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PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 152288

PeaceHealth is seeking a Healthcare Quality Data Scientist - Quality & Improvement for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of Variable.


Responsible for the analysis of diverse healthcare quality performance data from many different data systems. 

Analyzes, understands and communicates results providing recommendations to Quality VP for prioritization of improvement work.  Conduct a variety of statistical analyses and translating data into accurate and actionable information through reports, presentations, and other formats for internal and external customers. Coordinate simple to complex analytical projects/processes in areas such as continuous improvement, clinical effectiveness, patient safety, and external reporting.

Accountable for reviewing, validating and reporting areas of excellence across all hospital improvement activities.

Accountable to develop quality measure requirements and collaborate with IST to develop robust Business Intelligence Strategy for Quality.  Manage, validate and communicate data for internal and external reporting systems that supports the organization wide quality improvement, patient safety, and regulatory reporting requirements.

Experts for PeaceHealth in data collection methodologies, measurement development, interpretation, statistical analysis, statistical process control, and presentation.


1. Develop standard scorecards, to meet all required quality reporting metrics (regulatory, incentive and penalty programs, pay for performance) across inpatient and outpatient services. Educate leaders, teams, and other key stakeholders leading to standardized, aligned, measurement and reporting to support the quality improvement initiatives of the organization and external regulatory reporting. 

2. Develop expert understanding of key healthcare business processes, quality program requirements, measure specifications, and key business strategies in order to formulate appropriate study questions for analysis, identify key drivers and relationships to outcomes, identify and prioritize data needs and sources, accurately transform, cleanse, and share data utilizing appropriate software and statistical methods throughout the analytic process. Document and report findings in a manner that turns relevant data into insights that help inform decision making to support healthcare improvement.

3. Proactive expert recommendations to VP and System Director on CMS upcoming penalty, incentive and required reporting.  Position PeaceHealth to be ready for new mandatory programs. Monitor, analyze, and communicate changes in standards or regulatory requirements related to external reporting and quality reporting systems.

4. Partner with Quality leadership to determine whether a request is amenable to an analytic solution, recommend, develop and implement systems, procedures, and forms that enable PeaceHealth to effectively collect, manage and display data

5. Expertize in data visualization and integrity, leading to effective understanding and improvement across PeaceHealth.

6. Develop presentations, reports and dashboards for System and Community Leadership including tables, charts, and graphs to present complex data in a format that is both useful and understandable.

7. Manage technical, data management, and other processes related to the flow of data in and out of vendor software, registries, and internal/external reporting systems.

8. Promote highly reliable performance measurement and reporting programs through the use of standard measurement, processes, tools and approaches, consistent interpretation of data and definitions, and adherence to rules and regulations for reporting requirements across the organization.

9. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Econometrics, Predictive Analytics or relevant field required or a combination of education and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • PhD preferred.


  • Minimum five years’ experience in performance measurement, continuous improvement, data reporting and/or data analysis.
  • Minimum three years related experience in a healthcare setting; preferably hospital or health system- related.


  • CPHQ preferred
  • Certified Analytics Professional or similar certification preferred


  • Excellent knowledge of drivers of national quality requirements including but not limited to CMS, AHRQ and State Hospital Associations
  • Strong programming skills for pulling data, quantifying and visualizing results
  • Expertize in Quality Business Intelligence and Data Visualization Tools (i.e. Tableau)
  • Excellent leadership skills in the areas of expertise, including project management, and prioritization. 
  • Able to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods
  • Advanced statistical, analytical, and data integration skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills with proficiency in all other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to measure historical performance, apply learnings to forecast future trends and utilization behavior.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, WA, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Professionals - Other; Risk/Quality
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $39.10, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Professionals - Other; Risk/Quality || Full Time || QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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