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UnitedHealth Group

Advisory Services Analyst, Consulting Development Program - Multiple Locations


Inpatient Clinical Services



Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 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 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)

Begin your career at UnitedHealth Group and you’ll get an opportunity to do something extraordinary with your first job out of school: make a real difference: helping millions of people live healthier lives and making health care work better for everyone. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Brilliant. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer a global reach, resources, and a can-do culture. You’ll find a world of career options fueled by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Start here.

Here’s the idea. We built focused businesses, inside UnitedHealth Group, organized around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. Through our two business platforms, UnitedHealthcare and Optum, we work to improve the health care system and advance the health and well-being of individuals and communities so that they can enjoy better, fuller lives. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges. It’s a culture of optimism that’s unlike any place you’ve ever worked. Many incredible ideas in one incredible company.

OptumInsight, a division of Optum, is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the U.S. health care system.
OptumInsight is one of the largest and fastest growing health information companies. We specialize in improving the performance of the health system by providing analytics, technology, and consulting services that enable better decisions and results. We integrate workflow solutions that deliver data in real-time and create actionable insights - processing health information that relates directly to and impacts one in four patients in the U.S., one in every three Medicaid dollars and one in every five emergency room visits. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

What can YOU do with the right information? At OptumInsight, your possibilities and your impact are limitless. No matter what your role is at OptumInsight, you'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better solutions, and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always fresh. It's always exciting. And it's never been more important.

**The full-time position will be available starting in Summer 2023**

**UnitedHealth Group is not able to offer visa sponsorship now or in the future for position**

**Consulting Development Program Locations: Eden Prairie, MN, Washington, DC and Nashville, TN**

The Consulting Development Program is a two-year program for recent college graduates who are interested in developing and deploying client-facing, problem-solving and presentation skills with health care clients. The Consulting Development Program sits within Optum Advisory Services and allows for early career professionals to experience a variety of health care clients through a variety of engagements. CDP members have the opportunity to work on diverse client teams while also receiving mentorship and formal training in key consulting skillsets.

Primary Responsibilities:
Working directly with our clients to help determine needs and solve complex business problems by performing the following types of activities:

  • Enable strategic business transformation through the application of technology, process improvement and innovation to our client’s most complex problems
  • Conduct research & stakeholder interviews that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to clients
  • Navigate client facing interactions, presentations and relationship building in scenarios of project delivery, social situations, change management and at times ambiguity
  • Promote project success with requirements analysis, presentation creation and project management duties; including meeting management, project planning and project budget support
  • Document customer/client requirements through clear, concise and effective written and oral communication
  • Perform analysis for business process re-engineering opportunities and define, develop and document before and after process flows
  • Participate in assessment, project sizing, market analysis and scope evaluation of potential project deliverables
  • Grow in specific areas of interest and develop subject matter expertise
  • Develop and support in the delivery of client facing presentations
  • Provide support and information to clients making strategic decisions and implement enhancements to their organizations’ strategy, productivity, performance and long-term profitability

Example Projects
Optum Advisory Services provides consulting support to a wide range of health care clients. Some example projects might include:

  • Building a go-to-market strategy and business case to bring a new product or service to market by providing an opportunity analysis derived through complex data navigation
  • Designing an organizational management structure to help improve health care delivery operations
  • Conducting a technology assessment and developing an implementation plan in a payer or provider organization
  • Creating and executing an acquisition strategy of a medical group or provider organization; guiding the organization through the acquisition process
  • Conducting Change Management assessments and stakeholder engagements to ensure adoption of recommendations within a multi-faceted project

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 earned within the past 24 months from an accredited college/university; coursework to obtain degree must be completed prior to start of employment and verified within 6-8 weeks following the date at your school
  • Business Acumen and Basic Data Analysis Experience
  • Ability to Travel up to 80% for the Optum Consulting Development Program
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered) F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • 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 Qualifcations:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Health care Experience
  • Intellectual Curiosity

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 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)

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.