Job description

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.

We are searching for a Data Scientist to join our Insights Lab Team based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through the group health benefit plan
  • RRSP program (with employer matching)
  • Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to thousands of vendors offering perks and discounts through our WorkPerks program
  • Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
  • Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About The Opportunity

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret large datasets to derive meaningful insights.
  • Develop predictive models to forecast patient outcomes and optimize resource allocation.
  • Design and implement data experiments to test hypotheses and validate models.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest data science techniques and tools.
  • Work closely with clinical staff, administrators, and BIA to understand data needs and deliver actionable insights.
  • Present findings and recommendations to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
  • Ensure data integrity, accuracy, and security in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Develop and maintain databases and data collection systems
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and operational efficiency through data analysis
  • Implement machine learning algorithms to enhance decision making processes

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, you bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in data science or a related role.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, and SQL.
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau, Power BI, or similar.
  • Knowledge of machine learning techniques and frameworks.
  • Experience working with data from wearable devices and Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems is an asset.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms
  • A passion for the healthcare sector and/or ensuring seniors have access to quality accommodations, services and care.

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For 35 years, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, and a home care division of team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization. Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

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