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VP Molecular Diagnostics - Optum Genomics - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. Optum has successfully leveraged healthcare data to bring together a more complete view of health, provide more personalized insights to inform healthcare decisions, to support our customers by providing affordable choices, and drive better options for healthcare that help individuals live a healthy life. In service to this mission, the Optum Genomics team is committed to sourcing high-quality genomics data to inform more complete view of health, to provide more contextualized data to drive desired health behaviors, to help route our customers to the most effective and affordable choices, and to facilitate the evidence needed to get impactful genomics products into the clinic quickly and responsibly. The VP, Molecular Diagnostics Quality Assessments role will be a key contributor on the Optum Genomics team and will support the definition and build out of a technical assessment capability to evaluate the clinical and analytical validity of molecular diagnostics tests. This role will support multiple products across various business and require a solid background in partnering with regulatory and professional societies (FDA, CLIA, CLSI, CAP) to build consensus, and engage with test developers to help ensure proper test design and validation. This person must convince leaders and operators of his / her value, earn their trust and time, and work collaboratively to build actionable strategies. You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support cross-UHG initiatives spanning growth strategy, operational excellence and client / external party partnerships by directly scoping, initiating, documenting business requirement for the creation of a quality assessment product for laboratory developed tests (LDTs)
    • Establish criteria for determining Analytical Validity and Clinical Validity for LDTs
    • Get buy in from key stakeholders (professional society, regulators, test developers, and other quality assessment aggregators [NYSDOH]etc)
    • Draft communications strategies for various forums
    • Requirement gathering and decomposition for various stakeholder including technology. This will include establishing acceptance criteria for key component of the quality assessment template and user interface
    • Support a go to market approach and pipeline for quality assessments
      • Defining operating model / process to review, provide feedback and/or validate
      • Forecast volume of assessments coming in and associated staffing needs to support
      • Establishes a scalable format that can be leveraged by other products / businesses needing LDT quality assessment data
      • Partner with product teams across multiple businesses to ensure alignment and scalability
      • Provide consulting / advisory services for test developers
        • Test design and validation
        • Collaborate with key business partners to ensure the test / study validation metrics are appropriate for the intended use and clinical utility study endpoints
        • Onboards and manages the team executing quality assessment reviews
        • Establishes project / product success criteria and evaluates product performance
          • Summary statistics for quality assessments
          • Present options for problem resolution as necessary
          • Partners with the Product team to commercialize this capability across businesses
            • Client Support
            • Business Development 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:
              • MD Clinical Pathologist or PhD-FACMG in molecular genetics/laboratory genetics and genomics with 10+ years clinical experience
              • 3+ years of experience working with regulatory and professional societies focused on LDT Clinical and Analytical Validity
              • Experience developing quality assessments for LDTs
              • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects with tight deadlines. Proven organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity Preferred Qualifications:
                • 5+ years industry experience
                • Participation in relevant professional societies
                • Demonstrates exceptional ability to drive results through strong collaborating and influencing skills across all business segments and geographies Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $142,300 to $273,200. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. 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.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Eden Prairie , VP Molecular Diagnostics - Optum Genomics - Remote, Executive , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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