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Consultant - Telecommute ( 25% travel ) or Eden Prairie, MN - 926630

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
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    926630

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)

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As an Advisory Services Consultant, you'll provide people, process and technology consulting services to strengthen and improve health care operations that result in stronger financial returns and a healthier health care system. You'll use your strong business and technology acumen to work closely with clients to define, develop and implement business requirements to ensure needs are captured and critical deliveries are executed. This consulting career gives you the opportunity to share in a mission that inspires. You'll see your ideas come to life and your achievements recognized. You wont find more interesting challenges. And you wont find smarter people working together to solve them. Join us and start doing your lifes best work.(sm)

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

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Primary responsibilities:

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  • Collaborate with business and technology departments to define deliverables and develop solutions that are reusable across the organization
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  • Create written and oral communication artifacts that effectively summarize findings, support fact based recommendations and provides appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions
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  • Conduct research studies that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to management
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  • Perform minor project management duties including the creation of status reports, work plans, and presentations to client leadership
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  • Identify and document business process re-engineering opportunities including current and future state process flows
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  • Define, develop and document business requirements to ensure clients' needs are captured and delivered (e.g. use case-based Business Requirements Documents with evidence demonstrating competence writing unique, code-able, testable business requirements; user stories Requirements Traceability Matrix
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  • Work closely with Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts, Architects, Business Partners and other Technology teams to ensure requirements and design are completely understood
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  • Assist in quality assurance and user acceptance testing by writing test scripts, executing test cases and documenting defects (e.g. test case development; active participation and oral communication through defect triaging, use of application lifecycle management tools through code promotion)
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  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies (standup, sprint planning, retrospective, release planning)
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  • Present and evaluate design solutions objectively and facilitate conflict resolution within teams
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  • Clearly communicate design solutions, requirements, status updates and outcomes to all stakeholders and varying levels of the organization
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  • Act as the liaison between Business and Systems Analysts, Developers and Project Management groups
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  • Work closely with business teams to strategize solutions that support long term business objectives
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  • Lead and mentor other Analysts
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Limited travel is required for this role (less than 25% on average over a years time, but may involve Monday through Thursday travel for multiple concurrent weeks to satisfy specific client project requirements). Consultants who are not local to an Optum office facility work from a home office when not at the client site.

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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
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  • 2+ years enterprise project/program management experience and leading a project team
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  • 2+ years of experience with MS Project (or equivalent), MS Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint
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  • Excellent interpersonal skills
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  • Ability to manage multiple work streams
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  • Ability to work in a highly technical, fast-paced environment
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  • Based in Minneapolis area of Minnesota or ability to relocate at own expense to Minnesota or ability to travel up to 25%
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  • 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
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Prior military experience in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces
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  • 2+ years experience leading project/programs ideally in healthcare and/or consulting
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  • 1+ years experience in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
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  • Experience translating business requirements into a detailed system specification
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  • Experience working in an Agile environment
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  • Experience working in a product development/management environment
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  • Experience in a large matrix environment
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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)

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. 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.

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy

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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.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Consultant, Consult, business analysis, systems analysis, project management, data analysis, travel, OAS, Advisory, telecommuter, telecommute, remote, work from home, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Posted: 2021-05-01 Expires: 2021-06-30

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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