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Senior Health Data Scientist

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY The Health Data Scientist is responsible for developing and implementing data-driven solutions focused on the use of operations research, computer simulation, and predictive modeling to optimize clinical delivery, leading to better-informed decision-making impacting risk stratification, resource allocation, and ultimately improve patient safety, quality of care, access to health services and reduce cost and variation in care delivery. The candidate will work collaboratively with other team members, as well as operational, clinical and research collaborators. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES * Lead and provide quantitative support to multi-faceted projects across Connecticut Children's, at the unit, departmental, and system levels. * Ability to recognize the technical needs of stakeholders and provide consistent and high quality results. * Design and execute research and systems engineering projects utilizing a broad range of engineering and analytic skills including data wrangling, machine learning, queuing theory, statistics, computer simulation, and mathematical optimization. * Present analytical techniques, key findings, solutions, and deliverables to Quality and Patient Safety leadership and hospital leadership. * Contribute to the advancement and dissemination of research and project work both scientifically and clinically. * Support the development, implementation, ongoing management, tracking and reporting of a variety of project activities. * Produce reports, presentations, publications, and/or white papers pertaining to ongoing and completed projects. * Assume a lead role or a support role in various projects as needed. * Support development of research grant proposals. * Identify opportunity for growth among team members in the area of data analytics. * Provide education on data analytics and methodologies to ensure health system growing awareness of advance analytic methods applicable to priority projects. * Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with Connecticut Children's standards. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED * Experience applying advanced analytic methods for data analysis including statistical hypothesis testing, predictive modeling, mathematical optimization, discrete-event simulation and agent-based simulation. * Experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) analytics preferred. * Experience of (social) network analysis preferred. * Ability to perform complex data wrangling tasks using SQL, SAS, R, and/or Python. * Ability to interpret complex healthcare data and aggregate, reorganize, and pivot data to find new and meaningful insights. * Experience applying computer simulation and queuing theory techniques to model complex systems using standard simulation software (Arena, Simio, AnyLogic, etc.). * Experience formulating and solving linear and mixed-integer optimization problems using standard mathematical programming solvers (CPLEX, Gurobi, etc.). * Strong skills in communication of analytic methods and results including data visualization (Tableau, Qlik Sense, etc.). * Knowledge of best practices in software engineering/programming for reproducibility. * Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. * Effective skills in oral and written communication. * Effective skills in interpersonal relations. * A drive to learn new technologies and analytic techniques * Ability to remain flexible to meet the overall goals of the department. * Ability to work within deadlines and manage competing priorities. Work Environment: * Fast paced * Changing priorities * Manage multiple time-sensitive project simultaneously Physical Requirements: Amount of Time (Choose which ones do apply) Occasional 25-50% day Frequent 50-75% day Constant > 75% day Stand --' --- --- --- Walk --' --- --- --- Sit --- --- --- --' Manual Dexterity/Repetitive use of hands, wrists, arms, elbows --- --- --- --' Forward reach w/hands and/or arms --- --' --- --- Climb or balance --' --- --- --- Stoop, kneel, crouch --' --- --- --- Overhead/above shoulder reaching --' --- --- --- PUSH/PULL Not Applicable 50 - 100 lbs. (push/pull only) Not Applicable More than 100 lbs.* (push/pull on wheels only) *indicate weight range Not Applicable lb Other Comment(s)* Choose Applicable Lifting Demands LIFT Floor-Waist Waist-Shoulder Above Shoulder Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 15 - 25 lbs. Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 25 - 40 lbs. Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable 50 lbs. Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable * MS required (PhD preferred) in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Data Science, Computer Science, Business Analytics, or related quantitative discipline. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , Senior Health Data Scientist, Healthcare , Hartford, Connecticut

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