Who are we looking for?
Interior Health is seeking a Permanent Full Time Privacy Analyst to join the team! The Analyst is an essential member of the Information Privacy team, providing Information Privacy support to customers within the organization.
The worksite location for this position is flexible anywhere within our beautiful Interior Health region so come love where you live, work and play.
What will you work on?
The Privacy Analyst performs privacy and policy duties such as auditing of various Interior Health (IH) and Provincial electronic systems, oversees the ongoing development of comprehensive audit tools for monitoring compliance with IH’s central registry of legislation and regulations affecting its operations and activities, and provides day-to-day privacy advice and support to IH staff on suspected privacy breaches, ad-hoc questions, and the regional policy development system. This role operates within a complex, dynamic environment with multiple sites spread throughout a large geographical area.
Some Key Duties may include:
Conducts regular audits, provides interpretation of results, and investigates potential and actual breaches by IH users of Provincial systems, the IH electronic medical record, as well as other applications and vendor accesses to the IH information systems by:
• researching and analyzing audit data for anomalies, trends, and issues.
• investigating breaches with appropriate managers, IH departments, and the Provincial eHealth Privacy office.
• reporting confirmed breaches as per established processes.
• identifies patterns related to access and utilization of electronic health information.
• developing, maintaining, and distributing reports on audits and investigations as required.
Develops, assesses, implements, manages, and makes recommendations on privacy and audit policies, procedures, and processes. This involves the preparation of reports, updates, and briefings for presentations. Reviews and provides input into other related policies and processes to ensure consistency with established policies, goals, and objectives for Information Privacy at IH. Researches and analyzes innovative approaches for information capture, storage, retrieval, and compliance.
Maintains the audit software system by supporting, developing, and maintaining the business processes necessary to facilitate effective privacy controls and compliance to BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Identifies best practices and supports improvements to privacy and audit business processes, workflows, standard operating procedures, etc using a customer-service approach.
Supports review of privacy impact assessments, breaches and information sharing agreements as requested by the Leader, Information Privacy.
Acts as a project manager on smaller, assigned privacy and audit-related projects by developing project plans and charters; identifying major milestones, associated tasks, and timelines; managing deliverables; and evaluating outcomes.
Participates on assigned internal and external committees as required. Acts as a liaison with all staff/physicians across IH as well as external partners to enforce and promote privacy and audit best practices. Supports the development and delivers privacy audit education and related communication to increase awareness of privacy of personal information.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
How will we help you grow?
Interior Health offers excellent benefits and many opportunities to maximize your skills. We are an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you.
An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.
Education, Training, and Experience
• Graduation from a recognized degree or diploma program in Health Information Science, Health Administration or another related discipline (e.g. law, business).
• Three (3) years of recent, related experience, including experience in privacy, compliance, education and complaints investigation.
• Successfully completed or enrolled in the Information Access & Protection of Privacy program (University of Alberta), certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) or certification with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).
Skills and Abilities
• Good knowledge of compliance and policy concepts, tools, and methods.
• Good knowledge of confidentiality of information, privacy protection, data security, and other related information privacy and security issues and legislation important in a healthcare environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of electronic information systems and information management processes.
• Advanced proficiency in PC business applications, database, internet/intranet, and report writing. Knowledge of Meditech an asset.
• Demonstrated project management experience and abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, organize, and problem-solve in a constantly changing healthcare environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Ability to deal with others effectively; to interact with tact and diplomacy within a team environment and with staff at all levels within the organization.
• Ability to remain organized and on task while handling multiple priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, as well as ability to work unsupervised and independently to manage projects and meet competing deadlines.
• High degree of proficiency with standard and advanced features of MS Office Suite of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, SharePoint, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
*Starting salary is approximately from $59,344 to $66,763 and will be based on education, training and experience
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes