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Six Sigma Consultant - Telecommute

UHG - Worcester, Massachusetts

Posted: 11/9/2018

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 by assisting with Operational Projects throughout the organization! Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


Are you a subject matter expert who uses Lean and Six Sigma methodology in project management, scope definition, risk identification, and resource allocation or facilitation? Join our team of Six Sigma Consultants supporting OptumCare. OptumCare is a rapidly growing national, integrated health care organization that supports care across the continuum, putting patients at the center of healthcare transformation. We help physicians and other providers deliver the right care at the right time in the right setting and assume responsibility for health care quality and cost. We design and manage delivery systems in markets where we can achieve the Quadruple Aim - a better patient experience, higher quality care, lower costs and a better experience for providers.


In this role, you will use Lean and Six Sigma methodology, analytics, and other quality and change management techniques in order to accomplish business objectives. You will work with Six Sigma-certified professionals in planning, designing, and executing key projects. Incumbents matched to this function require accredited Six Sigma training.


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


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organizationally:  Drive standard Quality disciplines rapidly into the culture of Optum by developing critical knowledge, skills and abilities in fact-based decision-making for all employees within key/core processes

  • Operationally:  Support development of an inclusive strategic operating system (process management, customer experience, and management reviews) allowing Optum leaders to improve customer, process, employee and financial levers

  • Financially (Customer & Shareholders):  Work with business leaders to identify and manage a strategically aligned portfolio of projects. Integrate World Class Quality principles and methods into customer focused initiatives to achieve maximum business financial benefit while positively impacting customer satisfaction


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certified

  • 3+ years’ experience in tracking, planning projects, working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions

  • 3+ years leading continuous improvement projects using DMAIC, DMADV, and Lean methodologies

  • Moderate to advance MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience deploying Lean Six Sigma in a healthcare/clinical setting

  • Previous P&L ownership or management experience

  • Familiarity with Medicare and Medicaid processes

  • Working knowledge of CMS RAF and Stars

  • PMP Certification or PMO

  • Ability to work in Worcester, MA

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely

  • Ability to facilitate meetings, face to face or virtual, to drive action

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities

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)


*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.



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