Information Privacy Advisor

Employment type: Full-time
City: Kelowna
Last visit: 2014-10-28
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-28


Position Summary

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The Information Privacy Advisor is a subject matter expert, risk evaluator, and leader in interpreting and applying information privacy legislation, standards, and principles in a complex hybrid electronic information and technical healthcare environment. Collaborating with multiple stakeholders operating in a complex healthcare environment, with multi-site responsibilities, the Information Privacy Advisor acts as a liaison and consultant to clinical and business areas to support and promote the confidentiality of personal health information.

The Information Privacy Advisor assists in the development, implementation, and management of internal and corporate privacy policies, procedures, and processes and takes a lead role in the development and delivery of privacy audits, education, and awareness initiatives. The Information Privacy Advisor assists Interior Health (IH) management and staff to ensure that information privacy is considered throughout the design or re-design of programs or services, projects, and initiatives; conducts investigations of privacy incidents or complaints; and develops reports and briefings on the status of privacy programs. The Information Privacy Advisor may also represent the Manager and IH on local and/or provincial committees, working groups, and activities.


1. Provides interpretation and expert advice, both verbally and in writing, to internal staff, physicians, and management on access and privacy legislation and international and eHealth information management standards and principles, with a special emphasis on analyzing privacy risk and application of privacy conscious behaviours into clinical, research, and operations support business workflows.

2. Develops, assesses, implements, manages, and makes recommendations on privacy 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.

3. Facilitates and supports the completion of privacy impact assessments to evaluate whether programs, services, projects, and initiatives comply with privacy requirements; recommends mitigation strategies where necessary.

4. Develops and delivers corporate-wide privacy education and training materials to staff/physicians and internal and external customers.

5. Maintains expert knowledge of current information legislation, standards, and information management and privacy trends and issues, including new eHealth directions by the Ministry of Health and other jurisdictions in order to effectively support privacy innovations in healthcare delivery.

7. Acts as a project manager on assigned privacy-related projects by developing project plans and charters; identifying major milestones, associated tasks, and timelines; managing deliverables and evaluating outcomes. Acts as a liaison with all staff/physicians across IH, as well as external partners, to enforce and promote privacy practices.



- Graduation from a recognized degree or diploma program in Health Information Science, Information Management, or a related field with 3 to 5 years of recent, related experience.

- Currently enrolled or successfully completed Information Access & Protection of Privacy program (University of Alberta) or holds certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C) or other Canadian industry-recognized privacy certification along with at least 1 year of recent, related experience.

Skills and Abilities

- Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

- Ability to deal with others effectively; to interact with tact and diplomacy with staff at all levels within the organization.

- Ability to travel.

- Ability to adapt to change in a dynamic environment.

- Ability to work unsupervised and independently to manage projects and meet competing deadlines.

- Ability to drive a vehicle and must have a valid class 5 BC Driver’s License.

- Keyboarding skills of 40 wpm.

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Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: 3 Years

Education: Bachelors (Including Honours)

Industry: Government and Public Sector

Job Function: Marketing