1+ months

Healthcare Research Physician - UHG Center for Health Care Research - 898850

Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Job Code
    898850

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

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The UnitedHealth Group Center for Health Care Research, based in Minneapolis, MN and Washington, DC, seeks an outstanding and experienced physician and senior researcher to serve on a high-performing, close-knit team of innovative health care researchers and analysts working within a mission-driven, results-oriented, restless, and highly successful Enterprise. The Center's research supports UHG's commitment to the development of a next-generation health system in a socially conscious manner and the implementation of actionable, practical, and timely policy and market solutions that can achieve universal coverage, affordability, better experiences for patients and physicians, and improved health outcomes.

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The successful candidate will possess the highest level of analytic, strategic thinking, and communication skills (both oral and written); deep and broad knowledge of health care policy and markets; passion for health care transformation; and excellent judgment. The successful candidate will help lead the development and execution of a robust research agenda, including publishing research that advance business objectives, and manage high-profile partnerships with prominent researchers at leading universities.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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The successful candidate will have a broad range of strategic and operational responsibilities related to leading and publishing research deliverables, building and maintaining key relationships and public visibility of the Enterprise, and internal leadership and management.

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Conceptualizing, developing, advancing, delivering, and publishing research - both internally generated research and research produced in collaboration with external academic partners

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  • Leveraging clinical expertise to better inform and develop Enterprise research efforts
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  • Leading and collaborating on discrete research projects from the early stages of development through project completion""
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    • Conceptualizing, drafting, developing, and producing distinct, timely, and incisive research on pressing health care issues
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    • Partnering with UHG Communications leaders on the release of UHG-branded deliverables
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  • Designing, executing, and managing research and analysis
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  • Developing forecasts to assess the potential economic, budgetary, and/or clinical impacts of advances in health care delivery, policy reforms, and market shifts
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  • Working with senior business executives, clinical leaders, and subject matter experts throughout UHG to identify and manage the development of research initiatives that leverage the Enterprise's distinctive data insights, analytic assets, technology and its population health, benefit, provider, and care delivery models
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  • Collaborating with external research partners on all aspects of research studies, from conceptualization to publishing
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  • Translating research and providing clinical, policy, and strategic insights to UHG leadership in areas including health care spending and financing issues, delivery system reforms, clinical practice advancements, and health information and financial technology innovation in private markets and public programs
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Building and maintaining key relationships and public visibility of the Enterprise

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  • Building internal relationships and collaborating with Enterprise leadership to inform, execute, and elevate UHG research deliverables; integrating expertise from across UHG; and ensuring the Center's work aligns to a UHG-wide perspective on key issues
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  • Developing, leading, and maintaining external relationships with industry thought leaders and key stakeholders outside the Enterprise, including policy experts and researchers, for the purposes of informing the Center's work and maximizing its impact
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  • Representing UHG externally as a prominent liaison and trusted partner with the health care research community and respected academic institutions on potential partnership opportunities
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  • Communicating key research findings to external audiences, including delivering presentations at conferences, symposiums, roundtables, and other convenings
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  • Collaborating on diverse aspects of coordinating the Center's work and its team
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  • Anticipating data needs of the future and develop and execute data strategy for the Center
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We would encourage you continuing to practice medicine on a part-time basis.

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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.
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Required Qualifications:

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  • MD or DO
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  • Advanced degree in economics, finance, biostatistics, mathematics, public policy, public administration, public health, or a related field
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  • 5+ years of direct clinical experience treating patients
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  • 2+ years of professional experience working for one or more health care organizations, consulting firms, universities, research institutions, think tanks, government agencies, or similar organizations, in a research leadership capacity, including as a lead author of publications on health care markets, health policy, and/or health care delivery
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  • Experience managing all aspects of a research project, both independently and (directly or indirectly) leading people
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  • Broad and versatile scope of expert knowledge and a deep, nuanced understanding of health policy and market issues, including a coherent big-picture vision and the ability to master details at a granular and technical level
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  • Proven data interpretation and analysis skillset
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  • Strong demonstrated oral and written communication skills and comfort presenting to a range of audiences
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  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word and Excel, and comfort in PowerPoint
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  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
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  • 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
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Preferred Qualifications:

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Possess higher-level quantitative analytical skills in research methods and analysis including:

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  • Designing methodologically sound research studies
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  • Retrospective study designs using secondary data
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  • Hands-on experience managing and manipulating relational databases in UNIX and cloud computing environments
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Knowledge of, and experience working with, publicly available data

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"Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
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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: Senior Researcher, Healthcare, Clinical, Physician, MD, DO, Washington, DC, District of Columbia

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Posted: 2020-11-25 Expires: 2021-03-24

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