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Guidehouse Associate Director - Healthcare Utilization Management RN Consultant in Helena, Montana


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


The Healthcare Clinical Solutions team is seeking a RN with leadership experience in Utilization Management (UM) with payers, and/or delegated entities. Additional provider experience in the ambulatory environment is desired. Ideally has other expertise including Quality, Care Management, and Chronic Condition Management. Other experience is behavioral health or post-acute desired but not required. Consulting experience desired.

Job Description:

RN leader with UM experience with payers and/or delegated settings. At least 5 years of experience. Consulting experience preferred but not required. Quality, Care management, Chronic condition experience, particularly in the ambulatory environment is desired. Other experience in behavioral health, post-acute, or care transformation desired. Ideally has experience across payers and providers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Active RN license

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Nursing Program

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in UM and CM with payers, providers, and delegated entities

  • A minimum of two years of management experience

  • NCQA accreditation experience

  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills and ability to independently produce documents

  • Experience with data analysis to drive change in medical management programming

  • Strong experience in building strategic relationships with payers and community

  • Strong clinical background is required

  • Knowledge of specific regulatory and managed care requirements

  • Ability and willingness to travel full time

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to assess, design, and implement Utilization Management, Quality Management, Care Management, and Chronic Condition Management with payers and providers.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of evolving reimbursement models, including commercial payers, Medicaid and Medicare.

  • Understands qualitative and quantitative information to build client capabilities and appropriately determine priority areas of opportunity; able to interpret data effectively.

  • Identifies, develops and evaluates opportunities for growth and development to drive total cost of care

  • Understands NCQA standards, regulatory and compliance requirements related to Utilization Management, Population Health and Quality.

  • Collaborates with internal and external entities to improve process standards to reduce medical costs across the service delivery system (hospital, provider and post-acute settings).

  • Assures alignment between medical management programs, regulatory, compliance and accrediting bodies.

  • Ability to effect measurable outcomes relative to clinical program development and identification of appropriate care

  • Serve as a subject matter expert to client and project team, assuming responsibility to develop knowledge of team

  • Works effectively on a multidisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrates the ability to lead and manage projects.

  • Graduate degree from an accredited Nursing Program.

  • Other clinical areas of expertise such as behavioral health, post-acute, and clinical transformation.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidate virtually from EST, CST, PST time zone as well as AZ, UT.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program