Research Consultant, Payer - Advisory Board Research - Washington, DC at UnitedHealth Group in Washington, Washington DC

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Type: Full-time





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)

Health care research staff members research, analyze, write, and present at least two research studies per year. Studies identify and explore salient issues and industry trends that are of universal and vital importance to the membership. Studies typically examine the forces that have shaped the current state of the industry and offer projections regarding its evolution and future. By modeling best-demonstrated practices and organizational structures of the world's most progressive organizations, studies provide our member institutions with a set of feasible practices and future vision.

Consultants assume an integral role in moving the substance of major research studies and speeches forward and provide intellectual leadership within teams. Consultants provide analytical direction and guidance throughout all stages of study cycle, working through extensive primary and secondary research, hypothesis generation and testing, rigorous analysis of findings, and the final presentation of ideas.

This role is focused on serving Advisory Board health plan clients and leading research related to health plan priorities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategic and root cause analysis
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Hypothesis generation
  • Ability to formulate and defend original points of view
  • Synthesis of complex ideas
  • Persuasive writing
  • Effective use of graphics and visuals to communicate ideas and information
  • Examples of recent research initiatives include:
    • The role health plans should play in addressing social determinants
    • Building a best-in-class member portal
    • 2020 State of the Industry: How health plans can shape the future of health care amid industry transformation

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
  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization
  • 3+ months of work or internship experience in professional setting
  • Experience conducting long-term research OR conducting primary and secondary research
  • Knowledge of in-depth report writing
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitations.
  • Employees are 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 prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. 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:

  • MBA, MPH, or other advanced degree
  • Ability to quickly determine appropriate analyses and direct analysts to conduct them
  • Experience working with clients in a consultative role
  • Experience working on the clinical or business sides of health care
  • Experience conducting root-cause analysis
  • Experience working with health plans

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)


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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