UnitedHealth Group Assoc Dir, Clinical Program Impact Researcher - Telecommute in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Associate Director, Clinical Program Evaluation & Performance Measurement, is part of the Clinical Program Evaluation Team in UHC Value Creation and is charged with conducting a systematic review and impact evaluation for all clinical programs touching the lives of our members. The goal of the program is to ensure that each clinical program deployed represents our best opportunities to improve health and reduce cost. The team’s efforts inform clinical program investments, program scaling, scoping and program refinement. This researcher is accountable for designing and executing clinical program evaluation studies designed to reveal the impact of each program using leading indicator data and ultimately mature data (claims) as they emerge over time.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
In collaboration with senior researchers and the division leadership, design and conduct clinical program evaluation studies for planned and deployed clinical programs leveraging appropriate study design, analysis, and interpretation of analytic output
Collaborate with clinical program designers and implementation managers to ensure that deployment approach and data collection plan enables rigorous evaluation through, for example, pragmatic randomized trial or comparative effectiveness study
Partner closely with the HCE teams to learn, align, minimize redundancy and maximize synergies
Collaborate with Value Creation and Business leaders to help set priorities that address highest areas of uncertainty, highest clinical outcome, risk and highest financial risk
Document research plan clearly and translate plan into analytic documents and mock output tables that communicate clearly to the full research team responsible for supporting execution
Communicate in an accessible way research plan, proposed analytic output, and the insight the work will provide to business leaders. Seek feedback on early versions from business leaders to ensure the approach has a high potential to meet business leaders needs
Collaborate with data analysts and programmers as they execute the study plan
Meet routinely with diverse operational, regulatory, IT, network, and product teams across the organization to understand deeply program implementation processes and barriers and to hear their perspective on distinct programs’ value, abrasion and hidden costs
Advise Value Creation leaders on clinical program opportunities and implementation strategies discovered in data analysis
Serve as a subject matter expert to clinical program designers and implementation managers to support their growing understanding of deployment approaches most amenable to robust impact evaluation
Work daily with the goal to create the best care possible, the best work environment possible and the steepest trajectory of individual team member development
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.
Master’s degree in Health Services Research, Epidemiology, or related field (clinical degree with significant quantitative or applied research experience may be considered)
4+ years of related research experience
2+ years of study design, research methodology, and statistical analysis
2+ years of experience meeting timelines and ability to manage multiple competing priorities
1+ years of experience working with and analyzing large administrative healthcare databases, such as administrative claims data and/or electronic health records
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
Work independently and collaboratively as leader of a team
Work ethic and demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility with changes in responsibilities and duties
1+ years of experience directly supervising analysts, programmers and junior researchers
1+ years of experience applying advanced health services methods, such as propensity score-based approaches
1+ year of experience with SAS or similar statistical software
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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 - $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, 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.
*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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