Research Consultant – Remote

UnitedHealth Group, Falls Church, VA 22041, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
Job Description :

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 (OSC)/The Lewin Group (Lewin), a premier national healthcare and human services consulting and policy analysis firm, brings more than 50 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. OSC/Lewins strategic and analytical services aim to help clients:

  • Improve policy and expand knowledge of healthcare and human service systemst
  • Enact, run, and evaluate programs to enhance delivery and financing of healthcare and family services
  • Deal with shifts in healthcare practice, technology, and regulation
  • Optimize performance, quality, coverage, and health outcomes
  • Create strategies for institutions, communities, associations, foundations, governments, and people to make healthcare and human services systems more effective

Currently, OSC/Lewin has more than 250 consultants drawn from industry, government, and academia. They all share a strong commitment to Lewins core values of objectivity, integrity, analytical innovation, vision, and dedication to client satisfaction.

As a Research Consultant , you will perform a variety of research and analysis tasks to support consulting projects for federal and state governments, health plans, associations and foundations, hospitals, and health systems.

OSC/Lewin is looking for a detail-oriented individual to work with its project teams supporting the identification of fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) in government health programs in our Program Integrity, Data Analytics, and Reporting capability (PIDAR). PIDAR assists state and federal administrations such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in evaluating and optimizing healthcare program operations through a combination of analytic and policy-driven research, modeling, and reporting.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the use of quantitative and qualitative skills to understand the driving factors of FWA in the government space
  • Perform a variety of research and consulting tasks, including data review and analysis
  • Contribute critical thinking and problem-solving skills to develop creative and innovative solutions
  • Improve existing project deliverables and perform ad hoc analyses based on client need
  • Manage time effectively across multiple projects or tasks, with different managers and competing priorities
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy, along with attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to always meet deadlines

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:

  • Degree Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and 2+ years of experience performing qualitative and/or quantitative analysis, overseeing day-to-day management of project tasks and preparing presentations and reports for clients
    • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Academic and/or work experience
    • Performing qualitative or quantitative analysis
    • Overseeing day-to-day management of project tasks
    • Maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Working effectively as a member of a project team
    • Preparing presentations and reports for clients
    • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data analysis tools (such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, etc.)
  • Healthcare or human services research experience
  • Familiarity with medical claims data and/or medical auditing data

Optum, a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, continues to evolve and make a bigger impact through its extensive expertise in combining technology, data and people to create novel health care solutions and services across the globe is following suit by creating and delivering care that meets the health needs of active duty service members, veterans and their families. Were partnering with federal and state government agencies to meet the readiness and health needs of active duty military members and veterans by providing preventive health screenings and assessments to ensure that troops are ready to answer the call of duty. For those who want to intensify their impact in a career that brings together challenge, learning and growth, OptumServe is the right place to do your life’s best work.(sm)

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. 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.

Last Date For Apply: 2023-10-08 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEExpired