Senior Project Manager I, Payment Integrity - Telecommute

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Posted 8 days ago United States $79k - 142k (US Dollars)
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Job Description

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a 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 reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

On the one hand, no industry is moving faster than health care. On the other, no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward than Optum and UnitedHealth Group. That's what makes this senior-level opportunity so inviting. Our goal is simple. Use data and technology in ways that help drive change and make the health care system work better for everyone. Join us and put your advanced knowledge and skills to work managing client implementations and guiding project scope, time frames, funding needs, staffing requirements, allotment of resources and more as you help leaders of key business areas build solutions that meet their customer needs in a competitive and effective way.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for leading and driving success of Client Delivery implementation projects; ensuring the success from contract to deployment by leveraging project or program management methodologies and tools (e.g. program/project charter, Statement of Work, Business Requirements Document)
  • Partner with the client and internal stakeholders to confirm program or project scope and identify specific tasks, duration and effort required for successful project execution
  • Collect, analyze and maintain financial forecast and budget information (e.g. work effort, training, data integration), using input from applicable sources
  • Develop, communicate and implement program/project status reporting as well as risk/issue management plans and strategies (e.g. mitigation, avoidance, transfer, acceptance)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish/apply quality objectives, criteria, standards and levels using appropriate quality management methods

This role will challenge your ability to work on complex projects where deadlines and scope shift frequently. The role requires flexibility, agility and the ability to adapt to change and ambiguity while maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders in a highly cross-matrixed environment. Strong communication skills, ability to prioritize work and balance competing tasks are essential for this role.

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 or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in tracking, planning projects, working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions
  • Experience acting as a liaison between business and technical teams
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely to leadership
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple demands and competing deadlines
  • Proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification
  • Six Sigma / Lean certification
  • Experience with Healthcare industry
  • Experience with Claims processing & Adjudication systems (e.g. Facets, QNXT, ika, Amisys)
  • Experience with Payment Integrity - Data Mining, Enrollment Integrity Coordination of Benefits, Fraud, Waste and Abuse
  • Experience with Smartsheet
  • Project Management implementation experience

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. 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.

*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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