Director of Data Science

Full time

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Job Description

We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”

The Director - Data Science works with a team of senior leadership, advanced professional data scientists, engineers, and application developers in aiding in the generation, extraction, and compilation of data to perform creative, high-quality, state-of-the-art analyses and evaluations that produce insights, support decision-making, and leading others to drive impact within a leading and transforming healthcare organization. This position directs the application of tools and resources driving an artificial intelligence platform in support of Mercy’s vision to deliver personalized, predictive, and proactive care. The Director will help define and implement best practices and leverage their prior engineering, data science, and machine learning experience to guide and mentor their team members. The Director will lead and oversee the effective documentation, development, and communication of project plans and analytic findings with a variety of technical/non-technical stakeholders.


Experience: Have at least 7 years of leadership experience in a similar role in academia or industry or Ph.D. + 2 years in a similar role in academia or industry Required Education: Graduate degree in Public Health, Health Care Research, Epidemiology, Statistics, Data Science, Health Policy, Economic, Finance, Simulation/Simulation-Based Optimization, or related field. Other:

  • Strong leadership skills, culture shaper, talent builder, influencer and collaborator that must effectively engage senior leadership and the broad organization to execute towards common goals.- Experience directing or managing small to medium projects
  • Have a strong knowledge of electronic medical record data, clinical data, claims data, or financial data.
  • Advanced python and related programming skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new analytic tools and packages- Broad knowledge of machine learning and statistics, with the ability to deep dive as well as converse at high technical level with architects and senior scientists
  • Ability to develop and deploy healthcare-relevant predictive and prescriptive models.
  • Experience with Cloud-based data and AI solutions, especially in implementation and operationalization of Machine Learning based solutions.
  • Hands-on experience with a broad range of deep learning tools (e.g., TensorFlow, Spark, Theano, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, Keras, Caffe, Nvidia Digits) and collaboration environments (e.g., Jupyter notebooks, PyCharm, gitlab, github)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills- Flexible, dynamic personality who works well in a team environment and is also able to lead individual contributors
  • Strong organizational skills, an orientation toward detail, and collaboration oriented.
  • Present complex data (qualitative and quantitative) in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to both technical and non-technical audiences to inspire action

We Offer Great Benefits:

Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 32 hours or more per pay period!

We’re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We’re expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.


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