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Providence Senior Data Scientist in Renton, Washington


We are seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join our Operational Excellence team. We are an internal consulting group that is working to transform and modernize the Resource Engineering and Hospitality Group (REHG). We work with operational leaders and caregivers across our organization to improve systems, processes, and co-create a disciplined an innovative culture. We are committed to learning together, positively influencing our internal and external partners, improving our ability to solve problems, and striving to do our best work every day. We are skilled consultants, coaches, teachers, facilitators, designers of learning experiences and data geeks.

The Senior Data Scientist will provide strong analytical and leadership expertise for advanced strategic projects supporting the Providence system. This includes using creativity to solve data and analytical strategic and research problems. The Senior Data Scientist will create databases, conduct appropriate analyses and present data and information in an innovative format for interpretation by organizational leaders. The Senior Data Scientist oversees and is involved in investigative design, data collection, performs statistical analysis of data, interprets results, verifies data accuracy, and prepares final reports using computer graphics and word processing software.

The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes Providence mission, values, and philosophy. In all aspects, she/he serves as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.


This position reports to the Executive Director of Operational Excellence - REHG. This position interacts consistently with senior leadership across the Providence system to support strategic analytical projects. This role works collaboratively with other data scientists and senior analysts across the organization and provides mentoring to newer analysts. Other key relationships include business process improvement leaders and caregivers, external vendors, clinical leaders and staff, including physicians, and physician leaders.

In this position you will:

  • Use creativity to solve data and analytical problems for the organization.Visualize complex data into an easy-to-understand format for interpretation by leaders across the organization.

  • Create appropriate databases from multiple data sources including ERP system(s), electronic medical record, as well as survey, patient-entered data, hospital, and health plan data.

  • Creative ability to evaluate and assess available relevant data sources (both internal and publicly available data) to bring them together for the given study/project.

  • Communicate with diverse stakeholders across the organization. Communication and presentation to senior leadership across the organization. Tailor findings and outputs to different stakeholder groups.

  • Lead on all applicable project teams to assist in defining the necessary outcome data to collect and sources for collecting that data.

  • Extract data from several different sources, including ERP systems, vendor systems, electronic medical record, and others to assist in patient identification for application of study programs.

  • Lead in Applying project management methodologies, software, and other tools if appropriate, to support project organization and management.

  • Follow and implement solid research methodologies in study design, evaluation planning, and reproducibility of results.

  • Lead in study and quality project design in a collaborative relationship with investigators, clinicians, management, and staff.

  • Ensures data integrity and compliance with all Providence, State and Federal data security mandates.

  • Conduct research on existing literature in preparation for strategic and research projects this position undertakes.

  • Lead in preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and formal reports of data analyses.

  • When appropriate, serve as resource within PHS for applied statistics, database, and analytical projects.

  • Provide mentoring to less experienced analysts in their initial analytical projects and efforts.

  • Act as a consultant and promoter to business leaders on analytics to advance this work across the Providence system.

  • The position will be required to work with sometimes incomplete data and draw solid conclusions and predictions from this information to inform administrative, clinical, and process-improvement decision-making.

  • This position description is intended to describe the essential functions, general content, and qualifications of this position. It is not an exhaustive statement of all duties and responsibilities performed in this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Analytical sciences (statistics, finance, public health, epidemiology, hard/soft science) or equivalent educ/experience. PHd Preferred

  • 7 years experience in the following:

  • Data analysis, advanced statistical analysis or predictive analytics.

  • Relational databases, familiarity with non-relational data models, large datasets and unstructured data.

  • Strong experience with a statistical programming language such as R or SAS.

  • Strong experience with one or more automated reporting tools (ex. SSRS, Crystal Reports, QlikView, etc.)

  • Hands-on experience with data mining and predictive modeling.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience with Tableau, Power BI a big plus

  • Professional experience in the healthcare industry strongly preferred.

  • Statistical modeling experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience creating simulations and systems dynamic models (iSee software, etc.) a plus.

  • Familiarity with general programming languages such as Python, C or .Net suite.

  • Experience with machine learning.

  • Experience with parallel processing methods (Hadoop, etc.).

  • Experience collaborating with process improvement consultants and professionals.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Analytics/Business Intelligence

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 289362