Data Scientist – Social Impact (FT)

Location: USA-

Req #: 0000049004

Category: Professional / Management

Status: Full-Time

Shift: Day

Walmart SDOH Grant,
95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052

Job Summary:
RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) seeks an experienced and innovative Data Scientist to join our team. In an effort to meet its mission of creating healthier communities, RWJBH seeks to effectively and efficiently bridge the health care and social services sector. To this end, the ideal candidate will be intricately involved in working across departments to analyze the multiple datasets, internal and external to the RWJBH System, that address the socioeconomic, behavioral, clinical, and environmental factors that affect health outcomes. This role offers the ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial thinker to re-engineer and transform siloed systems in an effort to improve the lives of our current and future patients, increase efficiency for our personnel, and create healthier communities.

The person in this role will work remotely.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders throughout the RWJBH to identify opportunities to leverage company data to drive integrated care, process improvements, and business solutions
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of clinical and social data sources and work with internal stakeholders to develop processes necessary to secure individual-level data from partner entities
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms, in an effort to match relevant data sources to streamline existing processes, as well as successfully integrate clinical and social datasets
  • Create predictive and prescriptive modeling to increase and optimize the experience of patients and healthcare personnel, as well as generate the insight required to support changing healthcare financing models and revenue streams
  • Coordinate across departments to implement models and monitor outcomes
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy
  • Develop standard reporting mechanisms for multiple audiences

Job Requirements:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in Machine Learning, Statistics, Computer Science, or associated field; multi-sector experience a plus
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience manipulating data sets and building statistical models
  • A commitment to the mission of RWJBH and dedication to improve health outcomes, promote health equity and eliminate health disparities
  • Superior written and verbal skills with the ability to translate complex data and concepts into user-friendly information that is relevant across disciplines for diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze large, diverse datasets and offer thoughtful insight, problem solving, and critical thinking needed to transform processes and outcomes
  • Experience leading a project from conception to release. Demonstrated ability to help track projects and ensure deliverables/scope are clearly communicated and managed
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques, as well as share their relevance and applicability to key stakeholders
  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc
  • Experience querying databases and using statistical computer languages: R, Python, SLQ, etc
  • Experience using web services: Redshift, S3, Spark, DigitalOcean, etc
  • Experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, etc.
  • Experience analyzing data from 3rd party providers, including but not limited to government agencies, Google Analytics, Site Catalyst, Coremetrics, Adwords, Crimson Hexagon, Facebook Insights, etc
  • Experience with distributed data/computing tools: Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, MySQL, etc
  • Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using: Periscope, Business Objects, D3, ggplot, etc

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Additional Information:
We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • 401 (k)
  • Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey and the state s second largest private employer with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital).

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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