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Data Scientist | Scripps Health

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Scripps Health is seeking a Data Scientist to support their growing Growth, Strategy and Quality core team as they analyze and answer the big questions around healthcare.


The Data Scientist performs advanced integrated comprehensive reporting, consultative, and analytical expertise to provide data and information to internal and external stakeholders. Provides strategies to drive continuous improvement and strategic change for stakeholders. Assists with developing methodologies, performing analysis, summarizing results and developing conclusions for project teams, leaders, and internal and external stakeholders.

Additional Job Duties Include:

  • Perform population assessments to identify opportunity in medical expenses and affordability

  • Assess disease burden within payor populations to determine appropriate clinical interventions

  • Co-design a wide range of MSSP analyses to support ACO strategy and organizational goals

  • Lead and serve as a thought leader in R&D efforts for value-based care arrangements & innovation

  • Spearhead new initiatives in population health intelligence

  • Lead internal teams for interdepartmental endeavors in population health insights, data design, and predictive modeling.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience with different healthcare data sources (medical claims, authorizations, pharmacy, provider, membership)

  • Experience with statistical modeling and interpretations of complex data

  • Experience in analyzing any of the following:

  • Medical expenses & utilization trends

  • RAF Scores

  • Comorbidities & disease burden

  • Healthcare quality measures

  • Excellent critical and analytical thinking, customer service skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in R, Python, or SAS programming

  • Intermediate knowledge of SQL, ETL, data modeling, and reporting technologies

  • Intermediate knowledge of Power BI or Tableau

  • Must have knowledge and skills necessary to explain complex concepts to team members and leadership

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in related field (Data Science, Quantitative, Clinical, or Engineering)

  • Experience in working with financial datasets (e.g., accounting, health plan claims, P&L)

  • Prior experience with Epic data structures and reporting environments

  • Expertise in leading analytics for value-based populations.

  • Experience in predictive modeling for clinical intelligence.

  • Experience in market intelligence and financial projections

Why it's great!

  • Remote work option (within 100 mile radius of La Jolla)!

  • Director is provides space for Data Scientists to chase their areas of interest and make a difference!

  • Superb culture and energy that is enlivening for all!