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Molecular Pathologist - Telecommute - 942351

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
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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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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Optum has successfully leveraged healthcare data to bring together a more complete view of health, provide more personalized insights to inform healthcare decisions, to support our customers by providing affordable choices, and drive better options for healthcare that help individuals live a healthy life. In service to this mission, the Optum Genomics team is committed to sourcing high-quality genomics data to inform more complete view of health, to provide more contextualized data to drive desired health behaviors, to help route our customers to the most effective and affordable choices, and to facilitate the evidence needed to get impactful genomics products into the clinic quickly and responsibly.

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The Molecular Pathologist role will be a key contributor on the Optum Genomics team and will support the definition and build out of capabilities to evaluate the analytical validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility of molecular diagnostics tests. The individual in this role will support multiple products in the Optum Genomics portfolio from both an internal development and external client-facing perspective. This person must convince leaders and operators of his / her value, earn their trust and time, and work collaboratively to build actionable strategies.

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

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Provide consulting / advisory services for Care Delivery Organizations (CDOs)"""
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    • Case review of molecular diagnostics utilization management test requests
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    • Provide recommendation based on medical necessity for clinical scenarios and coverage determinations
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    • Collaborate with key UM staff and providers to ensure the appropriate test utilization
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    • Train staff on background details, clinical scenario(s), coverage criteria, required documentation, and other protocols for relevant genetic tests
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  • Providing expertise in client-facing discussions regarding Analytical Validity (AV), Clinical Validity (CV), and Clinical Utility (CU) in designing and supporting studies to generate evidence
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  • Working with partners and internal data assets to identify and define tests with intended uses that would be financially beneficial to payers (e.g., identify when an expensive drug is not working)
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  • Internally supporting R&D to design and execute clinical utility studies
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  • Accompany external clients to meet with payers, professional societies, and key opinion leaders regarding evidence generation
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  • LBM Internal-facing support""
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    • AV/CV/CU assessments, especially for non-germline tests
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    • Support product team for defining business rules for PA/UM/PI
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    • Interface with MolDX team to optimize for standardization and evidence sharing
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  • Provide medical diligence assessments for potential investments in precision medicine companies or products
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  • Work with internal medical leadership and statisticians to develop position statements, dossiers, and templates for rationalized evidence generation
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  • Partners with the Product team(s) to commercialize new genomics capabilities across businesses""
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    • Client Support
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    • Business Development
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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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  • MD Clinical Pathologist with 10+ years of clinical experience
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  • 3+ years of experience working with regulatory and professional societies focused on LDT Clinical and Analytical Validity
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  • Experience with coding, coverage and reimbursement policies for molecular diagnostics
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Participation in relevant professional societies
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  • 5+ years of industry experience
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  • Exceptional ability to drive results through strong collaborating and influencing skills across all business segments and geographies
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  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects with tight deadlines. Proven organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity
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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 $348,100 to $433,600. The range and pay mix of base and bonus is variable based upon experience and metric achievement. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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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: Molecular Pathologist, Clinical Pathologist, MD, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

Posted: 2021-07-17 Expires: 2021-08-16

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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