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. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered please attach a resume and cover letter with your application.
As an Information Access and Privacy Associate Advisor in a fast-paced environment, you will be responsible for the processing of personal access requests which includes the reviewing of records; preparing fee estimates; liaising with third parties and other public bodies as necessary; and making recommendations on the disclosure of information while identifying sensitivities and issues. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing the intake of access requests to AHS under Part 1 and Part 2 of the FOIP Act and OIPC mediation & inquiries, providing expert advice and consultative services regarding collection, use and disclosure of personal and personal health information to AHS program areas and provide advice regarding access to information to the general public, and statistical analysis of legislative compliance for access requests. 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. 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.
Classification: Associate Advisor
Department: General Counsel/Privacy
Primary Location: Seventh Street Plaza
Negotiable Location: Within Edmonton Zone
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Posting End Date: 10-AUG-2020
Date Available: 31-AUG-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: $22.84
Maximum Salary: $38.07
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
A diploma in a related discipline. A minimum two (2) years of a combination of FOIP related work and years of experience in private and/or public sector environment or in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. A working knowledge of the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and Health Information Act (HIA) and the legislated processes in regards to processing FOIP and HIA access requests. Working knowledge in Microsoft Office (including Word, Outlook, and Excel) and Adobe Pro.
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. Demonstrated superior customer service, relationship building & networking skills. Demonstrated superior writing, editing, reviewing & proofreading skills. Effective communication, critical thinking, organizational, and consultation skills, as well as a keen attention to detail are necessary.
University degree in a related discipline. Experience using ATIPXpress. Working knowledge of Alberta’s health care sector. Experience interpreting and applying legislative principles. Experience processing personal access requests and/or disclosures. Two (2) years or more working in a FOIP access specific role. A certificate from an accredited information access or privacy program would be an asset. (ex. CIAPP or CIPP/C).