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Information Technology Director

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliable. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work. (sm) As an, IT Director - State Relationship Management - Oklahoma Medicaid, the position is a senior IT position, where the incumbent has demonstrated experience in leadership, proven skills driving implementation of IT initiatives, and strategic planning in the healthcare industry. This position is responsible for developing key collaborative relationships with our Medicaid state partners, our Health plan business units, IT delivery teams, and project management teams to understand State IT requirements. This position will drive implementation plans, and work collaborative to remediate obstacles to insure a successful deployment and compliance with state needs. The quality candidate can leverage their business knowledge in the healthcare industry to support daily efforts, innovative IT efforts, and must excel in high impact and escalated crisis situations. This position will be a key contact for IT efforts and will work with the appropriate delivery areas for Community & States IT projects for our Oklahoma Medicaid. The overall goal of this position is to provide executive oversight and leadership in United's strong matrix environment, so the IT needs of the business and state partners are met, and contractual compliance are achieved. Primary Responsibilities/: Relationship Building/: Build and improve state, Health plan, IT and service unit partnerships to build long-lasting transparent and trusting relationshipsRepresents UnitedHealthcare at State meetings; interacts with Community & State senior health plan and share services leaders Leadership/: Influence, negotiate effectively, and provide recommendations to arrive at win-win solutions with our state partner, Health plan, IT and business service partners related to IT initiativesLead change and innovation by demonstrating emotional resilience, managing change by proactively communicating the case for change and promoting a culture that thrives on changeInfluence Health Plan, Business Service units, State partners, IT teams employees by fostering teamwork and collaboration, driving employee engagement and leveraging diversity and inclusionProvide leader oversight and direction to ensure that the IT applications and operations are working effectively, through high levels of engagement with Health Plan leaders and service unitsDevelop and mentor others while also building awareness to your own strengths and development needsActive participant in local/regional health plan leadership, operational leadership group, business goals and strategic initiativesRegulatory and Growth Effectiveness/: Provides SME (Subject Matter Experience) on business capabilities, such as claims, member, clinical , provider, X.12 transactions, etc to provide a translation of business need into technical requirements for both Growth and regulatory IT initiativesStrategize and review with business leaders to identify and frame their IT needs, mapping them to strategic plans and prioritizing them Drive high-quality execution and operational excellence by communicating clear directions and expectations Play an active role in implementing innovation solutions by challenging the status quo and encouraging others to improve overall effectivenessManage execution with Program and Project Managers to ensure that programs / projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, on benefit and on-quality and intervene to resolve issues as requiredRepresent United at mandatory state meetings and influence the design and timeline of state requirements through written recommendations, questions and clarifications, and open feedback forumsCollaborate with other MCOs (Managed Care Organizations) to drive common processes and timelines for state deliverablesPerformance & Satisfaction/: Accountable for compliance with state requirements for transaction loading (834, 837, 820, provider files,etc) and compliance on our technology platforms with state needsDrive sound and disciplined decisions that drive action while effectively using IT and Healthcare business knowledge Provides leadership to and is accountable for the State and Health Plan satisfaction as it relates to IT initiatives and performancePartners with leaders to determine funding and budget requirements, timing and resources for projects Leverage broader SME (subject matter experiences) and knowledge to review and challenge estimates of IT tasks and drive toward efficient and timely solutionsInnovations/:Introduce and align Enterprise business and technology innovations to our markets to advance retention and growth across members and providers Collaborate and provide the subject matter experience to assist with writing winning technology solutions to RFP (Request for Proposal) in support of United's growth initiativesProvide designs, options, and executable solutions to existing UHC problems requiring innovative solutionsYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.%0 Required Qualifications/: 10+ years of professional IT experience7+ years of professional IT management experience in a large, enterprise environment5+ years of experience leading teams and/or managing workloads for IT team members3+ years of professional Director level experience in a large, enterprise environmentYou will be asked to perform this role in an office setting, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitationsEmployees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained Preferred Qualifications/: Graduate DegreePrior experience leading distributed teamsHealth care industry experienceMedicare/Medicaid experience Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place 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/: IT Director, CIO, State Healthplan Relationship, Optum Technology, UHC%0 Associated topics: chief executive, chief executive officer, chief information officer, chief technology officer, co founder, director, president, senior director, vice president

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Oklahoma City , Information Technology Director, Executive , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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