Healthcare Data Scientist

University of Maryland Medical System

What You Will Do:

General Summary

The Healthcare Data Scientist position will join our Advanced Analytics group at the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) in support of its strategic priority to become a data-driven and outcomes-oriented organization. The successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience with Machine Learning, Predictive Modeling, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Optimization, Algorithm Development and a passion for working with healthcare data. Previous experience with various computational approaches along with an ability to demonstrate a portfolio of relevant prior projects is essential. This position will report to the UMMS Vice President for Enterprise Data and Analytics (ED&A).
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Develops predictive and prescriptive analytic models in support of the organization’s clinical, operations and business initiatives and priorities.
  • Deploys solutions so that they provide actionable insights to the organization and are embedded or integrated with application systems
  • Supports and drives analytic efforts designed around organization’s strategic priorities and clinical/business problems
  • Works in a team to drive disruptive innovation, which may translate into improved quality of care, clinical outcomes, reduced costs, temporal efficiencies and process improvements.
  • Builds and extends our analytics portfolio supported by robust documentation
  • Works with autonomy to find solutions to complex problems using open source tools and in-house development
  • Stays abreast of state-of-the-art literature in the fields of operations research, statistical modeling, statistical process control and mathematical optimization
  • Creates, communicates, and manages the project plans and other required project documentation and provides updates to leadership as necessary
  • Develops and maintains relationships with business, IT and clinical leaders and stakeholders across the enterprise to facilitate collaboration and effective communication
  • Works with the analytics team and clinical/business stakeholders to develop pilots so that they may be tested and validated in pilot settings
  • Performs analysis to evaluate primary and secondary objectives from such pilots
  • Assists leadership with strategies for scaling successful projects across the organization and enhances the analytics applications based on feedback from end-users and clinical/business consumers
  • Assists leadership with dissemination of success stories (and failures) in an effort to increase analytics literacy and adoption across the organization.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s or higher degree (may be substituted by relevant work experience) in applied mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, statistics or a related field
  • 3+ years of Mathematical Optimization, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics and Algorithm Development experience (experience with tools such as WEKA, RapidMiner, R. Python or other open source tools strongly desired)
  • Strong development skills in two or more of the following: C/C++, C#, Python, Java
  • Combining analytic methods with advanced data visualizations
  • Expert ability to breakdown and clearly define problems
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven communications skills – Effective at working independently and in collaboration with other staff members. Capable of clearly presenting findings orally, in writing, or through graphics.
  • Proven analytical skills – Able to compare, contrast, and validate work with keen attention to detail. Skilled in working with “real world” data including scrubbing, transformation, and imputation.
  • Proven problem solving skills – Able to plan work, set clear direction, and coordinate own tasks in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment. Expert at triaging issues, identifying data anomalies, and debugging software.
  • Design and prototype new application functionality for our products.
  • Change oriented – actively generates process improvements; supports and drives change, and confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways
  • Effective communicator and change agent
  • Ability to prioritize the tasks of the project timeline to achieve the desired results
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Ability to cooperatively and effectively work with people from various organization levels

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