Associate Healthcare Consultant - Consultant Development Programme- Dublin, Ireland

UHG Dublin, Dublin

About the Job

Associate Healthcare Consultant – CDP
Associate Healthcare Consultant – (Consultant Development Programme)
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.
As an Associate Healthcare Consultant (Consultant Development Programme)
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.
Consultant Development Programme
Professional development is at the core of this innovative programme. We want to ensure that participants cultivate the skills necessary to succeed in evolving project roles in the health care industry. Join us and you’ll find a variety of opportunities to grow professionally including:
  • Training – Our training programme focuses on the health care industry and uses consulting best practices to provide ongoing learning opportunities while refining key skills. Courses cover a variety of topics including project management, business analysis, health care trends and current issues, technology and career specific certifications.
  • Executive Engagement – We’ll introduce you to influential leaders in the health care industry with quarterly presentations that provide an open forum for active collaboration and relationship building
  • Mentoring and Networking – Participants get immediate access to professional advice and career guidance from senior – level consultants. Informal networking provides news to build professional relationships and identify roles models to support careers development
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform project management duties including the creation of status reports, work plans, project budgets, resource plans and presentations for client leadership
  • Support client implementations of products and/or services
  • Create written and oral communication artefacts that effectively summarize findings, support fact based recommendations and provides appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions
  • Maintain work papers, project deliverables and other artefacts that can be leveraged as intellectual capital within the confines of the client agreement
  • Working directly with our clients to help determine needs and solve complex business problems
  • Identify and document business process re-engineering opportunities including current and future state process flows Conduct research studies that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to management
  • 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
  • Assist with requirements analysis and verification document customer/client requirements through clear, unambiguous, concise and effective written and oral communication
  • Collaborate with business and technology teams to define deliverables and develop solutions that meet or exceed client requirements
  • Perform analysis for business process re-engineering opportunities and define, develop and document before and after process flows


Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in finance, business, management, IT
  • Previous experience working in a Management Consulting/Professional Consulting environment
  • Strong experience in any of the following areas: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Data Analysis, Project Management, General Consulting and/or Business Process Improvement
  • Considerable experience in a client-facing environment
  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to communicate complex findings in a structured and clear manner
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively cross-functionally and externally.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly adept at handling ambiguity
  • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio
  • Desire and ability to "roll up your sleeves" to learn the business and drive business results
  • Flexibility to travel when required
Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitelywithout any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience of the US Healthcare sector
  • Experience with software applications Systems Development Life-Cycle (SDLC), agile methodology, database management systems, and other business-related technologies
  • SQL
  • Microsoft Project
Careers with OPTUM. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective: make the health system 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.

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