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STRATEGIC INFORMATION ANALYST
Location:Kelowna
Facility:KELOWNA CHSC
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Competition #:01017824
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Facility:KELOWNA CHSC
Reports To:DIRECTOR, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Close Date:SEPTEMBER 03, 2017*
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Position Summary

The Strategic Information Analyst will be responsible for supporting strategic information planning, analysis, and decision support within a defined portfolio. The Analyst will be part of the Information Management Department but will work closely with the manager or lead of the assigned portfolio and key internal stakeholders.


TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provide timely, relevant, reliable, and clear information with appropriate supporting data analyses and review of alternatives to inform planning and decision-making. This will include population, service utilization, and outcomes analyses and information for use by facilities planning, senior leadership, program managers, and health care providers as well as public information.

• Provide data analysis using key data sources (population, clinical, organizational, and administrative) in response to strategic and corporate services, senior executive, and program level requests for information and analysis. This work may include data linkage, descriptive information, statistical analyses, and statistical tests of significance.

• Review planning and evaluation documents as well as plans for allocating resources and provide appropriate information and feedback. This will include health services plan and program planning documents prepared by IH Health Services planning, Facilities Management, and program staff. Information and feedback will include providing assistance with population and utilization data as well as feedback on planning assumptions.

• Provide input and identify opportunities for information support activities to the Director, Information Management. This will include providing suggestions and advice on important data development and future projects/analyses.

• Develop a strong working relationship with program managers, directors, senior executive, business support, and others who require information for planning, managing, and evaluating services. Project support may include planning project deliverables and identifying data sources and appropriate methods to support planning, data analyses, writing summary reports, and preparing presentations.

• Respond to data and information requests from staff at all levels of the organization. Provide support and technical advice to staff on the use of strategic information resources and applications.

• Work with provincial and national representatives on strategic information projects. This may include working with the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Ministry of Health priority projects. The focus of this work will be to review key assumptions and methods, provide data, and assist with interpretation of findings.

• Work with representatives of other Health Authorities and other data custodians to support strategic information, analysis, interpretation, and reporting initiatives.

• Provide advice, analysis, and recommendations on initiatives related to data collection, database development, and data extraction and analysis to Information Support & Research.

• Work with Information Management/Information Technology and other IH staff to support timely, reliable, and consistent data reporting and analysis.
 
Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience
• Post-secondary degree with completed course work in a health-related discipline, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.
• Preference will be given to a candidate with a strong health information management background including health records training
• Experience working in a complex computerized environment
• Minimum of two years experience of data management, linkage, analysis, interpretation, and reporting

Competencies
• Interior Health Emotional Intelligence Competencies

Skills and Abilities
• Teamwork and strong interpersonal skills due to the amount of communication required
• Collaborative leadership in order to both work as a member of a team and provide leadership in developing partnerships amongst multiple stakeholders

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