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The Sr. Clinical Quality Consultant (CQC) will drive consistency, efficient processes and share best practices, in a collaborative effort with the provider and large or complex groups, designed to facilitate a minimum 4 STAR quality performance.
The Sr CQC will participate in quality improvement initiatives, attend monthly or joint operating committee meetings, develop recommendations for quality remediation plans and create tools and databases to capture relevant data for each region.This position will work collaboratively with each regional/market team and their leadership in a matrix relationship. This position may serve as the team lead for the clinical quality consultants in the assigned market and has responsibility for the network’s quality performance.
If you are located in Midland, TX, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Develop market business plans to motivate providers and large or complex group leadership to engage in improving Stars measures to be 4 STARS or higher
Provide analytical interpretation of Stars and HEDIS reporting, including executive summaries to plan and provider groups
Be the primary subject matter expert for all STARS related activities within their assigned market(s) working within a matrix relationship which includes Quality corporate operations and Regional/Market operations
Lead or participate and present in weekly, Monthly, Bi-monthly, Quarterly and/or Annual business Review meetings related to STAR activities which summarize provider and large group performance and market performance as requested by or required by Quality or Regional leadership
Analyze and evaluate provider and large group structure and characteristics, provider group/provider office operations and personnel to identify the most effective approaches and strategies
Assist in developing of training and analytical materials for Stars and HEDIS
Identify and assess decision makers and other key provider group personnel with a focus on identifying barriers to achieving targeted outcomes, focus communications and efforts accordingly
Develop solution-based, user-friendly initiatives to support practice success
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.
Registered Nurse (within the states in which service is being delivered)
4+ years of healthcare experience, including experience in a managed care setting
2+ years of experience in HEDIS/Star programs, preferably in a clinical quality consultant role
2+ years of experience in provider facing interactions, including provider education
2+ years of experience with data analysis and/or quality chart reviews
Ability to review data and provide recommendations for improvement
Solid knowledge of the Medicare market, products and competitors
Proven ability to influence providers to change behavior and drive improvement in quality performance
Experience in managed care working with network and provider relations
Demonstrated ability to interact with medical staff, peers, and internal company staff at all levels
Ability to solve process problems crossing multiple functional areas and business units
Solid problem-solving skills; the ability to analyze problems, draw relevant conclusions and devise and implement an appropriate plan of action
Experienced using Microsoft office applications, including databases, word-processing, and excel spreadsheets. Proficient in Excel
Excellent customer service skills
25% local travel, with occasional overnight travel
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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
Good business acumen, especially as it relates to Medicare
Solid communication and presentation skills
Physical & Mental Requirements:
Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
Ability to properly drive and operate a vehicle
Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving
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 WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.
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.