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UnitedHealth Group

Integration Specialist - Clinic Acquisitions - Phoenix, AZ and Multiple Cities


Emergency and Trauma


Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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)

OptumCare is a network of health care providers throughout the Southwest, whose mission is to connect and support providers by working together to deliver the most effective and compassionate care to each and every patient they serve. OptumCare’s focus is to do the right things for patients, physicians, and the community.

The Integration Specialist is responsible for the overall management of due diligence and clinic integration efforts. The position is responsible for managing and overseeing due diligence, directing and facilitating the project planning, project management, implementation and evaluation of integration efforts as it relates to clinic initiatives. The position is also responsible for collaborating with operational partners and training teams to ensure successful clinic integration efforts and to ensure policy and procedures are established as required. Also, assists with long-term planning priorities and assures clinics are appropriately integrated into the overall direction, mission and values of the company.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and coordinates due diligence efforts for acquisition targets
  • Directs the strategic planning and management of the integration projects and team to ensure that the goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame
  • Directs the project management and process improvement activities to achieve optimal implementation and control outcomes.
  • Identifies risk issues that impact successful integration of the clinic and engages proper resources to ensure resolution
  • Ensures integration timelines are met in accordance with the approved project plan
  • Directs and provides guidance to new providers and staff through implementation, and execution of orientation, and training to new acquisitions
  • Provides information to departments as needed and serves as the departmental liaison for all providers and staff
  • Provides guidance on company or clinic issues and ensures proper resolution and dissemination of information to parties involved
  • Provides guidance and data to clinic management staff in the establishment of departmental objectives related to staffing plans, financial goals, etc.
  • Oversees and coordinates the integration work plan and confers that all teams are completing assigned duties, responsibilities and scope of authority
  • Reviews status reports prepared by all associated teams and modifies schedules or plans as required
  • Conducts research, and prepares project reports and analysis to interpret information pertaining tointegration efforts in order to make presentations and recommendations to senior management
  • Confers with integration teams to provide technical assistance and resolve issues
  • Ensures that the overall quality of the implementation plan is meeting established organizational standards
  • Maintains and builds relationships across business groups
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

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 Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or a related field required. (8+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)
  • 8+ years in the healthcare field, with an emphasis in clinic operations or staff training and development, including three or more years of management level experience
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in Healthcare Operations: EMR, Practice Management System, Clinic Operations and related systems
  • Knowledge of organization policies and procedures and ability to read, interpret, and apply
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or a related field required. (12+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)
  • 6+ years of directly related experience in medical practice management
  • 3+ years of experience in staff training and development specifically dealing with providers and staff
  • Ability to exercise logic and sound judgment in the development of strategies and contractual relationships
  • Possess solid analytical/statistical skills used in evaluating healthcare data as used in the development, implementation and monitoring of contractual relationships
  • Solid interpersonal skills with ability to interface effectively both externally and internally with a wide range of people including physicians, office staff and other health plan staff

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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 8minds 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)

Colorado or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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.