Population Health Specialist

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 23, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs.

UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers.

At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.



ABOUT UCARE UCare offers Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Family health plans - powered by the hardest working people in the industry. Our people powered teams de-complicate, advocate and always go the extra mile to help our members. We serve with integrity, compassion and commitment to do right by members, providers and government partners. Above all, we come to work excited to provide members a path for the best health of their lives.

WORKING AT UCARE Working at UCare is more than a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Employees join UCare and stay because of the opportunity to have a purpose-driven job.

Our strong culture has established UCare as a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for 11 consecutive years since the awards program began. It's a culture that embraces innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and exemplary customer and provider experiences. Working at UCare is being a part of a people powered team dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and communities.


Position Description This position is responsible to take a proactive approach to addresses individuals' health needs at all points along the continuum of care, including in the community setting, by increasing participation, engagement and targeted interventions for a defined population. Maintain or improve the physical and psychological well-being of individuals and address health disparities through cost-effective and tailored health solutions. Support the execution of the enterprise Population Health Program.

• Responsible for project management, coordination and support of complex population health activities. Including lead and/or participate as a team member on various projects. Oversee and manage project plans, timelines, deliverables and documentation.

• Develop key deliverables which may include, but are not limited to regulatory reports, presentations and status reports.

• Responsible to identify and address project barriers and reporting progress to UCare leadership.

• Partner with Committee leaders, Data Analytics and others on interventions, quantitative project data and identification of measures to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

• Support appropriate measurement and data analysis for each project. Including qualitative and quantitative review, barrier analysis of project topic, and review of findings.

• Ensure UCare is compliant with regulatory requirements for population health. Including understanding of applicable State, Federal and NCQA requirements and the ability to keep updated with any new requirements and to modify projects as needed.

• Participate and/or facilitate internal and external collaborative meetings and work groups as they relate to population health projects.

• Support the development and maintenance of partnerships with community groups that share a common project goal.

• Provide education and tools to improve company knowledge of population health.

• Maintain knowledge of industry trends and practices.

• Other projects and duties as assigned.

Education Bachelor's degree in business administration, health care, information systems, social sciences, public health or other related field required. Master's degree preferred.

Required Experience Two years of experience in quality improvement and in health care delivery system and/or project management experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated project management skills. Business writing, excellent communication skills both written and verbal, able to work under pressure, deadline oriented and customer service skills. Process improvement experience. Ability to work across boundaries with a variety of stakeholders.

Preferred Experience Experience in Population Health. Formal certification or training in project management. Experience working in managed care organization.

THE UCARE DIFFERENCE The UCare difference is our people power - employees actively working on the behalf of our members to get them access to the health care they need. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and provide the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, and a myriad of volunteer activities. If you're looking for an inclusive environment that celebrates your people power, helps you build on your strengths and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

JOB POST DATE: 12/22/2020

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