Data Scientist, Data, Analytics, Evaluation and Reporting (DARE)

Provincial Health Services Authority

Data Scientist, Data, Analytics, Evaluation and Reporting (DARE) PHSA Corporate Vancouver BC In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA. As such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Reporting to a Director, Data Analytics Reporting and Evaluation (DARE), the Data Scientist develops, operationalizes and improves analytical models to support and inform operational, tactical and strategic decision making at PHSA. The Data Scientist is adept at using large data sets to build Operations Research models to find opportunities for service delivery and process optimization, as well as to test the effectiveness of different courses of action.

Employs a variety of modeling and data analysis techniques, and utilizes knowledge of the operations and care delivery to build realistic models. The Data Scientist drives business results with evidence-based insights and works with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The Data Scientist discovers solutions hidden in large data sets and works with stakeholders to improve business processes and outcomes. What you’ll do Works as a senior data scientist and strategist in DARE to develop improvements to operational workflows and support decision making by researching, developing, and evaluating models and algorithms that leverages tools such as process modeling, operations research, simulation, and optimization and applied machine learning.

Works closely with clinical and operational leadership across PHSA and other health authorities to strategize, develop, and implement analytical products. Uses advanced Operations Research and Machine Learning models to identify patterns, trends, and opportunities that can make predictions or reduce workload and increase system efficiency to make a significant impact across various domains within PHSA. Leads the process of implementation of models into a useful product by collaborating with developers and other stakeholders Communicates analytic solutions with leadership and apprises leadership of the product status throughout the various stages of the product lifecycle. What you bring Qualifications A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a PhD degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or another quantitative field with 5-7 years of experience in related areas.

Experience in health care sector would be an asset. Advanced skills in design of Operations Research models and the analysis of quantitative data for the purpose of creating actionable insights and measureable impact. Thorough knowledge of the principles, processes, procedures and methods involved in data analysis, optimization and discrete event simulation methods, and machine learning. Demonstrated expertise in planning, organizing and coordinating modeling projects, and ability translating complex technical concepts to other stockholders to inform their decision making.

Demonstrated proficiency with using advanced machine learning methods, optimization and simulation software packages (e. g. , CPLEX, GAMS, Arena, Simio, etc. ), and manipulation of large datasets.

Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques including but not limited to: regression methods, mathematical modeling, system dynamics, analysis of variance, text mining, simulation, scenario analysis, clustering analysis, decision trees, and neural networks. Experience with programing, querying databases, and using statistical computer languages: Python, SQL, R, SAS and others. Experience visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders using: R, ggplot, Tableau, PowerBI, Matplotlib. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability and passion to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. Skills & Knowledge Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019). As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc. ).

What we bring Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home. Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.

Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including 2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles. Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources. Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement. PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).

Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more. Job Type: Regular Full-Time Salary Range: $96,429 – $138,617/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 3rd floor 1867 W Broadway, Vancouver BC V6J 1Y5 Closing date: Until Filled Hours of Work: 08:00-16:00 Monday-Friday Requisition : 126625E As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021. What we do The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.

phsa. ca/programs-and-services PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us.

The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.


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