Interior Health is hiring a Permanent Full Time Privacy Analyst
to join the Information Privacy Team.
About This Role
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 Typical Duties And Responsibilities 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.
Some Benefits Of Joining Interior Health
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.
Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!
Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).
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.