United Health Group

Minnetonka, MN
10,000+ employees
UnitedHealth Group helps people live healthier lives and helps make the health system work better for everyone.

Data Analyst, Statistician

Data Analyst, Statistician

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For those who want to invent the future of health care, here’s your opportunity. We’re going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Lewin Group/OptumServe Consulting, a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 50 years of experience, finds answers and solves problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Seeking a dynamic, goal-oriented Data Analyst – Statistician to work on health and human services projects requiring intermediate SAS, R, Python, or SQL experience as well as knowledge of statistics and research methodology.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Independently perform a broad range of quantitative analysis to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of Medicare and Medicaid demonstration waivers
  • Work with complex large-scale data sets from multiple systems of origin including Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP enrollment and claims; CAHPS; ACS; and BRFSS  
  • Apply a variety of statistical methodologies including multivariate modeling (ITS, DiD, Logistic), microsimulation, and machine learning techniques to support the evaluation of health care policy
  • Perform fast-paced ad-hoc analysis to quickly address client needs 
  • Write effective and efficient code using best practice quality control procedures 
  • Write detailed specifications and documentation of data processing and analytical steps 
  • Prepare reports and presentations that summarize statistical findings, provide interpretations, and propose recommendations for a variety of audiences (e.g., scientists, government stakeholders, laymen)
  • Maintain a consistently high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks 
  • Work effectively and cooperatively as a member of a project team

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: 

  • 5+ years of experience using SAS (including macro processing Proc SQL)
  • Experience working with healthcare claims and enrollment data  
  • Extensive knowledge of healthcare data concepts (e.g., claims data structure/contents, claim types) 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Academic coursework in advanced statistics or econometric modeling 
  • SAS certification
  • Experience conducting statistical analysis to inform health policy 
  • Familiarity with Medicaid waiver evaluations 
  • R, Python, or SQL in a research, consulting, or business environment 
  • Experience with databases having complex structures and relationships, such as the Integrated Data Repository, Chronic Conditions Warehouse, or similar data environment  
  • Proficient in analyzing large datasets using SAS grid and other parallel processing techniques 
  • Experience with other software such as Excel (e.g., pivot tables, VBA) 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate analyses and findings to clients 

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $104,700 to $190,400 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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