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Providence Chief, Clinical Analytics in Seattle, Washington



Providence is calling a Chief, Clinical Analytics to work within our footprint states: CA, OR, and/or WA. This position is also open to 100% remote work.

Knowledge workers produce decisions. Providence has world-leading data stores and data infrastructure, but that does not automatically translate into world-leading decision making. We need a visionary leader to help make that happen. Chief, Clinical Analytics is a high profile leadership position within the 200-strong Providence Analytics Center of Excellence (ACOE) whose role is about turning our information assets into great decisions by front-line providers, operations managers and executives.

Making this happen requires that the Chief’s team deliver on two things: products and analyses. Products , such as dashboards and metrics, allow the measurement of performance over time against desired processes and outcomes. Analyses are more open-ended explorations of data that use hypothesis-generation and inferential methods to answer questions, uncover problems and point the way to solutions. Products and analyses will be delivered by the Chief’s team, which will consist of data engineers and product managers, and which will have ready access to data scientists, biostatisticians, human-centered design researchers, UI/UX experts and health services researchers, inside the ACOE and our allied department, the Health Research Accelerator.

The Chief will need to:

  • Deeply understand the strategic and tactical ‘decision needs’ of Providence and its caregivers.

  • Determine how data products and analyses can support these needs.

  • Develop, with their team, a portfolio of work that can provide the required products and analyses, taking into account ‘people, process and technology’.

  • Lead their team in executing this portfolio of work with competence, attention to detail, sensitivity to the user experience and in a reasonable timeline.

Success will require an ability to understand and empathize with the challenges of healthcare executives and front line caregivers, a passion for improving care, creative problem solving skills, a high degree of intellectual curiosity, a love of data, a good understanding of how to work with data, familiarity with methods of inference such as biostatistics, skill in navigating a complex organization and strong leadership abilities. A great candidate will be someone who is excited about the opportunity to work in a world-class data environment with a fantastic data team, who welcomes challenges, and who is willing to solve ‘hard problems’, even ones which have never been solved before.


Portfolio leadership

  • Deeply understand the challenges faced by our ministries in their effort to deliver great care

  • Lead the process of visioning and building products (e.g. reports, dashboards, models, information provided at the point of care, data exploration tools) and analyses that will address these challenges

  • Work with clinical and operational leaders to prioritize the efforts of the Analytics Center of Excellence

  • Identify opportunities to bring health services researchers from the Providence Health Research Accelerator into partnership with ACOE teams, in order to answer critical organizational questions and potentially contribute to scientific knowledge

Solution development

  • Oversee Product Managers and Engineers operating in an agile process of product development

  • Ensure that the principles and procedures of Human-Centered Design are followed by development teams

  • Ensure a high level of excellence in development, documentation, maintenance and “Ops”

  • Cultivate a culture of intellectual curiosity and scientific inquiry in our ACOE teams and amongst the executives and front-line caregivers we serve

  • Explore opportunities to commercialize analytics products in partnership with Providence Corporate Development

People management

  • Provide strong leadership for Analytics Directors, Engineering Managers, Product Managers and data engineers

  • Coach caregivers up into positions of greater skill and responsibility; work with caregivers to develop satisfying career paths at Providence; lead the way in managing to strong caregiver engagement

  • Foster a culture of safety, intellectual curiosity, pride in team accomplishments and connection to the mission


  • MD in Medicine; or equivalent experience in healthcare delivery

  • PhD in Health services research, biostatistics, epidemiology or similar; or equivalent experience in scientific inquiry (preferred)

  • The equivalent of at least 5 years of progressive responsibility in managing programs, and providing support to senior and executive leadership

  • 5 years of analytical experience in software, systems, tools, and processes involving healthcare data

  • 5 years of project leadership in a complex work environment (large healthcare provider preferred)

  • 5 years of scientific inquiry experience resulting in publications, external funding, presentations and/or operational improvement (preferred)

  • 5 years of product development experience in the context of modern software development lifecycle practices (preferred)

  • Displays a record of self-motivated discovery, intense intellectual curiosity and a passion for working with data to answer important questions

  • Proven ability to conduct scientific inquiry using large clinical datasets

  • Excellent in communicating with project team members, stakeholders, executives, and external customers; Superb written and oral presentation skills, proven ability to communicate on both interpersonal and technical levels

  • Expert facilitation skills, including the ability to collaborate and facilitate across cross-functional teams in solution and strategy sessions and lead key stakeholders in decision-making

  • Proven ability to lead directly and through influence

  • Thoroughly knowledgeable about how organizations work; can clearly articulate how to get things done both through formal channels and through informal networks

  • Exhibits perseverance through energy and drive; will not give up when faced with resistance or setbacks

  • Proven ability to organize multiple projects, and complex demand and to meet shifting priorities

  • Builds lasting relationships through empathy and emotional intelligence; inspires trust

  • Ability to extract detailed clinical data from a database, examine, critique and manipulate it, build and test hypotheses around it and use it to generate scientifically defensible conclusions

  • Healthcare industry background and experience working with internal and external partners delivering analytic solutions

  • In-depth understanding of key clinical and business processes (including EMR workflows)

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams of clinical and non-clinical staff toward common organizational objectives to achieve strategic goals

  • Knowledgeable about the way healthcare quality and safety are measured

  • Knowledgeable about the shifting healthcare environment including trends concerning health insurance, healthcare delivery, provider relationships and regulatory issues

  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle best practices

  • Leadership in the context of agile software/product development

  • Expertise in human-centered design

  • Proven ability as an inspiring and effective people leader.

Salary Range by location:

Southern California (Irvine, Los Angeles)

Min: $117.08, Max: $218.56

WA Puget Sound (Seattle)

Oregon (Portland)

Min: $112.32, Max: $209.67

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 217304
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Clinical Data/Analytics
Job Function: Clinical Support
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 4007 SS CC CLL ANALYTICS
Address: WA Seattle 1730 Minor Ave
Work Location: Swedish Metropolitan Park East-Seattle
Pay Range: $112.32 - $209.67
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.