Healthcare Data Scientist

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Location
New York City, NY
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Jun 02, 2017
Job ID
2488369
Healthcare Data Scientist

Do you have the analytic skills to find insight in a pile of healthcare data? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? This NYC Health Practice is seeking professionals from a variety of analytic and clinical backgrounds to join our vibrant staff. We offer challenging projects, world-class resources, expert colleagues, a collaborative environment, and diverse client projects. Work, learn, and grow with us.

NYC Health Practice consults to clients on disease processes, treatments, costs, healthcare reform, risk, and payer systems. Our clients span all sectors of the health industry. Our services include analyzing financial arrangements, innovative contracts, disease states, therapeutic value, benefit design, healthcare reform, and health systems. We have brought unparalleled actuarial, analytical, and operational expertise to these clients.

World’s premier actuarial consulting firm with over 3,000 employees and $800 million in revenue. We attribute our 60+ years of continuous growth to our environment where independent and talented individuals succeed as outstanding professionals. We have a collegial, rigorous, supportive and non-bureaucratic environment.

We seek energetic and imaginative professionals to join our client-oriented team. Successful candidates will have the potential to become project/client leaders and become recognized as expert senior consultants.

 

Primary roles

  • Hands on advanced data analytics and project management
  • Apply innovative techniques to large claims datasets to analyze a wide array of healthcare-related topics
  • Investigate discrepancies between medical concepts and their manifestation in claims datasets
  • Contribute to hypothesis development for quasi-experimental designs
  • Assist junior colleagues with the development of their programming and analytic skills
  • Role in client management that will increase over time

Qualifications:

  • Required:
    • At least five years of experience analyzing very large medical insurance claims with SAS and/or SQL
    • Understanding of medical coding systems (CPT, ICD-9, DRG, etc.)
    • New York City location; this job requires working with colleagues in our office
    • Limited travel—working at client site is rare
    • Knack for prioritizing and completing multiple projects and tasks
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Experience or knowledge of the healthcare industry and payer systems
  • Preferred:
    • Experience in insurance, finance, or outcomes research
    • Experience scrubbing large, non-standardized claims datasets
    • Experience with MarketScan and/or Medicare (or similar) databases
    • PharmD, RN, MD, MPH, MS, PhD, FSA, ASA or similar background 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Preferred

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Education

Required

Bachelors or better.

Preferred

Masters or better.

PhD or better.

Experience

Preferred

PharmD, RN, MD, MPH, MS, PhD, FSA, ASA or similar background

4 years: Experience using advanced excel functionality (VBA, macros), SAS, and/or SQL in a professional capacity

Understanding of medical coding systems (CPT, ICD-9, DRG, etc.) Experience or knowledge of the healthcare industry and payer systems

Experience with MarketScan and/or Medicare (or similar) databases

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

PharmD