational databases and using SQL as an analytic tool

  • 1+ years of experience working in healthcare analytics

  • Experience working in an Enterprise Data Warehouse environment or multiple source data warehouse

  • Expertise in MS Excel with proficiency using formulas and PivotTables

  • Proficiency in Word and Powerpoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supporting finance and accounting partners through an analytics focused role, including forecasting techniques

  • Knowledge of healthcare administrative data (medical claims, enrollment, provider data)

  • Proficiency with SAS, Python, R, SPSS, STATA and/or other statistical programs

  • Proficiency with data visualization tools such as Tableau or PowerBI

  • Familiarity with Snowflake or other cloud-based query applications

  • Proven solid analytical expertise to include data analysis, statistical analysis, data manipulation, data extraction, and/or reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey , New York , Rhode Island , or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $67,800 to $133,100 per year. 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 .