Vice President - Quality Performance and Measures, Lewin Group - Falls Church, V
Eden Prairie, MN 
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Job Description

The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 45 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Lewin's strategic and analytical services aim to help clients:

  • Improve policy and expand knowledge of health care and human service systems
  • Enact, run, and evaluate programs to enhance delivery and financing of health care and family services
  • Deal with shifts in health care practice, technology, and regulation
  • Optimize performance, quality, coverage, and health outcomes
  • Create strategies for institutions, communities, associations, foundations, governments, and people to make health care and human services systems more effective

In the wide-ranging field of health and human services consulting, The Lewin Group provides both depth and breadth of expertise. Currently, Lewin has more than 300 consultants drawn from industry, government and academia. They all share a strong commitment to Lewin's core values of objectivity, integrity, analytical innovation, vision and dedication to client satisfaction.

At Lewin, the Federal Health and Human Services practice helps federal decision-makers strengthen health and human services programs and make informed policy choices. Lewin also works with foundations and associations to research and evaluate complex health care and human services needs. By delivering objective, data-driven research, technical assistance, and evaluations including access to proprietary data sets, Lewin is able to support current program activities, inform future program investments and support strategic decision processes.

The Lewin Group provides research and consulting services including program planning and development, implementation services, and post-implementation analytics and evaluation to assist the federal government in designing programs that improve the health and well-being of the nation's citizens.

The Vice President will provide leadership on a number of projects related to health care quality measurement, including evaluation of variation in quality performance and the development, maintenance, testing, and implementation of quality measures. She/he will manage complex projects steeped in quantitative and qualitative analysis and play a key role in the support of projects at the practice level. The Vice President will be charged with creating a cohesive strategy for sector growth and executing against that strategy. In collaboration with current staff across the organization, the Vice President will work to provide unparalleled client service, produce the highest quality deliverables, and innovate across the market.

From a relationship and business growth perspective, s/he will be responsible for developing new client relationships, attaining new contracts, and broadening the firm's work in this space. While managing and attaining their own individual new business development goal, the Vice President will strengthen and grow key client relationships and build upon their reputation as a trusted advisor to those organizations regarding health care program evaluations. S/he will also advance business development opportunities for team members.

In terms of execution, the Vice President will build upon a successful track record of performance and a reputation for delivering desired results. S/he will foster a culture of accountability and high performance within communicated project timelines. S/he should have experience working in a clinical setting or with health care professionals and on developing and maintaining quality metrics.

From a team leadership perspective, s/he will engage quickly and directly with internal and external stakeholders and proactively partner with senior leaders to drive to conclusions and think creatively. The Vice President will be a leader, and notably one who can build on the energy and momentum of his/her growing team. S/he will identify and develop key hires to augment the functional skill set at the Practice level.

The Vice President will also recognize the unique value proposition inherent in Lewin's expertise serving the health care space and will advance the team's and firm's reputation in the area. The successful candidate will possess an unbiased approach and will act quickly to establish himself/herself as a trusted member of the team and be relied upon to lead the team effectively and with commitment.

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:

  • Senior health policy professional with 15+ years industry experience in health research analysis, evaluation and/or policy including strong analytic skills and advanced degree (M.D., D.O., masters degree, or Ph.D.) in medicine, economics, health policy research, or similar discipline
  • 6-10 years of experience leading the design and execution of projects and policy studies and managing a team of senior staff through execution
  • Broad understanding of federal or state health policy issues, with ability to work in multiple areas serving as a subject matter expert
  • Experience leading quality measure engagements, preferably for federal programs, including those at CMS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex findings to non-technical audiences
  • Highly motivated, with demonstrated success working as a team member in a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment
  • Strong business acumen-well regarded within health policy, research, and/or consulting environment(s), with experience working within or on behalf of major agencies
  • Experience attaining revenue targets, and managing multiple, sophisticated projects and adept at business development (demonstrated success achieving individual new business development goals)
  • Proven skills in the development, implementation and execution of strategic plans, the integration of complex projects, and the ability to identify future opportunities

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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: 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: quality performance, quality measures, CMS, health research analysis, healthcare evaluation, health policy


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Day Job
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 15 years
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