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The Health Information Systems Division is responsible for the administration of Alberta’s Health Information Act including health information policy and advice as well as the strategic planning and delivery of information management and technology systems and services that support the strategic goals of the Ministry and the health system.
Are you passionate about supporting the protection of privacy information? Are you skilled at assessing new or changing systems and processes with an eye to how these changes will impact protection of privacy? If so, we want to hear from you!
The Privacy and Security team within the Ministry of Health is looking for a strong team player to join the Health Information Act (HIA) Policy, Privacy, and Security Unit. As the Privacy Advisor, you bring in-depth knowledge of privacy and access legislation and provide to stakeholders. Your knowledge of privacy legislations, including Health Information Act (HIA), Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) and Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA) will provide strong and comprehensive service and privacy related advice to our partners and clients.
Your day includes preparation and maintaining Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA’s) and providing advice in support of privacy compliance activities, including the identification and mitigation of potential privacy issues. You quickly comprehend and analyze complex initiatives and determine the associated privacy risks and benefits and provide recommendations.
Your excellent written and verbal communication skills means you are able to synthesize complex information and present your findings to various stakeholders in a way that makes sense to them. You have exceptional project management skills and use this to balance your workload and competing priorities.
Overall, you encompass and demonstrate the following behavioral competencies:
- Agility: you anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, manage resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment by anticipating changing environmental demands and changing your behavior accordingly.
- Build Collaborative Environments: Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes by demonstrating you genuinely value and respect others’ input and expertise and are willing to learn from others.
- Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions by asking questions to get a deeper understanding of the present issue.
- Systems Thinking: you understand the work done within the Ministry is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. You understand the work done in one part of the Ministry/government impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside that unit. You seek insight about the implications of different options from both a people and organizational perspective.
You also demonstrate competencies in the technical areas of:
- Information privacy
- Privacy legislations
- Consultation skills
- Communication skills
University graduation in a related discipline is required. At least 2 years working experience within the information privacy areas is required.
The following are considered assets (must be stated in application):
- Experience of developing Privacy Impact Assessments
- Experience in policy areas
- Completion of or enrollment in the Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate program;
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in:
- The Health Information Act and/or health related privacy work
- Direct working experience with directly related privacy legislations, including the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) and Personal Information and Protection Act (PIPA)
The following equivalencies will be considered:
- A related two-year diploma and four years related work experience; or
- A related Masters from a recognized post-secondary institution and some directly related work experience
A cover letter outlining your interest in this role and how your experience relates to these qualifications is required.