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Health Data Analyst, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Guelph, Ontario
Deadline January 25, 2018

Job Details

Job Title: J1217-0508 Health Data Analyst
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Desired Salary: 30.65 $CAD /Hour to 36.06 $CAD /Hour
Reports to: Manager, Health Analytics
Closing Date: January 25th, 2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is a community-centred agency dedicated to promoting and protecting the health of Wellington County, Dufferin County and Guelph communities. Our team works to achieve this each and every day by offering important, evidence-based health information, programs and services. Our goal is to support our community members in achieving their highest level of health.

Joining our team will involve working with passionate people and performing meaningful work that will support a healthier community for over 272,000 area residents. We believe it’s important to promote health in our own workplace, because in order to be our best, we have to feel our best. At Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health our goal is to help maintain not only the physical, but emotional, financial and social health and well-being of our team. Our employees enjoy a competitive compensation package, professional training and development opportunities and a healthy work-life balance.

The Health Data Analyst is responsible for extracting, manipulating, interpreting, analyzing and explaining health-related data from local, provincial and federal data sources. Develop and present descriptive reports.

Will support Geographical Information Systems (GIS) development and use within the agency. Generate maps for communication, program planning and evaluation initiatives.

Will provide professional advice and support on the creation and implementation of appropriate data gathering instruments.

Will investigate, analyze and develop methods, processes and procedures to increase the efficiency of health database use by end-users, and to achieve and maintain a high level of data quality. Will provide reference material to document best-practices for data management methods and procedures. Provide training and technical support to staff.

Will research and implement software applications that increase efficiency in program areas

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Investigate and analyze internal, provincial and federal databases. Generate reports.
  • Evaluate the usability and limitations of health databases.
  • Develop internal methods, processes and procedures that strive to achieve high data quality.
  • Develop internal best practices and auditing processes.
  • Work with government agencies to analyze, evaluate and solve database inefficiencies.

Hours of Work: Regular office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Position Effective: February 12th, 2018


  • 4 Year Undergraduate Degree in research data related field
  • Minimum 3 year practical work related experience.
  • Communication Skills including Presentation and Writing Skills
  • Technical Skills, Computer Programming Skills, Database Management
  • Data Interpretation Skills, Data Manipulation
  • Generation of Reports, Performance Statistical Analysis.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Skills
  • Epidemiological Skills
  • Problem Solving/Troubleshooting
  • Time Management, Organizational Skills
  • Knowledge Exchange skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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Closing Statement:

We thank all applicants, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

WDG Public Health is an equal opportunity agency. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine eligibility.

WDG Public Health is committed to providing accommodations during the recruitment process for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation(s), please advise Human Resources in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.