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Data Scientist

Facility: CHS Services Inc Location: Melville, NY Department: Enterprise Reporting Category: IT Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm ReqNum: 6027006

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Data Scientist will
be responsible for the creation of advanced static models, dynamic models and
algorithms, through data science, numerical methods and statistics.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform
    Data discovery, profiling and analysis of real-time and historical clinical
    healthcare data
  • Drive
    Data management, classification and taxonomy development
  • Hypothesis
    development and testing
  • Data
    model and algorithm development and training
  • Collaborate
    with the multi-disciplined business analysts, technical analysts, data scientists
    and software engineers
  • Creation
    of support tools, documentation and designs of algorithms for
    implementation in healthcare big data ecosystem
  • Works
    collaboratively to design, implement and maintain data science models and
    applications.
  • Establish
    programs to apply data science methodologies, including predictive
    modeling and machine learning, data analytics and visualization, and
    usability and design, to departmental, service line, and enterprise
    applications and functions.
  • Synthesizes
    complex data-related problems into actionable business and/or clinical
    strategy, and communicate findings to appropriate end-users and
    stakeholders.
  • Assists
    with the development of specifications to support the design of new or
    modified data science projects, with a focus on data-driven optimization,
    enhancement, and development.
  • Assists
    in the evaluation of projects, systems, and initiatives at the department,
    service line, and enterprise level. Ensures projects and their outputs
    enhance clinical quality, patient safety, and institutional efficiency,
    focusing on all aspects of data science, including data gathering and
    wrangling, exploratory data analysis, data modeling and machine learning,
    and model implementation and evaluation. Ensures high quality execution of
    all proposed projects.
  • Knowledgeable
    in present and planned data science projects and maintains voice of the
    customer in all project initiatives.
  • Serves
    as the link between the clinical staff (customer) requirements and IS
    capabilities.
  • Assists in ensuring that systems are
    implemented to support Health System initiatives and goals to improve the
    quality of patient care, to maximize patient safety, and to provide
    operational efficiencies

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics
    or related field

Experience:

  • Experience
    with predictive modeling in healthcare, is preferred
  • Experience
    with healthcare data, including HL7, EMR and claims data, is preferred
  • Experience
    with natural language processing, is preferred
  • Experience
    with using languages like R, Scala and Java, is preferred
  • Understanding
    of Hadoop environment, is preferred
  • Experience
    with big data cluster computing tools like Spark, is highly-desirable
  • Experience
    with machine learning (supervised and unsupervised), is preferred
  • Experience
    with statistical analysis, is essential
  • Experience
    with hypothesis testing, is essential

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Proficient
    with statistical software packages (R, Python, MATLAB, SAS or related
    programs)
  • Highly
    proficient with Excel, Microsoft Office and using data visualization tools
    (e.g., Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI) to present data in clear, concise formats
  • Solid
    creative thinking, learning agility, decision making, problem solving,
    reasoning, and visualization skills and abilities.
  • Interest in
    becoming a content expert in healthcare reporting databases and
    warehouses.
  • Communicate
    effectively with excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Collaborating
    with developers for customized development.
  • Able to
    manage multiple tasks, often with competing deadlines.
  • Possess the
    ability to contribute to an environment that motivates individuals to work
    collaboratively as a team

Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential physical demands.

Expectation
for All Employees:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and conduct
    himself/herself in conformity with the CHS Compliance Assurance Program and
    Standards of Conduct. Employee shall
    receive a copy of the CHS Compliance Program Handbook and be aware of the CHS
    Helpline. Employee will perform all work
    activities according to the highest ethical and legal standards.
  • Conduct himself/herself in conformity with
    the HIPAA Compliance Program and applicable institutional policies and
    procedures for patient privacy.
  • Play an active role in the CHS Information
    Security Awareness Program by following and supporting all CHS information
    security policies and procedures to the best of their ability. This will include reporting any suspected
    fraud, abuse, or violation of policy to the appropriate management or reporting
    mechanism.
  • Support the organizations mission, vision,
    and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence,
    collaboration, innovation, respect personalization, commitment to our
    community, and accountability and ownership.

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