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UnitedHealth Group Data Analyst (STAR Analytics) - Telecommute within PST time zone in Las Vegas, Nevada

Provide Analytic support to enable CDQI to formulate effective strategies for Provider Education initiatives, RAF/Coding Accuracy initiatives and HEDIS compliance programs. Develop an understanding of data structures and process flow mappings critical to ensure HEDIS and RISK data integrity and governance. This resource would also be expected to contribute in the necessary review and update of all existing report SQL code to ensure business logic adapts to changing business processes. As part of CDQI, the analyst would also be responsible to manage and maintain positive working relationships with outside department stakeholders.

If you are located within the Pacific Time zone you will enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as healthcare data analyst for local and national market projects

  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative sustainable solutions

  • Works with customers to define and document additional requirements to enrich reporting capabilities and assists in coordination of user acceptance testing

  • Develops systematic reporting processes and procedures to ensure timely delivery of daily, weekly, monthly, annual and ad hoc reporting to management

  • Troubleshoots data integrity issues, analyzes data for completeness to meet business needs, and proposes documented solution recommendations

  • Converts complex data from multiple sources into meaningful, professional and easy to understand formats for various audiences as defined by department guidelines

  • Supports reporting and analysis on all business initiative projects

  • Recommends and implements new or modified reporting methods and procedures to improve report content and completeness of information

  • Troubleshoots and coordinates resolutions for all issues related to reports supported by the department

  • Provides consistent and timely communication on projects, results and conclusions from analyses

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

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 Business, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology or related field. Will also consider equivalent work experience in lieu of degree

  • Proficiency in SQL and developing efficient, well performing queries

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft office suite of application

  • Advanced Excel experience ( creating pivot tables, writing functions and formulas )

  • Must be able to work PST time zone and support our business needs in the Mountain West Region (NV, CO, NM, AZ, UT)

  • 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 a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 + years of reporting/analytic experience

  • Healthcare background in Clinical Operations, Quality/HEDIS, Medicare Risk Adjustment (MRA)

  • Experience in a managed care environment

  • Proficiency with BI tools such as MicroStrategy/Tableau as well as Microsoft Office

  • Ability to handle multiple, complex and competing priorities and projects

  • Proactive approach to learning new skill set and accelerated learning curve

  • Team player with strong attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills with a variety of levels of constituents

  • Comfortable with the uncertainty of a dynamically changing environment

  • Demonstrated ability to drive project plan results and holding participants accountable

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.

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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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