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Associate SAS Programmer - Santa Ana, CA
Santa Ana, CA

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Job Description

Some people take things as they come. Others relentlessly push themselves to go farther. Combine health care and technology, which are two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with UnitedHealth Group's culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get: industry-leading health care services at a company that's improving the lives of millions.

As a SAS Programmer within Optum Risk Adjustment team, you will design and develop reports and analyze data to measure clinical outcomes, network performance and methodology levers as they relate to the ACA line of business and ACA member populations. You will investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and health care costs data. As the Consultant, you will interpret and analyze clinical data from various sources and recommend best approaches for its consolidation. Your analyses will be used to create viable, real-world solutions in a complex health care landscape. The work is as challenging as it is rewarding. You'll open doors to new opportunities. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. Join us. There's never been a better time to do your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

* Interpret and analyze claims, premium, capitation and membership data in support of Underwriting, Actuarial and utilization analyses
* Lead projects to completion by contributing to database creation, statistical modeling and financial reports
* Create and update automated processes within client databases
* Analyze reporting tools utilized by the internal customer groups

Required Qualifications:

* Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
* 2 years of work experience in a corporate setting working in a quantitative and/or analytical capacity
* 2 years of proficiency in performing data analytics with large data sets (i.e., over 1 Million rows of data)
* 2 years of intermediate proficiency in SAS Programming
* Intermediate proficiency in MS Access
* Intermediate proficiency working with MS Excel including formulas, calculations, charts, graphs, pivots, etc.
* Ability to work in Santa Ana, CA office

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience working in a healthcare informatics environment with claims data and medical codes
* Tableau experience
* Alteryx experience
* Foundational proficiency in SQL/SQL Programming
* Understanding of Medicare and/or ACA risk adjustments

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)

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: SAS Programmer, Santa Ana, CA, California

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