• Privacy Advisor, Research - VCH Research Institute

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    Job Title: Privacy Advisor, Research - VCH Research Institute
    Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital
    Status: Temporary Full Time - until March 2021
    Reference#: 113396-tbo


    Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

    The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is committed to supporting clinical research excellence by providing its research community with guidance, advice, and oversight of clinical trials and patient-based research.


    Learn more about us at www.vchri.ca


    Reporting to the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Director - Data Release Management and the Director - Clinical Trials Administration, the Privacy Advisor, Research is a subject matter expert and leader in interpreting and applying information access, privacy legislation, standards and principles in a complex hybrid electronic information and technical healthcare environment. The Privacy Advisor, Research is responsible for leading components of and leading the development, implementation, evaluation of privacy and compliance processes to facilitate the conduct of health research by VCH and VCH-affiliated researchers in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

    Working in consultation with the VCH Information Privacy Office (IPO), Data Release Management Office (DRMO) and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), the Privacy Advisor, Research develops privacy education and awareness programs to promote a privacy conscious culture within the research community. The position also provides support for the completion of privacy impact assessments for research specific environments, research programs and research projects and the development of privacy-related policies.




    • Degree in Health Information Science or related program and five (5) or more years of experience in health information management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


    • Demonstrated knowledge of privacy principles and their application to access and use of health information.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and deliver education and training programs.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills.
    • Strong understanding of privacy principles and need-to-know access to health information.
    • Knowledge of applicable BC privacy and health-related legislation.
    • Understands how to create effective and efficient processes and systems.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong understanding of computer information systems, databases and electronic information management.
    • Strong ability to effectively engage and manage stakeholders using tact and diplomacy and effectively build consensus among groups.
    • Strong ability to act as a Change Agent for the introduction and implementation of innovative and creative ideas, tools, templates and processes.
    • Demonstrable experience in the safe handling of confidential and sensitive information.
    • Excellent time management skills to prioritize and complete assignments and schedule activities.
    • Skilled computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and database programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and database management functions.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

    VCH Management Competencies:




    You question actions inconsistent with our values

    You treat people with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you

    Performance Excellence

    You hire great people and expect great things from them

    You inspire others with your thirst for excellence

    Learning Organization

    You create an environment where people can flourish and grow

    You seek what is best for the health system, rather than the best for yourself or your group.


    Courage to Innovate

    You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability

    You take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing


    Please note:

    • The duration of this temporary position is until approximately March 2021.
    • Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca 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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