Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is a community-centred agency dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of Wellington County, Dufferin County and Guelph communities. Our team works to achieve this each and every day by offering important, evidence-based health information, programs and services. Our goal is to support our community members in achieving their highest level of health.
Joining our team will involve working with passionate people and performing meaningful work that will support a healthier community for over 272,000 area residents. We believe it’s important to promote health in our own workplace, because in order to be our best, we have to feel our best. At Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health our goal is to help maintain not only the physical, but emotional, financial and social health and well-being of our team. Our employees enjoy a competitive compensation package, professional training and development opportunities and a healthy work-life balance.
This role is the point of contact for initial questions for staff and managers for privacy related matters, and is required to coordinate the day- to- day functions of access and privacy initiatives (as required), as well as public Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. Specifically, working with programs to ensure files as requested are collected, reviewed and redacted as required. Seeking external party permission for release where required and ensuring all response deadlines are fulfilled.
This position also provides support and guidance as needed at a program level to managers and staff for MFIPPA/PHIPA internal privacy breaches, investigations, and supports the resolution of privacy breaches and complaints. A key requirement of this position involves providing excellent client service to both internal and external clients.
The Privacy & Health Information Analyst position assists in the growth of the Agency’s corporate access and privacy programs. This role supports accountability, compliance and transparency through the Freedom of Information (FOI) process and legislations.
This role reports to the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), keeping them informed of privacy and access requests, cases, issues, and concerns. The Privacy & Health Information Analyst position is required to keep abreast of privacy news, case laws, IPC updates as well as directives and/or guidelines, orders and legislation which may impact the work of public health. This role identifies and suggests improvement opportunities using technology to streamline privacy processes to the Chief Privacy Officer.
The incumbent in this role reviews & assists in developing privacy documents (Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs), Data Sharing agreements, privacy and confidentiality clauses, notice of collections statements, etc.) in collaboration with the CPO to provide feedback to strengthen or modify Agency practices for privacy and security compliance.
The incumbent will participate in conducting audits as needed, creating Board of Health privacy reports, completing annual IPC reporting requirements, as well as maintaining privacy logs for IPC reporting (i.e. formal requests). Under the direction of the CPO, this role will research, provide feedback and any other assistance required for the identification, creation and development of policies, procedures and training materials. The incumbent will be a member of the Agency’s standing Privacy committee, and any privacy working committees and attend relevant privacy related meetings as determined by the Chief Privacy Officer. (e.g. business continuity, IMS event, Outbreak event, PIA system review, etc.)
The incumbent will be responsible to review and research training options, and resources which can be used by staff to assist with maintaining privacy compliance in their jobs. The incumbent will create and promote activities to foster privacy awareness within the organization, and evaluate the needs for privacy training for all levels of staff. The incumbent will present the information to the Chief Privacy Officer for review and approval.
Closing Date: April 20, 2018