First listed on: 26 February 2024

 Senior Data Scientist


Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to June 2027 with potential availability of ongoing employment
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 4
Remuneration: $137,173.00 - $163,431.00 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ470471
Location: Newcastle or Sydney
Application close: 13 March 2024 - 11:59pm

Please note:

  • Applications are being reviewed as they are received, therefore please ensure you submit the completed version when finalising your application. Applications will not be accepted after the close date. 
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive an interview initiation as applications are completed ad reviewed.
  • Successful candidates will commence on 20 May 2024, followed by Epic training and orientation.
  • To expedite our recruitment process, we rely on your responsiveness and prompt action. If you are successful in progressing through the process, please address all requests within specified timeframes and continue to monitor your email for updates. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated at this time. 

About the opportunity

Do you want to join an amazing team and program that is going to change the way NSW Health Pathology provides quality patient care and analytical services? This position is for you!

At NSW Health Pathology, we are creating better health and justice systems.

We are currently undertaking our largest digital health transformation initiative to date, which will improve the way we provide patient care, as well as how we provide forensic and analytical science services to help solve crimes.

We are looking for capable data science professionals with expertise in data engineering, BI development, diagnostic and predictive analytics for a once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to the development of a modern, integrated medical record system that will transform healthcare delivery across the state.

As members of the NSW Health pathology Data and Insights team, successful candidates will support Business Intelligence capabilities within the Fusion Program, which seeks to implement the Epic Medical Record system across New South Wales.

We value candidates with strong critical and scientific thinking and a healthy dose of creative problem solving. Prior experience in the healthcare domain is an added plus. All successful candidates will receive extensive training on the Epic medical record system as part of the onboarding process.

What we can offer you

  • Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave 
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning

What you'll be doing

The Senior Data Scientist is responsible for leading the adoption and application of advanced data science and analytics across NSW Health Pathology and informing strategic and operational priorities for application at a statewide level.
It is also responsible for leading, coaching and developing the Data and Insights Team as well as the coordination of data access and cleaning, prototyping advanced analytics tools and methods, and evaluating analytics products in the NSW Health Pathology’s Data & Insights Portfolio prioritisation pipeline.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions:

  1. Demonstrated experience and a record of achievement in leading and managing data and analytics projects in a large and complex service industry organisation, including relevant qualifications or equivalent. This includes well developed skills with analytics related programming languages.
  2. Demonstrated experience and well-developed skills with business intelligence tools such as Excel, and Power BI including proven experience in end-to-end delivery of advanced analytics products beyond simple BI dashboards from problem statement identification and stakeholder consultation, to implemented solutions driving measurable value.
  3. Highly developed analytical skills including the ability to analyse and interpret highly complex enterprise wide information from numerous sources including Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Flow data systems, workforce and financial data systems. This includes the ability to exercise independent judgement and leadership in a dynamic environment, prepare and present high level/strategic analyses and reports, deal with challenges creatively and achieve strategic and operational business solutions.
  4. Demonstrated high level interpersonal, negotiation, written, verbal and presentation skills, leadership skills, a proven ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and positively interact and influence to achieve best outcomes
  5. Demonstrated experience in developing, testing, deploying and maintaining enterprise wide analytics products, as well as managing the delivery of project outcomes on time and to the expected levels of quality.
  6. Excellent organisational skills with demonstrated experience working in a high volume and demanding professional environment with proven capacity to prioritise, multi-task, achieve business goals, perform and always work with a customer focused approach.
  7. Demonstrated experience with the ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment, share knowledge and work co-operatively to achieve outcomes and extensive experience with stakeholder engagement across a broad spectrum, from frontline staff to senior level.
  8. Vendor management including scope of works development, contracting and contract management throughout vendor engagement to its conclusion.

Need more information?

1) Click here for the Position Description
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Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.  

New to NSW Health Pathology?

The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future temporary and casual vacancies.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NSW Health Pathology is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We seek to recruit from diverse applicants and create teams with skills, perspectives and experiences that complement each other at work. We welcome suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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