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Data Scientist, Clinical Programs

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Position Description

The Clinical Analytics & Reporting Team is responsible for designing, developing and overseeing analytical solutions for our clinical and operations executives in support of DaVita’s clinical strategy.  Our team’s mission is to improve patient quality of life in terms of care safety, quality, and efficiency by transforming data into actionable information that guides strategic decisions, supports clinical innovation, and informs operating tactics.


The Data Scientist’s primary objective is to partner with diverse teams from around the enterprise to develop and productionalize predictive models and machine learning algorithms that support a broad range of clinical initiatives.


A successful teammate exemplifies personal behaviors in line with DaVita’s core values: service excellence, integrity, team, continuous improvement, accountability, fulfillment, and fun.



·   Partner with clinical subject matter experts and operational leadership to develop the enterprise strategy around the use of predictive modeling, machine learning algorithms and most importantly, the application of these methods in personalized clinical care

·   Use data mining and other structured data management methodologies to profile and characterize Davita’s clinical data in preparation for analysis and modeling

·   Acquire and demonstrate expertise in: TensorFlow, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Theano, Torch, Caffe, SPSS Modeler, Python: scikit-learn, or other machine learning software

·   Develop, evaluate and improve predictive models and machine learning algorithms for the application in the clinical setting

·   Work collaboratively with clinical and operational teams to productionalize and evaluate models and algorithms in an applied clinical setting

·   Communicate results and limitations of models and algorithms to leadership in a non-technical manner

·   Become an subject matter expert and thought partner in clinical and methodologic areas

Willing to travel (up to 10% of time)

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    



·   Bachelor’s degree required; major in computer science, math, or relevant field recommended; post-graduate degree in an analytic discipline strongly recommended.

·   Prior relevant work experience preferred

·   Demonstrated ability to learn and develop proficiency in any or all of the following as needed: SQL, SPSS/SPSS Modeler, SAS, Tableau, Python, R, etc.

·   Demonstrated ability to learn and develop proficiency in any or all of the following as needed: TensorFlow, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, Theano, Torch, Caffe, SPSS Modeler, Python: scikit-learn, or other machine learning software

·   Advanced critical thinking, strong work ethic, creative mindset, adept communication skills, attention to detail, design-mindedness, flexibility with change, comfort with ambiguity, efficient time management, technical aptitude, and business acumen


Language Skills

Fluent in the written and verbal skills necessary to perform successfully the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the position


Vision Requirements

Vision adequate to perform essential duties and responsibilities of position


Physical Demands

Physical requirements can vary. These must be reviewed with management. However, in general, the position requires the following physical activities:

·   Ability to lift minimum of 2 pounds to a maximum of 15 pounds unassisted; ability to sit for extended periods of time with some standing, stooping, walking, stretching, reaching, lifting; moderate range of body motions

·   Ability to use computer and all peripherals for extended periods of time

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.


DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Data Scientist, Clinical Programs
  • Job Function: Other - Corporate Office
  • Location: 601 Hawaii St, Denver, Colorado