Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.
When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.
At SickKids, privacy is essential to everything we do. We recognize that information given to us by patients and families enables us to provide the best care possible, and we are firmly committed to keeping that information private.
SickKids is looking for a Program Manager, Privacy to join its Compliance & Privacy team as it continues to build upon its reputation for privacy excellence. The Program Manager will be responsible for SickKids privacy program, and ensuring privacy compliance throughout the organization.
The Program Manager, Privacy is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of The Hospital for Sick Children’s privacy program. Responsibilities include promoting a culture of privacy, advising on and resolving complex privacy issues, conducting privacy risk assessments, and managing privacy-related inquiries, investigations and incident response. The Program Manager, Privacy ensures hospital-wide compliance with Ontario’s Personal Health and Information Protection Act (PHIPA), undertaking activities relating to the development, implementation, and maintenance of processes that address the appropriate collection, use, access and disclosure of personal health information.
Here’s What You’ll Get To Do
- Provides advisory services to staff through interpretation of privacy policies, requirements and legislation
- Develops, implements and maintains a privacy program that ensures compliance with legislative requirements
- Serves in a leadership and advisory role to the Privacy Committee
- Develops training materials and ensures a coordinated privacy education program is in place
- Monitors privacy trends in the internal and external environment and continuously contributes to improving information and privacy practices
- Reviews electronic and other information management systems and tools to ensure compliance with organizational policies, privacy and data security standards, and relevant legislation
- Reviews data sharing agreements in collaboration with Legal, Information Security, and IT staff
- Performs regular privacy audits, reports findings and recommends corrective action
- Investigates privacy incidents and complaints, manages the incident response plan, and recommends corrective action to avoid repeated incidents
- Works with the Privacy/Access staff to ensure prioritization and coordination of activities
- Oversees and signs off on Privacy Impact Assessments related to internal and external systems
- Other activities, as assigned by the Director, Compliance
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Undergraduate degree in information management, records management, public and /or health administration, or related discipline
- Recognized privacy accreditation or certified information privacy professional, desirable
- A minimum of three years’ experience in a privacy-related role, health-care preferred
- Strong analytic, interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and to work collaboratively with individuals and teams
- Excellent organizational and planning skills
- Ability to work independently and within a team environment
- Believes in continuous improvement and driven to question and improve processes, systems and practices as appropriate
- Strong ability to maintain confidentiality; possesses diplomacy and tact
- Experience developing and implementing training and education programs, in the area of privacy (asset)
- Strong IT knowledge and understanding as it relates to privacy compliance (asset)
- Ability to analyze and interpret legislation (asset)
Employment Type: 1 year CONTRACT (possibility of permanent).