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For Optum Idaho, Quality Improvement is not a department, but a central tenet in the way we conduct all aspects of our operation.  We are continually monitoring multiple areas of our performance; our impact on Members, families, other stakeholders, and providers; and constantly looking for ways to improve.  The core goal of our Quality Improvement (QI) program is straightforward: improved quality of care and service for Members utilizing evidence-based best practices.  

The Senior Clinical Quality Analyst is a key member of the Quality Management and Improvement (QMI) Department within the Idaho Behavioral Health Plan (IBHP) and has responsibility for supporting all quality management and peer review functions in accordance with policy and NCQA standards.  They work in conjunction with the Quality Manager and the Medical Director in the coordination, implementation, and management of quality functions.  

The Senior Clinical Quality Analyst will coordinate all aspects of Performance Improvement Projects in accordance with CMS EQR protocols. This position supports the development of the Annual Quality Work Plan, the Annual Quality Evaluation, the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program Description, and monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. This position coordinates the QAPI Committee meetings. This position is a key contributor to the External Quality Review (EQR) process.

The Senior Clinical Quality Analyst will support the QMI Department’s administrative processes as related to implementing inpatient services to the IBHP.

The Senior Clinical Quality Analyst must abide by State and federal governmental regulatory requirements and contracted IBHP requirements.

The Senior Clinical Quality Analyst will support developing and implementing various process improvement initiatives as initiated by the Quality Manager.

**This position will work in the office in Boise, Idaho which utilizes a Hybrid Work Model approach which requires working in the office approximately three days a week and the opportunity to work from home two days a week. **

If you are located in ID, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Compile and prepare outlines and initial drafts of the Annual Quality Work Plan, the Annual Quality Evaluation, and the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Program Description
  • Subject matter expert regarding the Performance Improvement Projects process
  • Coordinate, submit and track National Committee Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation requirements
  • Analyze Performance Measures data to identify trends, risks and opportunities
  • Support the External Quality Review Performance Improvement Projects protocol development
  • Analysis of Population and program data to identify trends, risks and opportunities
  • Analysis of Member Satisfaction Survey data
  • Support the Quality Manager in preparation for Quality Improvement Committee meetings
  • Preparation of State Reports
  • Performs customer service tasks by managing internal & external customer requests 
  • Ability to analyze aggregate data and report on data as needed


You’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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of health care experience
  • 1+ years of experience developing and implementing performance improvement projects or using data to develop intervention strategies to improve outcomes
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and present data
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Performance Improvement Projects
  • Experience with data entry and use of data tracking systems
  • Experience using the Web for research conducting purposes
  • Subject matter expert regarding the EQR process


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.


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 country: United States

City: Phoenix

Category: Clinical Data Managers

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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