Eastern Health

Senior Data Scientist

Job description

Box Hill location

Ongoing role

Data science within the health sector

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Data Scientist to join the analytics team at Eastern Health. This role is key to developing this organisational service from the ground up through the delivery of a pipeline of data science projects. This is a great time to join the growing team as the organisation embarks on its journey to significantly uplift its data and analytics capability.

The role will:
  • Lead the implementation of data science across Eastern Health and nurture organisational adoption
  • Translate business needs into analytics requirements and a roadmap of specific data science projects that deliver tangible value for the organisation
  • Operationalise predictive models by working with the business to implement outputs into decision-making processes
  • Work with the data engineer to create data pipelines from both internal and external data and lead the development of the data warehouse
  • Lead a small team with responsibility for team outputs, learning, development and succession planning
About you

To be successful in this role you will possess:
Excellent coding knowledge and experience in several languages, for instance R/Python

Proven ability to build predictive models that are adopted by the organisation

Outstanding problem solving skills including the ability to work with ambiguity

Successful management of a small team or unit

Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science or a related quantitative field

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role. An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here !

Diverse and engaging career opportunities

Friendly & supportive team

Flexible working hours

Salary packaging options

Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:
All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values: Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Contact Person

Contact Number
(04) 2318 9631

Closing Date

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