Director,Technology: Health Plan CIO Medicaid Job Missouri

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Position:  Director, Technology: Health Plan CIO – Missouri Medicaid
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. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale.

Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and  

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** As an individual contributor you will be part of the local leadership team working with internal and external partners to support the successful delivery and maintenance of Information Systems that support the United Healthcare Missouri Medicaid business.  

You will also be part of a broader team of individual contributors who provide thought leadership and strategic alignment across the Medicaid technology organization.  The successful candidate with have demonstrated experience in leading matrixed teams, proven skills driving implementation of programs and initiatives, experience in working with senior leadership and strategic planning in the healthcare industry.

This role requires excellent communication, problem solving skills, curiosity and the ability to be both a doer and a leader.  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 Missouri business.

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.

If you are located in the St. Louise area, you will have the flexibility to work remotely 1-2 days a week*, as well as work in the office as you take on some tough challenges.

* Primary Responsibilities:

**+ Relationship Building:+ Build and improve state, Health plan, IT and service unit partnerships to build long-lasting transparent and trusting relationships+ Represents United Healthcare at State meetings; interacts with Community & State senior health plan and shared 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 initiatives+ Lead change and innovation by demonstrating emotional resilience, managing change by proactively communicating the case for change and promoting a culture that thrives on change+ Influence Health Plan, Business Service units, State partners, IT teams employees by fostering teamwork and collaboration, driving employee engagement and leveraging diversity and inclusion+ Provide 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 units+ Develop and mentor others while also building awareness to your own strengths and development needs+ Active participant in local/regional health plan leadership, operational leadership group, business goals and strategic initiatives+ Be a strategic leader contributing to the growth agenda+ Regulatory 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 initiatives+ Strategize 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 effectiveness+ Support 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 required+ Represent United at mandatory state meetings and influence the design and timeline of state requirements through written recommendations, questions and clarifications, and open feedback forums+ Collaborate with other MCOs (Managed Care Organizations) to drive common processes and timelines for state deliverables+ Performance & Satisfaction:+

Accountable for compliance with state requirements for transaction loading (834, 837, 820, provider files, etc) and compliance on our technology platforms with state needs+ Drive sound and disciplined decisions that drive action while effectively using IT and Healthcare business knowledge+ Provides…