South Western Sydney Local Health District

Data Scientist (Health Mgr Lvl 3) - Perm FT

Job description

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week

Location: Liverpool Hopsital, Eastern Campus

Position Classification: Health Manager Level 3

Remuneration: $119,348 - $136,057 per annum

Requisition ID: REQ373328

Application Close Date: 05/02/2023

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About You

SWSLHD has a fantastic opportunity for two dynamic team members to join SWSLHD ICT Services as a Data Scientist.

We are looking for someone that has a passion for data and analytics, is a natural leader and has strong organisational skills and experience supporting cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.

About The Opportunity

This role is located within the Information, Communication, & Technology (ICT) Service within SWSLHD and will be responsible for taking a lead role in the expansion and optimisation of data flow and collection, as well as data analysis.

This position will involve a high level of stakeholder engagement to ensure effective resolution of issues related to data and analytics projects.

If you are looking for an exciting challenge and have a high level of analytical skills this role could be just what you are looking for!

What You'll Be Doing

The Data Scientist will be responsible for taking a lead role in the expansion and optimisation of data flow and collection, as well as data analysis. The position will coordinate the extract, transfer and load (ETL) of data from source system s and the modelling translation and preparation of data to facilitate the delivery of data and reporting products.

Where You'll Be Working

At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.

How To Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  • Relevant Information technology/ computer science tertiary qualifications, or equivalent industry qualifications, with emphasis on data administration and management of data movement, data warehousing, health informatics and information and communication systems.
  • Competency in a range of object-oriented programming, scripting and statistical software, preferably Python / R, and SAS / Stata, and previous experience working with large datasets.
  • Working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with Microsoft SQL server and Oracle.
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud technologies such as Azure and AWS, with hands-on experience in migrating data from on-premises solutions to the cloud.
  • Knowledge and experience working with reporting tools such as Power BI, Excel, Qlik and SharePoint, with the ability to design data structures that provide the most flexibility to using these reporting tools.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work independently with minimal guidance, including establishment of priorities, time management, and excellent attention to detail. Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse, troubleshoot, solve problems, establish priorities effectively and liaise with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues.
  • Current unrestricted Australian drivers licence (P2 Licence Acceptable) subject to obtaining NSW drivers licence within 3 months of appointment.

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For role related queries or questions contact Rebecca Haydon on 0499 848 262 or via email at

Interview Date Range: 08/02/2023 - 15/02/2023

Additional Information

Stepping Up – Close the Gap

Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process. If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on

Workplace Giving Program

South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

Salary Packaging

South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Transforming Your Experience

Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

SWSLHD is committed to driving a child safe culture that upholds children and young people’s rights. We strive to ensure children and young people feel safe, supported and included in their care. Existing staff of SWSLHD and those seeking employment are required to take the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people seriously while taking action to keep them safe from harm and abuse

To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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