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Data Scientist - Urology - Kobashi lab at Houston Methodist

Data Scientist - Urology - Kobashi lab

Houston Methodist Houston, TX (On Site) Full-Time

At Houston Methodist, the Data Scientist position is responsible for addressing the best uses of data science and informatics development for providing a competitive advantage or addressing pressing clinical or business problems in Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) and Houston Methodist Academic Institute (HMAI) operations and care, as well as to communicate informed conclusions and recommendations across an organization's leadership structure. The data scientist will review clinical and research data so as to understand and report on the needs surrounding clinical, financial, operational, population health, social, behavior, and marketing data. Works closely with physicians, care givers, hospital staff, administrators, and other stakeholders to implement projects of clinical and business benefits.



Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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* Maintains client relationships as assigned and leads the delivery of innovative strategies and solutions. (EF)
* Presents project progress and results to key stakeholders. (EF)
* Partners in collaboration with leadership of the service lines/specialty areas to promote staff accountability and effective decision-making. (EF)


* Analyzes health care data using basic and advanced statistical methodologies; interprets results for investigators and prepares reports. (EF)
* Drives data analytical insight across the organization. (EF)
* Identifies data elements within the clinical/health/research databases for analytics and decision support. (EF)
* Maintains database results by setting and enforcing standards and controls. Makes revisions to data entry screens and data checks; reviewes and resolves data discrepencies. (EF)
* Translates finding into implementable informatic solutions with the clinicians, hospital and research administration or other key stakeholders. (EF)


* Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of data input into reports and decisions. (EF)
* Identifies and correct flaws in interpretation of results, inconsistency in presentation or inference. (EF)


* Uses department resources/equipment/supplies properly and efficiently. (EF)
* Manages the continuous improvement of clinical, research, and operational data and analytics. (EF)


* Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual process improvements. (EF)
* Assumes responsibility for self-growth and development by participating in in-service programs and continuing education. (EF)
* Consults with hospital and research staff regarding process improvement, delivery of best outcomes, decision supports, data insights, and recommendations. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.



o Master's Degree in Computer Science, Clinical Informatics, Public Health Administration, Business Administration, or Engineering or MD with experience in Computing, Informatics, and Statistics


o Four years of experience in data analytics and/or database management in a healthcare organization


o None


o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations

o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security

o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles

o Experience in clinical, research, and or healthcare administration

o Skilled in statistical, database, and algorithm modeling preferred

o Skilled with implementing and managing Health IT software, prototyping and applications

o Knowledge of process mapping and analytics

o Knowledge of clinical/health data integration in a health care IT environment

o Ability to perform exploratory data analysis

o Ability to communicate complicated, technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders


Work Attire Yes/No

Uniform No

Scrubs No

Business professional Yes

Other (dept approved) No

On-Call* No

* Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.


May require travel within No

Houston Metropolitan area

May require travel outside No

of Houston Metropolitan area

Travel specifications may vary by department.

Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________

Company Profile:

Houston Methodist Academic Institute was formed to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The Research Institute was created in 2004 to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 540,000-square-foot building dedicated to research and clinical trials, the Academic Institute houses over 2,110 credentialed researchers conducting 1,387 ongoing clinical protocols.

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