You were made to make a difference. You are a conscientious, detail-orientated, analytical, customer focused privacy professional who is passionate about making things better. Alberta Health Services (AHS) needs someone like you to join our AHS Information Access Services team in the position of Information Access and Privacy Advisor. As one of Canada’s largest employers, AHS recognizes that to ensure the protection of health, personal and business information, AHS relies on our people having the confidence to handle this information in the best interests of our patients, employees and the organization. A part of AHS’ Legal & Privacy Branch, the Information & Privacy team promotes the protection of privacy and access to information throughout AHS, enabling AHS staff to apply privacy principles in their daily work to ensure that our patients’ personal and health information is protected. Delivering health services to over 4.3 million Albertans, AHS is supported by over 110,000 staff, 14,100 volunteers and almost 11,600 physicians practicing in Alberta. AHS is pleased to have once again been named one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, Alberta’s Top 75 employers, Top Employer for Young People and Best Diversity Employer. With AHS, you will find a supportive employer, a career that fits your lifestyle, and endless opportunities to learn and develop. Here, you can make a difference every day while growing your career in privacy and beyond.
As an Information Access and Privacy Advisor in a fast-paced environment, you will assist applicants in accessing information held by AHS within legislated timelines by reviewing records; preparing fee estimates; liaising with third parties and other public bodies; and making recommendations on the disclosure of information while identifying sensitivities and issues surrounding controversial requests. This position will liaise, mediate and prepare submissions to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on access and privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and Health Information Act (HIA) as required. You will also provide expert advice on FOIP policies, procedures, legislation and new initiatives in respect to access and privacy implications as well as provide guidance to AHS staff as required. This position follows the processes in place at AHS to ensure that the organization's disclosure obligations are met in a timely and customer-focused manner under FOIP and the HIA. As a member of a team within the Information & Privacy department, the Advisor will have opportunities to participate in creating training content, promote privacy awareness and develop other tools to support the growth of knowledge of the organization in the areas of Privacy and Information Access. The Information Access and Privacy Advisor is a member of the AHS Information Access Services team within the Information & Privacy department. This position is located in Edmonton.
Department: General Counsel/Privacy
Primary Location: Seventh Street Plaza
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Posting End Date: 29-MAY-2020
Date Available: 15-JUN-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $28.20
Maximum Salary: $48.45
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
A minimum of 2 years' experience working for a public sector or health care organization, within an Information & Privacy, Information Management, Risk Assessment, or an interpreting/application of legislation role. General knowledge of information privacy principles with specific knowledge of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and Health Information Act (HIA) or other similar information access and privacy legislation is required. A University degree in a related discipline (e.g. Business/Public Administration, Information Management, Political Science, Law Degree, etc.).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Proven capacity to lead self and others through change and demonstrated abilities to be solution based in approach will be critical to the success of this position. Experience interpreting and applying legislative principles. Demonstrated superior customer service, relationship building & networking skills, writing, editing, reviewing, proofreading, effective communication, critical thinking, organizational, and consultation skills, as well as a keen attention to detail are necessary. Equivalencies of education and experience will be considered.
CIAPP or CIPP/C Designation. Completion of the University of Alberta IAPP Program. Five years' experience working for a public sector or health care organization, within an Information & Privacy, Information Management or Risk Assessment or interpreting/application of legislation role is preferred. Experience delivering training.