Job Description

Job ID
Administration Fournace Place
Hiring Range:
Annual Minimum to Midpoint:
Full/Part Time

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

Job Summary
Harris Health System seeks an experienced leader in data science solutions to join its department of Population Health Transformation, which has oversight of the system's transformative model of care encompassing the continuum of care coordination, social determinants of health, value-based financing strategies, community collaboration and outreach, and research and analytics.  This experienced data scientist is responsible for curating the data foundation for Harris Health's population health management strategy, including embedding analytic capabilities for stratifying patient populations by risk, targeting interventions, supporting redesign of services, and measuring and monitoring results.  The Director of Data Science, reporting to the Chief Data Scientist, is experienced working in a matrix organization to advance cross-departmental initiatives and in fostering strong partnerships.  Working at the fourth largest safety-net health care system in the nation, the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to the people and communities we serve.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters in Healthcare data science/informatics, statistics/actuarial sciences, quantitative methods, computer science, healthcare administration, public health, or related field

Work Experience:
6 Years of experience providing strategic direction for healthcare data platforms in coordination with organizational and departmental leadership; Experience vetting and implementing analytic solutions that are responsive to stakeholder needs and training staff in technical skills .                   

Management Experience:
4 Years of experience managing complex initiatives requiring a range of project and staff management skills, including ability to formulate strategies, advance organizational priorities, and delegate effectively to multiple team members;Supervisory experience, including demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and share knowledge with direct reports and other staff, as appropriate.      

Communication Skills:
Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing/ Reports

Job Attributes:
Analytical, Design, Statistical, Other; Implementation methodology knowledge and skills

Other Requirements:
Expertise regarding key trends in population health metrics for healthcare delivery and managed care systems; Excellent analytic and communication skills, including the ability to tailor communication for various audiences and to facilitate understanding of complex or technical concepts; Diligence, attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to high-quality work.

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System's benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System's benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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