Sr Data Scientist - Clinical

Location: New York, NY

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Hello! Thank you for considering Healthfirst for your next career opportunity.

Who we are:

Healthfirst was founded by a collection of major healthcare systems in the New York area to emphasize high quality of care, and better patient outcomes. We have grown into New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer that covers over 1.7 million members in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Sullivan, Orange, and Rockland counties. Healthfirst accomplishes this all while collaborating with our hospital sponsors, provider partners, and provider delivery system via our value-based model.

More about the team, and the role:

The Sr Data Scientist - Clinical is responsible for working with business partners to understand complex business problems, design solutions to improve clinical business processes and programs, and work to measure outcomes. The Sr Data Scientist - Clinical will work closely with subject matter experts to identify relevant data sources and key outcomes for tracking and measuring. They will summarize and share data in a format that is consumable and actionable by business partners. A wide variety of data sources will be used and combined including demographics, provider information, and medical and pharmacy claims. This position requires strong analytical skills and experience in analytic methods including exploratory data analysis, data visualization, decision trees, times series analysis, and evaluation techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently performs exploratory data analysis, develops business requirements and functional system design to solve complex business problems

  • Investigates, recommends, and initiates use of new data sources to improve existing business processes

  • Works with multiple teams including business, IT, and data science partners to support data collection, integration, and retention requirements based on business needs and future execution

  • Collaborates with business subject matter experts to select relevant sources of information

  • Develops expertise with Healthfirst datasets, data repositories, and data movement processes

  • Assists on projects/requests and may lead specific tasks within the project scope

  • Communications: Organized and clear verbal/written communication with business partners. Ability to clearly describe current project work. No surprises!

  • Client Delivery: Ability to meet project deadlines with minimal supervision. Detail oriented. Committed to high quality. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Organized, creative, and detail-oriented. Excellent time management and prioritization skills. Able to handle multiple priorities at one time. Ability to research ideas and solutions

  • Self-starter with excellent teaming abilities. Contributes individually as well as alongside a team. Proactively help others which may be above and beyond your own role/tasks. Help to make your team and others successful

  • Self-motivated to continuously learn

  • Produce high quality work on time with a strong impact on high client satisfaction. Support development of client proposals when requested

  • Works with multiple teams to support data collection, integration, and retention requirements based on business needs

  • Collaborates with business subject matter experts to select relevant sources of information

  • Develops expertise with Healthfirst datasets, data repositories, and data movement processes

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent work experience

  • Advanced knowledge of SQL, familiarity with R or Python

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau

  • Experience with Microsoft office suite including Excel and Powerpoint

  • Demonstrated ability to remain organized, self-motivated and able to meet project deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Empathetic listener, effective in interpersonal communications

  • Rigorous attention to detail, demonstrated ability to write clear, concise communications and documentation demonstrating proper grammar, correct spelling and punctuation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to work in a matrix-management environment

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Expert level knowledge of SQL

  • Advanced knowledge of R or Python

  • Healthcare experience

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disability Act or a similar law and want a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to or calling 212-519-1798 . In your email please include a description of the accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a position within Healthfirst Management Services will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with Healthfirst Management Services.

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