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Business Unit:  Discovery Health
Function:  Test Analysis
Date:  14-Jan-2022

Why you should work at Discovery

Discovery is a high-performance organisation that prides itself in attracting the finest talent, we challenge ourselves to find solutions that make a difference in the world.  Our environment is always buzzing with energetic, smart, and motivated people who have a bias for action and truly believe in the core purpose and values of Discovery.


What is the role

In the Discovery Health Risk Intelligence unit, our core purpose is “creating intelligence for a healthier tomorrow” by leveraging Discovery’s vast data to drive valuable insights to improve both clinical and operational environments. Key to our purpose is obtaining and structuring quality data, leveraging cutting edge analytical innovations and delivering actionable insights in a sustainable and meaningful way. We leverage an integrated, collaborative, and multidisciplinary approach to ensure our objectives and goals are met.

The role will entail being responsible for technical healthcare statistical analysis, which may include regular monitoring reports, as well as detailed investigations for various initiatives. You will be expected to deliver clear and reliable results on tight and high pressured deadlines at times. The job entails applying the principles of risk adjustment, in the healthcare context, to the clinical analysis of claims data to deepen understanding of the experience for guiding appropriate interventions to ensure sustainability through improvement of efficiency and quality of care.


What you will do

The successful applicant will be working within a highly specialized and growing team to enable delivery of advanced analytics capability.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Work comfortably with structured and unstructured data in a variety of different programming languages such as SQL, R, python, Java etc
  • Work collaboratively as part of team engaging with system architects, data scientists and business in a healthcare context
  • Connecting with a multitude of stakeholders to understand the data, systems, and analytical architecture in a healthcare context
  • Present data and model findings in a way that provides actionable insights
  • Technical analysis and reporting deliverables produced by the analytics unit
  • Producing regular monitoring reports, as well as detailed investigations
  • Work with a range of stakeholders to ensure to present and apply insights effectively in the environment
  • Improve processes and analytical outcomes where opportunities arise




What skills you will need

Technical skills core:

  • Excellent conceptual and technical ability
  • Excellent communications, both written and verbal
  • Ability to extract insights from data to guide decision making
  • Experience working on large and complex datasets
  • Experience in using SQL, MS Office
  • Experience in programming languages such as R, Python etc beneficial


Behavioural skills:

  • A passion for data exploration and complex healthcare environment
  • Self-starter
  • Willingness to learn and grow exponentially
  • A restless curiosity towards data and uncovering unknown correlations
  • Ability to work cohesively in a team environment and balance multiple priorities
  • A team player who can work alone when required and without supervision
  • High level of attention to detail, resilience, enthusiasm, energy and drive
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Ethical and able to maintain confidentiality and manage boundaries
  • Aligned to Discovery values and core purpose


Professional Qualifications & Experience

  • Honours or Master’s degree in either Data Science, Statistics, or Applied Mathematics
  • Statistical and Healthcare experience is beneficial
  • Other qualifications will also be considered if accompanied by the relevant experience



Please send your CV, cover letter with motivation and full academic transcripts to:

Karabo Radebe karabo53@discovery.co.za

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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