About UHG

Careers at UnitedHealth Group


We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM


Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com


Job Category:

OptumInsight Consulting



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Director, Ambulatory Services - Telecommute

UHG - Nashville, Tennessee

Posted: 11/12/2018

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)


The Senior Director of Ambulatory Services, a member of the senior management team, is responsible for the overall development, management and integrity of client relationships and delivery responsibility for a set of specific engagements. Each engagement typically is composed of an interdisciplinary team that will be accountable directly to the Senior Director with respect to the engagement.


The Senior Director, Ambulatory Services will report to the Vice President of Ambulatory Services within Optum Advisory Services.


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


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build and strengthen client relationships across the delivery of all Optum services
  • Responsible for a sales target to be attained through the commercial processes of new business development
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction, holding workstream engagement leaders on-site accountable for performance and assisting them with complex and challenging tasks
  • Ensure outstanding and consistent customer service
  • Where necessary, assist in the recruitment of team members required to fulfill the terms of the engagement, including primary recruitment responsibility for the lead physician executive or administrative executive, practice operations and patient access roles and collaborative recruitment responsibility for other roles such as professional fee revenue cycle, EMR optimization, leadership academy and other disciplines where the Firm has established leaders who will own primary recruitment responsibility
  • Responsible for the integrity of operational processes, both administrative and clinical, including building engagement budgets, ensuring adequate human resources, and compliance with regulatory standards
  • Responsible for meeting profitability targets for specific engagements, as well as pursuing and earning performance based bonuses in at-risk engagements
  • Makes necessary adjustments to engagement plans in order to achieve targeted results
  • Develops and manages professional training and development specific to the business of managing health system sponsored medical group transformations, including mechanisms to identify and socialized lessons learned in one market to teams working across the portfolio
  • Oversees the establishment of internal controls for compliance and develops tools to monitor controls
  • Extending existing engagements through further work

Required Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of experience at a senior level managing physician enterprises
  • Experience working in physician-led, integrated healthcare delivery organizations
  • Proven experience developing and implementing operating plans, and analyzing financial and quality data
  • Demonstrated success in yielding unprecedented results within the area of health care operations management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in health administration or other related field
  • Experience with healthcare system physician group practices within a consulting organization
  • Experience in developing and/or operating management service organizations beneficial
  • Delivery experience within a consulting framework
  • Experience as a successful influencer who can interact effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders such as other physicians, healthcare administration, and staff
  • A proven leader in demonstrating how to build a partnership between physicians and administration
  • Proven success in sales and business development within a consulting organization
  • Proven communication skills, including listening and presenting
  • Ability to build trust and confidence with utmost integrity
  • Proven knowledge of how to get things done in a complex organization
  • Ability to lead change and achieve support for change; builds consensus
  • Strong customer service-focus for patients and employees
  • A proven strategic thinker with ability to see big picture
  • Proven business acumen and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the development, motivation and directing of teams
  • Ability to be patient yet persistent when appropriate
  • Takes accountability and responsibility for own actions and is self-aware of areas for personal improvement
  • Proven success as a team player who can build collaborative relationships across the organization
  • Ability to understand value of technology and able to address issues of costs, benefit/risk analysis
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Proven success working towards a goal(s); ability to take initiative
  • Proven ability to handle complex, ambiguous and changing environments
  • Strong desire to exceed expectations and produce exceptional results
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision
  • Proven physician relationship skills
  • Proven ability to be a creative an innovative thinker

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)


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy


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: OptumConsulting, senior director, ambulatory services, physician relationships, telecommute, optuminsightconsulting, work from home, telecommute, telecommuter, wfh, telecommuting, travel, remote

Apply Now