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RES O 21R - Research Analyst/Health Information Analyst

Requisition #:  40646
Available Positions:  2
Department: Ministry of Health
Ministry Branch / Division: Health Sector Information Analysis and Reporting Division
Posting Close Date: 2017-05-07
Location: Victoria  -
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Health Services, Policy, Research and Economics
Job Profile: Health_Information_Analyst_Job_Profile.docx
Job Summary:
Health Information Analyst
Research Officer R21
Salary $55,422.02 - $63,164.54 annually

2 positions available.
An eligibility list may be established.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with an analytical background to make a contribution to the delivery of health care in British Columbia, by developing analytical reports and working with clients to understand information needs. 
The Health Sector Information, Analysis and Reporting Division is a dynamic area that is looking for an analyst who is passionate about using health data to assist in improving the health care system in British Columbia. Our team utilizes business intelligence tools to provide senior management with data analysis, expert research, and reports to ensure the Ministry’s corporate strategic initiatives and data quality standards are achieved.

As a Health Information Analyst, you will be responsible for retrieving and validating data from various databases, developing reports, and working with clients to determine information needs and requirements. You may also develop presentations and provide appropriate interpretation and value-added knowledge based on your experience and understanding of the data. Your talents will be utilized towards the development of new reporting methods and options that provide executives with high quality data for decision making.

This position requires you to apply your high standards and attention to detail, while working independently and as part of a team of analysts, health consultants, and senior management. You will rely on your writing, organizational and problem solving skills, as well as your ability to learn quickly, to successfully manage multiple concurrent and overlapping projects that include cross-program areas and diverse stakeholders.
The ideal applicant will have developed an expertise in a range of computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office suite of products) and data analysis and reporting tools such as MicroStrategy, Oracle Discoverer, SAS, SQL, Tableau, allowing for a high level of comfort and ease working with new technology. The ideal applicant is also able to create visual analytics.

This role is ideal for a skilled analyst, adept at researching, interpreting and summarizing large volumes of quantitative and qualitative information

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact ERIC.LARSON@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you experience technical difficulties submitting your online profile, or for more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the “HOW TO APPLY” section below.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Degree or higher in statistics, mathematics, social/health science field, or related field and a minimum of 1 year progressive and recent, related experience*, OR
• Diploma in statistics, mathematics, social/health science field, or related field and a minimum of 4 years progressive and recent, related experience*, OR
• Secondary school graduation or equivalent and a minimum of 6 years progressive and recent, related experience*, OR
• An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience may be considered.

*Recent, related experience must include:
• Experience in data analysis, conducting qualitative and quantitative research, and providing advice and recommendations; health sector preferred.
• Practical research experience gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information, preferably in a health or social science setting.
• Experience with analytical and extraction software (e.g. SAS, SQL, MicroStrategy, Oracle) to write computer programs to extract and manipulate data.

Preference may be given to those with:
• A degree or higher in statistics, mathematics, social/health science field, or related field.
• Experience in visual analystics programming (e.g. Tableau).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover letter required:  NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select "SKIP" on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.

Resume required: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Please read the instructions on how to complete the Online Questionnaire below.

Online Questionnaire:  YES - As part of the application process you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. You need to allot 30-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: The online questionnaire cannot be saved and will time out after 60 minutes. You will need to complete the questionnaire and submit your application within 60 minutes or you will lose any information you have entered.  If you require more time to prepare your responses, copy the questions and prepare your responses outside of the system and paste them into the online questionnaire when you are ready to apply.  Further instructions are provided in the questionnaire and are available on the Apply for a Position page on MyHR.

NOTE: Questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job qualifications noted above so please ensure you include all relevant information about your education and experience such as the date ranges of experience, job titles, and job duties when responding to the questionnaire. Your resume may not be reviewed for shortlisting purposes.



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