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Guidehouse Post-Acute Operations - Managing Consultant - Commercial Payer Provider Healthcare Practice in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


Guidehouse is seeking an experienced healthcare consulting professional with post-acute care consulting experience. The ideal candidate must have hands-on prior clinical and operations management experience in multiple post-acute settings including but not limited to home health care, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, or inpatient rehabilitation, as well as be familiar with transition of care issues. For this position, experience with home health care is highly preferred. Experience in developing post-acute network strategy and value based reimbursement models (e.g., bundling, ACOs) is also desired.

This Managing Consultant level role will:

• Manage larger client engagements and day to day relationships • Oversee and manage Senior Consultants, and Consultants • Serve in lead role at drafting client deliverables, including synthesizing the strategic, financial and operational implications of analyses • Assist where necessary with data acquisition, integration and analysis to support a wide range of payer and provider analytics including financial analysis, clinical, and operational benchmarking • Regularly present results and updates to clients


Required Qualificaitons:

• A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a clinical area such as therapy or nursing • Current licensure related to degree obtained • 5+ years of experience in post-acute clinical operations, transitions of care related work, and/or throughput experience in a provider setting, some of which is at the management level. • 5-10+ years of healthcare consulting firm experience and/or a combination of industry and consulting experience. • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills, and ability to independently produce documents or aptitude to develop this level of skill within a defined period of time. • Flexible, positive, clear interpersonal and communication skills with ability to facilitate the exchange of information within all levels of Guidehouse as well as a provider-based client organization. • Analytical skills related to independently interpreting, preparing, and analyzing budget and workload data, LOS information, comparisons with relevant federal and/or other performance based data. • Ability to develop and monitor relevant performance metrics at all levels. • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, relevant IT solutions and databases. • Knowledge of and ability to ensure and promote consistent, quality oriented, national leading practices in all clinical operations recommendations. • Capacity to adapt and lead others to understand and accept values, strategies, goals, and plans in response to changing business conditions. • Ability and willingness to do heavy (80%) work related travel

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: • Graduate degree. • Additional licensure, such as a Health Facility Administrator’s license. • Previous consulting experience. • Demonstrates understanding of post-acute care operations; able to perform operational assessments. • Demonstrates understanding of strategic positioning of post-acute programs and services, including implications of healthcare reform initiatives (e.g., payment reform). • Understands post-acute reimbursement methodology. • Ability to articulate an understanding of the continuum of care, including acute, post-acute, and community-based services. • Ability to assess and recommend best practices related to post-acute venues of care. • Experience in transitions of care work, addressing prevention of readmissions, and care coordination. • Track record of expense reduction assessments and/or implementations and/or improvements in capacity/throughput for care delivery settings. • Assessment of provider organizations facing capacity and throughput issues.

• Demonstrates understanding of discharge planning from the hospital setting to post-acute services, including pre-admission assessment processes. • Involvement in redesign of post-acute programs and services including organizational structure, job descriptions, development of teams, and policies and processes for performance. • Experience in redesigning post-acute clinical operations, including change management. • Experience in managing projects, ideally as a consultant. • Experience with and understanding of continuum care management.

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.

The salary range for this role is $105,000- $150,000, and may vary based on experience and location.


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