Data Scientist in Boston, MA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 6/30/2019

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Job Description

About The Position:

The Healthcare Reporting Analyst and Data Scientist will work closely with senior operations leadership to research critical business issues, focusing on improving healthcare efficiency and effectiveness. Work with large and complex data extracts, programming, and analytical modeling capabilities to solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, applying advanced analytical methods as needed. Provide outstanding data analytics that generate actionable insights and meaningful business improvement for business leaders.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Beacon data structures and metrics
  • Conduct end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering and requirements specification, processing, and analysis
  • Make business recommendations through effective presentations of findings to multiple levels of stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with business  leaders to draw insight and intelligence from various data sets
  • Identify and develop solutions to key strategic business problems using high-level modeling and statistical analyses techniques;
  • Utilize SQL to perform advanced-level data extraction, transformation and data management; fully document and manage library of source code and algorithms for future use;
  • Develop and test hypotheses in support of research and product offerings, and communicate findings in a clear, precise, and actionable manner to our clients;
  • Respond to operational data requests and create ad-hoc queries to support research projects;
  • Troubleshoot production-related issues and coordinate successful resolution;
  • Assist with the evaluation of data analytic vendors and tools;
  • Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA requirements as outlined in Beacon Health Options policies and procedures in all ways and at all times with respect to any aspect of the data handled or services rendered in the undertaking of the position;
  • Other tasks as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or similar discipline

Relevant Work Experience:

  • 3+ years manipulating and interpreting data in a health system or similar experience; knowledge in healthcare payer operations is highly valued
  • Proficiency with database, analytic, and visualization tools such as SQL Server, Power BI / Tableau, R, and Python
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated problem solving, analytical reasoning and decision-making skills;
  • Strong understanding and experience in researching and resolving data issues with a logical, instinctive, and problem-solving mentality working with large, complex and incomplete sources;
  • Business analytical skills (process flows, procedures, spreadsheets, modeling, etc.) and good understanding of design and architecture principles;
  • Exhibit strong project management skills, with an ability to work independently on multiple projects with competing priorities and a strong commitment to meeting goals and deadlines;
  • Understanding of database management tools
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to understand and interpret results based on advanced statistical techniques;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in IT and business environments; ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment;
  • Advanced knowledge of health care, health policy, pharmaceutical, medical device, and related issues;
  • Superior customer service in the form of first-rate work product and project management;
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and recommend solutions; ​

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Beacon Health Options is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer as well as a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Work Environment.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disabled