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Sr Software Engineer-Clinical Decision Support Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 27, 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. This role will develop clinical decision support (CDS) content using national standards such as Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)-on-FHIR (). This CDS content powers applications to help clinicians order the most effective and appropriate medications and therapies at the point of care and to identify patients who may benefit from outreach to optimize their medical care. This role will translate semi-structured logic (e.g., decision tables, decision trees, and value sets) into structured code using Clinical Quality Language (CQL), FHIR, and FSH (FHIR shorthand). While it is not necessary that the candidate have experience with CPG-on-FHIR, experience in commercial software development is required. It is expected that with 4-6 months of training, the person in this role will attain the expertise to develop, test, and deploy CPG-on-FHIR CDS content independently. You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary responsibilities:

  • In the first six months, independently author and deploy CDS artifacts using CQL and FHIR, following the CPG-on-FHIR standard
  • Engage with stakeholders, including practicing clinicians, to identify and rectify ambiguities in semi-structured logic
  • Advise on enhancements to make in the tools and processes used in developing CDS artifacts, to improve efficiency and to ensure compliance with quality management processes 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:
    • 3+ years of experience in commercial software development and implementation, including software development tools such as GitHub and Agile methodologies
    • Proficiency with a structured programming language (e.g., Java, Python, or JavaScript)
    • Proficiency with data representation using JSON or XML Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience in developing software for healthcare applications
      • Experience using clinical data from electronic health records or claims databases
      • Experience using FHIR resources
      • Experience using standard medical terminologies such as ICD-10-CM, SNOMED CT, LOINC, and RxNorm
      • Experience in authoring clinical decision support
      • Experience in semantic web technologies (e.g., RDF, JSON-LD) UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow. Already Fortune 5, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good. Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed. Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams. 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 $85,000 to $167,300. 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, Temecula , Sr Software Engineer-Clinical Decision Support Remote, Healthcare , San Diego, California

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