1+ months

Principal Data Analyst, Program Development - Minnetonka, MN - 892913

Minnetonka, MN 55345
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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)

UnitedHealth Group's Research & Development efforts are driven by math, data, and clinical science, but also focus on the human connections required to understand and treat the chronic diseases that afflict nearly half of the world's population. To do so, our team tracks the latest in science, technology, and clinical care - including what we can learn from our own data. We then apply these things via research studies, clinical trials, and pilot programs that identify new ways to prevent, detect, and intercept disease for our members.

This position is intended for a data analyst with an interest in innovation in healthcare research. UHG R&D works on partnering with internal and external healthcare organizations to develop and pilot healthcare solutions for our members, including innovative care models and clinical pathways. This position will be responsible for providing data analytics to support UHG R&D's develop team in pioneering these innovative programs.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design, code and execute programs to extract, aggregate and manipulate pharmacy and medical claims from various sources in support of scientific and product development research
  • Develop new and maintain existing SAS programs to analyze healthcare claims to support ad hoc data requests
  • Manipulate claims level data to configure patient and/or provider level analytic datasets
  • Perform data quality control checks on code and deliverables
  • Participate in interpretation business requirements and create technical specifications
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing, ideas and information relating to data analyses
  • Consult with data scientists for the execution of statistical analyses
  • Mentor other staff members as required

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 in mathematics-related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with medical and pharmacy claims
  • Advanced programming knowledge in SAS, R, Stata, Matlab, SPSS, or similar, with strong familiarity with SQL
  • 8+ years of health care experience
  • Working knowledge of relational databases, and database structures and data analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with track record of collaboration with colleagues
  • Ability to take complex topics / questions and break them down into individual components for execution
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
  • 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

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)

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.

Job Keywords: Principal Data Analyst, Program Development, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota


Posted: 2020-10-29 Expires: 2020-12-25

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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