Reporting to the Manager, Biostatistics; the Data Analyst is responsible for coordinating cardiac data requests, performing data quality checking and data extraction, preparing information reports and collaborative analyses from the Cardiac Services database. This includes regular data quality monitoring, preparing data for analysis, and generating regular and ad hoc reports for the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), the Ministry of Health (MoH), and care providers in the Health Authorities within British Columbia.
This position supports monitoring of cardiac interventions and cardiac health service performance indicators for use in the planning, implementation and evaluation of cardiac care in the province. This position provides support to the Executive Lead, Director, and Manager as performing management of Data Sharing Agreements (DSA) and Information Sharing Plan (ISP). The Data Analyst advises others within the organization of the potential impacts of the specific terms and conditions of agreements being executed and anticipates questions in order to problem solve in the process of due diligence.
What you’ll do:
Provide support for internal and external cardiac data requests for planning and policy-making as well as research purposes by performing duties including: review of data fields requested, data extraction, data quality checking and cleaning, data manipulation and merging, and information summaries.
Assist the Manager, Biostatistics and the Provincial Director in the development of the DSA to ensure the security of shared records and patient privacy. Confirm with the Manager, Biostatistics, and/or the Provincial Director that the release and sharing of data adheres to the DSA.
Identify and flag potential concerns or issues on material transfer and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements to direct manager before agreements are executed. Ensure documents are complete, dated, signed and executed by representatives of both parties.
Prepare a variety of materials including: confidential correspondence, agreements, project outlines, patent applications, memos, meeting minutes and agendas with guidance from Executive Lead and Director. Compose routine correspondence for the signature of Executive Lead and Director.
Assist the Manager, Biostatistics and the Provincial Director to develop the Information Sharing Plan (ISP) and communicate with MoH or other data sources for data linkage. Link data sources from PHSA databases with other major health information systems such as the MoH hospital discharge database, Pharmanet, Medical Services Plan, and Vital Statistics. Take measures to protect all data and information sources to comply with protection of confidentiality and privacy policies.
Produce regular and ad hoc reports that monitor and benchmark cost, utilization and other quality and performance indicators for selected cardiac services in BC and communicate findings to PHSA staff and external stakeholders at the local, regional, provincial and national levels.
Assist the development of a data quality and change management plan and related strategies to identify and implement prospective and concurrent methods to avoid, reduce and rectify data quality issues.
Consult with data sources on enhancing their data to improve the quality of the final submission to the Cardiac Service data registry. Generate regular data quality reports to enhance consistency of high quality data from clinical sites and hospitals. Participate in a formalized review process for compliance, including a formal review (audit) process.
Provide support for the development and maintenance of data collection and recording systems such as databases, spreadsheets and web sites, including the design of standard and ad hoc reports. Write computer code and data queries to extract, capture and edit data.
Collaborate with appropriate personnel to develop and implement training and educational programs for physicians, data entry clerks, technicians and coders, as well as analysts working with Cardiac Services data.
Identify learning needs that contribute to skill enhancement and career progression for self and fosters a working environment that stimulates learning and inquiry for the team. Take responsibility for keeping up-to-date on new initiatives, developments and trends in cardiac health information sciences. Communicate information and make recommendations to the Cardiac Biostatisticians for evaluation and approval.
What you bring:
A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Public Health and one to three years of experience in Biostatistics.
Demonstrated ability to perform database querying, advanced data manipulation, analysis and information presentation through using relational database and statistical software.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft operating systems, Excel, Access, Word.
Demonstrated ability to use statistical software, such as SAS, R, and Power BI.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues, related data/information, and present information in concise meaningful ways.
Demonstrated organization skills to generate work plans to handle multiple concurrent tasks, meet project deadlines within timeline, scope and budget.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
Ability to understand and interpret data management concepts and processes and communicate complex ideas in simple terminology.
Ability to develop complex and customized queries and reports.
Ability to collaborate and work within a team while working independently.
What’s in it for you:
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job type: Regular Full-Time
Location: 1380 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC
Closing date: Open until position is filled
Reference number: 094953E
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.