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Data Analyst - Minnetonka, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)As a Data Analyst you will be in a unique position to assist a growing business proactively plan, react to new developments, and implement improvements across multiple departments. Your work will involve looking at operational performance, business efficiencies, and uncovering medical cost drivers. You will have a strong understanding of medical claims and unit cost. You will investigate key business problems in several functional areas and provide leadership with quantitative analyses of healthcare cost and utilization data. You will analyze and uncover drivers of trends impacting cost and operations. You will analyze and interpret data from various sources, identify appropriate measurement methodologies, design reports, and work with technical, operational, and payment teams to drive performance. Your analyses will be used to create viable, real - world solutions in a complex health care landscape. To be successful in this role, candidate will have a strong attention to detail with the ability to quickly identify, analyze and solve problems. This position will report to the Director Data & Analytics.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analysis designed to identify root causes and produce recommendations
  • Communicate analysis including trends and opportunities to clients and the business in writing and verbally to solve complex business problems while negotiating multiple daily priorities -
  • Collaborate with leaders of strategic initiatives to drive analytic information into business actions
  • Prepare daily/weekly report out to leadership on operational performance and key performance indicators (KPI's)
  • Gather and document requirements from the client/business while focused on process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and/or evaluation of business processes
  • QA/analysis of large data sets used for reporting and QA/analysis of subsequent deliverables
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of programs being measured
  • Predict emerging business needs and develop innovative solutions to meet them
  • Working with relational databases, database structures and SQL queries on a daily basis
  • Work independently to manage competing priorities and requests
  • Complete ad hoc analysis as requested by internal customersYou'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 Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Finance, Mathematics, Health Administration or related field
    • 3+ years of Healthcare Analytics or similar analytic experience
    • Experience working in an Enterprise Data Warehouse environment or multiple source data warehouse
    • Direct experience using SQL or similar tools to manipulate and evaluate data from relational databases
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliancePreferred Qualifications:
      • 3+ years of experience using SQL query techniques to access relational databases
      • 3+ years using medical claims data including hospital, ancillary, and physician
      • Experience in prioritizing work on multiple complex assignments with ongoing deadlines
      • Power BI/ Tableau development and data visualization techniques
      • Healthcare provider contracting analysis and/or understanding of common reimbursement methods used for commercial medical insurance payments
      • Willingness to adapt to a continuously changing environment with changing priorities
      • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, influence, collaboration and listening skills
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely in writing and verbally to individuals and groups
      • Highly motivated individual with a passion for helping the organization to navigate the complex healthcare system
      • Adaptability and flexibility to thrive in a startup environmentTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)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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