Vancouver Coastal Health

Senior Decision Support Advisor

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Decision Support Advisor
Work Site: Corporate Admin-520 W 6th


Start Date:



Temporary Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Reference#: 155370-skh

Come work as a Senior Decision Support Advisor with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Senior Decision Support Advisor to join the Data Warehouse Operations team. Apply today to join our team!


As a Senior Decision Support Advisor with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Identify, develop, implement and maintain innovative responses to the information needs of the organization as well as ensure the department’s technical infrastructure is developed and sustained.
  • Synthesize information and requests, from all levels of the organization, including operational and clinical management, to provide analysis and recommendations which have direct impact on decisions relating to the financial, human resources, and patient care services.
  • Project manage and support, training, managing confidential information, user needs assessment and liaising with end users of decision support technology.
  • Act as a resource to Decision Support Advisors and provides senior expertise with respect to quality measurement and evaluation, utilization management strategies and information management and analysis.
  • Liaise with staff and leadership in Finance, Quality Improvement, Change Initiatives, IMITS, Information Access and Privacy, Client Registration & Information Services, Health Information Management (HIM) and Human Resources.




Education & Experience

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Information Systems or equivalent industry experience/certification, plus five (5) years’ recent, related experience including technical experience in working with databases and decision support tools, preferably in a health care setting.
  • Experience in managing technical projects and directing technical staff, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Working knowledge using cloud data warehousing solutions (e.g. Synapse Analytics, Redshift, etc.)
  • Preferred knowledge of Azure or other cloud infrastructure services.
  • Demonstrated experience building and optimizing data pipelines (ETL).
  • Preferred proficiency coding in Python, Scala, R, Java.
  • Preferred experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of decision support tools and databases.
  • General knowledge of current health care systems, issues and trends.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, critical thinking and effective decision-making.
  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve complex issues towards effective solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization, including advanced report presentation and writing skills.
  • Effective project management skills to define deliverables and develop project plans.
  • Effective facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and balance work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment, including computer software applications.


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.




VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.


Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.


Please note the duration of this temporary position is until approximately December 2022.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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