Senior Director, Payer Engagement and Strategic Initiatives - Telecommute

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timePosted 10 days ago location United States salary$110k - 211k (US Dollars)
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Job Description

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliable. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work. (sm)

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and contribute to the overall OptumCare payer contracting strategy development and execution with a focus on assessment, negotiations, contract management, and evaluation.
  • Develop, document and disseminate Care Delivery Organization (CDO) contract resources and tools including end-to-end process, contracting templates, contract language, best practices
  • Lead contract review engagements, complete thorough reviews of existing contracts and provide detailed reporting outlining opportunities for improvement.
  • Lead due diligence contracting evaluation for new CDO markets.
  • Build collaborative relationships with local care delivery markets and enterprise partners to enhance CDO contracting experience and financial value
  • Enhance and expand OptumCare's medical contracting capabilities including the establishment of best in class performance standards to generate additional business opportunities.
  • Collaborate with national leadership to establish and execute contracting initiatives and objectives, identifying and prioritizing areas of focus.
  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of select strategic projects across various functional areas
  • Provides subject matter expertise in areas including project scope definition, risk identification, project methodology, resource allocation, facilitation, and other areas of expertise based on established project management techniques.
  • Provides leadership to and is accountable for the performance and direction through multiple layers of management and senior level professional staff

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:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 5+ years of experience in medical contracting with providers and payers, with a solid understanding of the contracting process and prior negotiation of medical contracts.
  • 4+ years of experience managing complex, multi-functional business projects and initiatives
  • 3+ years of experience building and leading teams in a matrixed environment
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills and local care delivery/payer relationship management experience at an executive level
  • Highly developed collaboration and relationship-building skills to foster effective working relationships across OptumCare and UHG
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving, financial analysis, , critical thinking, organizational agility and time management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • 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:

  • Advanced degree or MBA, MPH, MHA

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 380,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team 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 $110,200 to $211,700. 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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