Vancouver Coastal Health

Data & Analytics - Various Opportunities

Job ID 2023-92931
City Vancouver
Work Location
Corporate Admin-520 W 6th
Home Worksite
00 - Excluded - VCHA
Labour Agreement
905 - Mgt/Excluded-VCHA (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Health Information Management
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $38.13/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $54.82/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $38.13/Hr. - CAD $54.82/Hr.

Job Summary

This job was posted on our former career site as Posting #136361


Come join the Decision Support team at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!



Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


The Decision Support department delivers information and analytical/planning support to operational and clinical areas, including frontline leadership, the Senior Executive Team, the VCH Board and other decision makers at Vancouver Coastal Health.


Decision Support is composed of two primary functional areas:

  • Data Management and Reporting
  • System Improvement




We are actively hiring for the following Decision Support roles within Vancouver Coastal Health:

  • Junior Decision Support Advisor
  • Decision Support Advisor
  • Senior Decision Support Advisor
  • Health Systems Planning Advisor



We currently have a number of exciting roles available that focus on identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining an innovative response to the information needs of Vancouver Coastal Health.  In any of these roles you will have the opportunity to work on key projects which may include:


Clinical & Systems Transformation - CST - (CERNER implementation)

  • One of the largest healthcare projects in British Columbia’s history, this is a joint undertaking between three health organizations to complete a large-scale clinical system implementation covering multiple sites and modules.
  • Decision Support ensures ongoing reporting services at VCH by successfully delivering the Data Analytics component of the project.

Clinical & Systems Transformation Community

  • Implementation of analytics reporting and business intelligence in the community sector utilizing information from the PARIS information system.

Data Warehousing 

  • Ongoing projects related to the data warehouse including building technical infrastructure such as ETL routines, data quality frameworks/processes, data repositories, OLAP cubes and data visualizations.


System Improvement 

  • Support of operational improvements through the use of advanced analytics, complex modeling & planning/ forecasting and evaluation techniques.
  • Projects span the healthcare continuum from primary care to surgery and focus on providing information and insight in support of the implementation of our True North strategy.



Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Master’s Degree in Health Informatics, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Health or Business Administration, Computer Science/Engineering, Operations Research or related discipline.
  • LEAN and project management skills are an asset 
  • Good understanding of database technologies including T-SQL and different reporting tools
  • Proficiency or ability to quickly learn desktop analytical tools
  • Basic understanding of clinical systems and operations at a regional and hospital level 
  • Advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Ability to operate at both a strategic and project level 
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proven ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. 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

Equity, diversity, 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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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