The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.
HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.
The Chief Health Privacy Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of a Health Privacy Framework for the Northwest Territories (NWT) and the promotion of a culture of health privacy within the NWT health and social services system. The Chief Health Privacy Officer oversees and promotes a client focused, balanced approach to the protection and sharing of information in the NWT health and social services system to enable the delivery of better patient care. The Chief Health Privacy Officer is accountable for providing leadership in the design, management and implementation of NWT health specific privacy regulatory and policy framework. This leadership requires thinking within general and highly complex privacy principles and broadly defined objectives. Policies for the work done by the incumbent are not yet set. There are no functional precedents for the work carried out by the incumbent. The incumbent receives just general direction and guidance on larger organizational objectives. The incumbent provides leadership that reaches beyond the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS). The incumbent provides leadership across the NWT health and social services system and to private physicians, pharmacists and any other health care professionals that make up part of the Health Privacy Framework in the future.
Located in Yellowknife, the Chief health Privacy Officer reports to the Chief Information Officer.
Technology and an integrated approach to the delivery of services have raised expectations and empowered people to ask for greater levels of privacy and security when it relates to the management of their personal health information. The Chief Health Privacy Officer will be responsible for leading the development, communication, delivery, monitoring, mitigation and evaluation of an NWT Health Privacy Framework. This Framework will be significantly valuable to the NWT health and social services system, and at the same time, will be entirely new to health care providers both public and private, the public, and GNWT staff.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This knowledge, skill and ability is normally acquired through master degree in Public Administration, Law or Business Administration with;
- Six (6) years progressively more responsible experience in the development of policy and management of privacy information, including:
- Three (3) years of supervisory/management experience.
- A minimum of three (3) years progressive program development and quality improvement experience as well as experience in chairing and participating in interdisciplinary work groups.
Closing Date: July 21, 2017