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Associate General Counsel - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Optum Rx is an innovative pharmacy benefit management organization managing the prescription drug benefits of commercial, Medicare and other governmental health plans, as well as those of employers and unions. Services offered by the company include pharmacy network contracting, rebate contracting and administration, mail order and specialty pharmacy facilities, clinical and formulary management, and prescription drug claims processing. Optum Rx is part of Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to making the health system work better for everyone. -

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide legal support for pharmacy benefit management regulatory issues, including providing business leaders with effective advice and counsel on problem solving and coordination of legal and business considerations, spanning broad segment of payors such as employers, unions, health plans and government payors (Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Identify, research, analyze, interpret, and apply legal and regulatory requirements (state and federal) and determine implications for the business and proper implementation of the requirements
  • Prepare thorough and effective legal writing/memos and analysis
  • Cultivate and maintain solid collaborative relationships with business clients, regulators, internal business partners, and legal/compliance/privacy/regulatory affairs colleagues
  • Provide ongoing education and training on best practices on legal and compliance matters to business clients
  • Participate in occasional business travel to meet with regulators, clients and business teams
  • As a member of the Optum Rx legal team, close collaboration with colleagues is expected, as well as a willingness and resilience to adapt to the changing legal support requirements of our growing and complex business



    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:


    • Juris Doctorate degree -
    • 5+ years of legal experience in health care or managed care regulatory practices -
    • Demonstrated experience building and maintaining rapport and collaboration with superiors and peers, and external company contacts, with demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to team effort


      Preferred Qualifcations:


      • Experience working with the pharmacy and pharmacy benefits management industries
      • Experience in Medicare and Medicaid programs within managed care
      • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, legal writing, and regulatory analysis
      • Growth and curiosity mindset
      • 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
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        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)

        Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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 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.

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