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Nutrition Manager

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Full-time position in EL MIRAGE, AZ posted April 30, 2021.

Careers with OptumRx. We’re one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You’ll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There’s no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life’s best work.(sm)

The Regional Nutrition Manager (RNM) is responsible for promoting the parenteral nutrition (PN) program with acute infusion sales in a designated region and is charged with driving growth of PN referrals, starts of care, revenue and income.  The RNM serves as a PN SME to internal clinical staff and to the healthcare provider, consumer and payer communities.

If you currently reside in the state of New Mexico or Arizona, you’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

Sales/Sales Support

  • Works directly with Nutrition and Acute Sales leadership to develop overall PN sales strategy and plan implementation, according to established company and nutrition program goals.
  • Assists the sales team with the identification and development of new nutrition support business opportunities including compounding agreements and, healthcare systems/corporate account partnership.
  • Works with the sales team to implement sales and clinical programs to drive PN start and revenue growth in a defined region.
  • Participates in training plan development and new hire and ongoing training of the Acute Sales team, at the regional and national level.
  • Achieves or surpasses defined regional sales objectives for the PN business.
  • Tracks and analyzes PN referrals, starts of care, revenue and gross margin in each of the region’s branches on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis utilizing the Sales Reporting Tool.
  • Keeps abreast of the home PN industry and market: competition, innovations, PN demographics and trends, reporting to management.
  • Serves as an SME to healthcare providers, professional organizations and non-profit disease state groups, to develop relationship selling and PN growth. Uses corporate and branch resources to promote all lines of infusion business as appropriate.
  • Provides in-services and continuing educational (CE) programs to branch staff and external referral sources, serving as a nutrition support SME.
  • Assists Nutrition Program Director with development and implementation of new CE and training programs for internal and external clinicians.
  • Maintains knowledge base regarding reimbursement coverage and payer-specific profitability metrics. Assists with PN qualification for payer coverage, as needed.
  • Attends and participates in territory and national sales meetings.
  • Acts as consultant to the internal nutrition support team and external healthcare professionals for parenteral and enteral nutrition patient clinical management with appropriate documentation per company protocols and standards of care.

Professional

  • Utilizes electronic medical records and patient documentation accurately and in a timely manner, as required by UHG and Optum Infusion protocols and policies.
  • Represents self in a professional and ethical manner, complying with all applicable Company policies and procedures.
  • Takes responsibility for maintaining employment requirements:  completion of orientation, current nutritional knowledge, professional registration, licensure as appropriate, certifications and health requirements as specified by internal and external regulatory bodies.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as ASPEN, NHIA and Oley Foundation.
  • Attends regional and national conferences as required.
  • Adheres to all UHG Policies, Procedures, and Standards of Conduct as referenced in company employee intranet.
  • Completes mandatory annual in-services required by the Company.
  • Reports any known or suspected violations of policies and procedures, regulations or standards of conduct as per Company policies.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

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 and/or master’s degree in nutrition or dietetics
  • Must be a registered dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) licensed by the state, as appropriate. 
  • At least 5+ years of clinical nutritional support experience.  
  • Must reside in one of the designated states of New Mexico, Arizona or California  
  • Ability to travel at least 50% throughout designated region and attend regional/national meetings
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas, In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous home infusion experience in clinical and/or sales setting
  • Certification in Nutrition Support by ASPEN (Certified Nutrition Support Clinician-CNSC). 
  • Active professional affiliations.  

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business. The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.  

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

You can learn more about all we are doing to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities: 

 

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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