Research Consultant - Advisory Board Research - Washington, DC

Unitedhealth Group Inc. Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

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)

Health care research staff members research, analyze, write, and present at least two research studies per year. Studies identify and explore salient issues and industry trends that are of universal and vital importance to the membership. Studies typically examine the forces that have shaped the current state of the industry and offer projections regarding its evolution and future. By modeling best-demonstrated practices and organizational structures of the world's most progressive organizations, studies provide our member institutions with a set of feasible practices and future vision.

Consultants assume an integral role in moving the substance of major research studies and speeches forward and provide intellectual leadership within teams. Consultants provide analytical direction and guidance throughout all stages of study cycle, working through extensive primary and secondary research, hypothesis generation and testing, rigorous analysis of findings, and the final presentation of ideas.

Consultants are placed on teams based on experience, need, timing, and placement preference. Our research teams focus on best practice business and operations research across the health care spectrum, including programs focused in the provider, payer, and life sciences space.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Key skills developed in the Consultant role include the following:

  • Strategic and root cause analysis

  • Inductive and deductive reasoning

  • Hypothesis generation

  • Ability to formulate and defend original points of view

  • Synthesis of complex ideas

  • Persuasive writing

  • Effective use of graphics and visuals to communicate ideas and information

  • Examples of recent research initiatives include:

  • Future hospital purchasing priorities

  • Hardwiring patient service

  • Best practices in recruiting and retaining hospital staff

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 4 or more years of experience working in a professional setting

  • Experience conducting long-term research OR conducting primary and secondary research

  • Experience writing in-depth reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, MPH, or other advanced degree

  • Ability to quickly determine appropriate analyses and direct analysts to conduct them

  • Experience working with clients in a consultative role

  • Health care clinical experience

  • Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives

  • Experience conducting root-cause analysis

  • Demonstrated experience meeting deadlines

  • Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively

  • Experience supervising others

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.

Job Keywords: Research Consultant, Washington DC, District of Columbia


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