Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
The Privacy Officer serves as the main point of contact for privacy matters within the Zone. The Privacy Officer assists in the development, implementation, maintenance of and adherence to the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) privacy principles, policies and procedures.
The Central Zone Privacy Officer also provides supervision and direction to the Nova Scotia Health Authority Access to Personal Health Information staff in the review and processing of all third party requests for the release of personal health information for their respective zone.
- An undergraduate degree required in Business, Computer Science, Law or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- A minimum of 2 years recent experience in information systems audit and/or privacy protocols, policies or procedures in an organization of significant size and/or complexity.
- An information systems audit or security designation (e.g. CISA, CISSP, MCSA) would be an asset.
- Knowledge and experience in information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies
- Knowledge of the Fairwarning Audit Tool would be an asset.
- Experience in privacy in a health care setting would be an asset
- Exceptional computer skills, with ability to learn and adapt to different health information systems.
- Strong analytical and logical problem solving ability while maintaining attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to use superior judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
- Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred
Closing Date 31-Dec-18