Quality Data Scientist

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Req #: 9031
Division: Quality
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Compensation Type: Salaried
Facility: JPOC 1400
Location: 1400 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX


Description: The Quality Data Scientist supports and assists with planning and collaborates with clinical and technical resources in support of the Quality Division clinical information systems. Duties include evaluating patient safety events, developing, reporting and analyzing trends in order to support patient safety reporting, quality reporting, continual readiness and continuous process improvement. Analyzes clinical data to identify trends, gaps and opportunities for improvement using statistical analysis tools and/or advanced Excel. Typical Duties:

  1. Works with clinical leaders to identify and prioritize their reporting and analysis needs.
  2. Analyzes Pasqual, Midas and other data sets to identify performance, trends, gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  3. Participates in various work teams and groups to recommend solutions contributing to patient safety, quality improvement or process design system/workflow issue resolution.
  4. Assist and facilitate the workflow of the automated Global Trigger monitoring system (Pasqual).
  5. Utilize the automated Global Trigger monitoring system to identify patient safety trends and opportunities for improvement.
  6. Facilitates requirements gathering sessions with the stakeholders and subject matter experts regarding the reports needed for continuous performance improvement and regulatory readiness.
  7. Assesses and triages the risk event reporting system for tracking, evaluating and communicating patterns of care and clinical outcomes to improve patient safety.
  8. Facilitates the development of improved systems for tracking, evaluating and communicating patterns of care and clinical outcomes to improve patient safety, clinical outcomes or workflows.
  9. Communicates project requirements, progress, status and barriers verbally and in writing to the executive sponsor, project owner, stakeholders and project team members.
  10. Assists with facilitating Root Cause Analysis and process improvement activities within specified time frames and monitor implementation of recommendations.
  11. Helps coordinate reporting of patient safety issues and findings to external regulators and accreditation organizations, such as The Joint Commission (TJC) and CMS.
  12. Monitors need for ongoing services, suggest improvements and communicates potential risks and values gained to appropriate leadership.
  13. Reviews patient records and extracts. Validates data and ensures appropriate follow-up.
  14. Assists staff to identify and implement solutions that address contributing factors to adverse patient events via process improvement activities, policy development, etc.
  15. Manages the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of improvement plans and projects that improve performance of the Network.
  16. Facilitates interdisciplinary and cross-departmental process improvement and reengineering initiatives using appropriate quality tools, methods and change strategies.
  17. Works with leadership to implement programs designed to maximize patient safety, clinical risk prevention and continuous survey readiness performance and evaluation as established by NQF/Leapfrog Program and TJC NPSGs and/or Sentinel Event Alerts.
  18. Serves as departmental subject matter expert on data mining, data analytics and data interpretation.
  19. Performs other related job duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to healthcare, informatics, computer programming or data analytics.
  • 5 plus years healthcare or hospital based experience.
  • 3 plus years’ experience working in quality, informatics, performance improvement, regulatory affairs or patient safety.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Expert level skills in data analytics, spreadsheet management, data interpretation, etc.
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in a field of study related to healthcare, informatics, computer programming or data analytics.
  • Front line care delivery experience.
  • Experience managing projects involving cross-functional teams and resources.


JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

For more information, visit www.jpshealthnet.org .
To view all job vacancies, visit www.jobs.jpshealthnet.org/ or www.teamacclaim.org .