Strategic Healthcare Consultant - Dublin, Ireland

UHG Dublin, Dublin

About the Job

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 not like any place you’ve ever worked. Many incredible ideas in one incredible company.


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.


Optum 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 affects 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 Optum, the possibilities and the impact are limitless. No matter what your role is at Optum, 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.


As a Strategic Healthcare Consultant you'll have the opportunity to work on and provide people, process and technology consulting advisory services to some of the leading health care organizations.  Your work can result in stronger financial returns and a healthier health care system for both our clients and consumers.


You'll use your strong strategic and business acumen to work closely with clients to define, develop and document business solutions and ensure critical projects are well executed and delivered. Your consulting career gives you the opportunity to work on a range of projects in multiple roles with multiple clients to continue building out your consulting skills toolbox. You'll see your ideas come to life. You won’t find more interesting challenges. And you won’t find smarter people working together to solve them. Join us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support the creation of sales pursuit materials and other business development activities (e.g. proposals and Statements of Work (SOWs))
  • Identify and document business process re-engineering opportunities including current and future state process flows
  • Work with clients to design and/or develop new product offerings
  • Support client implementations of products and/or services
  • Define, develop and document business requirements to ensure clients' needs are captured and delivered (e.g. use case-based Business Requirements Documents with evidence demonstrating competence writing unique, implementable, testable business requirements, ideally supporting multiple development lifecycles such as agile and waterfall.
  • Collaborate with business and technology teams to define deliverables and develop solutions that meet or exceed client requirements
  • Perform project management duties including the creation of status reports, work plans, project budgets, resource plans and presentations for client leadership
  • Create written and oral communication artifacts that effectively summarize findings, support fact based recommendations and provides appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions
  • Develop financial models and tools, including cost-benefit analysis, resource utilization models and performance reports
  • Conduct research studies that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to management
  • Assist in and perform quality assurance and user acceptance testing by writing test scripts, executing test cases and documenting defects (e.g. test case development; active participation and oral communication through defect triaging, use of application lifecycle management tools through code promotion, such as Rally and ALM)
  • Assess and recommend vendor products to client leadership
  • Maintain work papers, project deliverables and other artifacts that can be leveraged as intellectual capital within the confines of the client agreement

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in finance, business, management, IT
  • Significant experience working in a Management Consulting / Professional Consulting environment
  • Considerable experience in the following areas: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Project Management, General Consulting and/or Business Process Improvement
  • Extensive experience in a client-facing environment
  • Experience building / creating project deliverables with the ability to manage 2+ complex work-streams
  • Experience with software applications Systems Development Life-Cycle (SDLC), agile methodology, database management systems, and other business-related technologies
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to communicate complex findings in a structured and clear manner
  • Experience collaborating and communicating effectively cross-functionally and externally
  • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio
Preferred Qualifications:   
  • Healthcare experience
  • SQL
  • Microsoft Project
Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application. 


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.     


Job Keywords:  Strategic Healthcare Consultant, Dublin, Ireland