as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager, Information Access & Privacy (IAP), the Privacy Specialist (the Specialist) is a subject matter expert, IAP risk and trend evaluator and program leader in interpreting and applying information access, privacy legislation, standards and principles in a complex hybrid electronic information and technical healthcare environment.
The Specialist is responsible for leading components of and participating in the development, implementation, evaluation and evolution of a comprehensive IAP program within Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).
This includes the development of corporate policies, procedures and guidance tools to build accountable information stewardship and privacy conscious practices that enhance the delivery of quality patient care and services within a complex eHealth environment.
The Specialist assists the Manager and Director by providing leadership, guidance, innovative design and coordination in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that evolve the core IAP operations of information access, privacy analysis and consultation, information governance, legislative compliance, privacy breach management, risk prevention, monitoring and education.
This is accomplished in alignment with privacy and information governance best practices, VIHA's strategic priorities, evolving national, provincial and local eHealth initiatives and conformance standards, policy and legislation.
The Specialist represents the Director and VIHA in provincial and local committees, working groups and activities.
Education, Training And Experience
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Health Information Science, Information Management, Health Administration or related field with evidence of continuing professional development in the area of information privacy and information management plus five (5) years' recent related experience in area of expertise including a minimum of three (3) years at a strategic privacy leadership level.
Skills And Abilities
LEADS COMPETENCIES - Leadership Level 1