Ascension Health Data Scientist - Health Outcomes in Nashville, Tennessee

We Are Hiring

Title:Data Scientist- Health Outcomes

City, State: Nashville, TN, Milwaukee, WI, Austin, TX, St Louis, MO or remote

Location: TNNAS HDQTR 523 Mainstream Dr

Department: Decision Support 001

Additional Job Details:FT, Days

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Ascension Care Management (ACM) creates customized healthcare solutions for health systems, payers and employers that stabilize costs, improve outcomes and enhance the experience for both providers and individuals. Our range of services strive to create a seamless healthcare experience for providers, payers and healthcare leaders by improving access to and removing complexity from the delivery of healthcare.ACM serves 1.3 million patients across the nation and manages more than 20,000 providers through our clinically integrated networks of providers. ACM helps our customers eliminate stress and uncertainty, allowing them to confidently provide quality, value-based services and solutions. Beyond traditional population health management solutions, ACM offers additional expertise in claims management, care coordination, risk management and safety strategies that allow healthcare leaders to avoid challenges and capitalize on healthcare opportunities.

What You Will Do

The Data Scientist – SQL Developer – Health Outcomes is a critical member of the ACM Actuary & Analytics, Clinical Outcomes Analytics team. The Scientist/Developer will perform and support the collection, organization, and statistical outcomes analysis of ACM’s care management services, as well as other clinical services/programs as assigned.

You will:

  • Analyzes Data – Integrates data from multiple sources and supports/performs complex statistical data analysis including but not limited to multivariate statistical analyses, multilevel modeling, dyadic analysis and/or coarsened exact matching analysis.

  • Designs – Supports retrospective outcomes research and analysis by designing and monitoring quasi-experimental and other study designs.

  • Obtains Data – aggregates and manages data through all aspect of the cycle; analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery. Leverages various forms of data from clinical EMRs and fully adjudicated medical claims data using SQL/Hadoop/Hive/Tableau/SAS/R/Python or other applications as applicable.

  • Supports Operations - Ensures the consistent implementation of data generation and collection by all ACM staff as assigned.

  • Collaborates – Works with partner organizations in the development, testing and implementation of data marts/views facilitating more efficient and timely measurement.

  • Visualizes Data – Creates publication-quality graphical and narrative representations of outcomes analysis performed.

  • Presents data to drive business decisions – Delivers data products in a timely manner using effective report and/or presentation formats intended to convey clinical performance of the ACM organization for product development and improvement.

What You Will Need


  • Bachelor's Level Degree.

Work Experience:

  • One year of experience preferred in database ETL operations and/or statistical computer programming.

  • EHR Applications preferred.

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