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Senior Health Information Analyst, Toronto Public Health

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 2, 2017

Full-Time Temporary (approx. 6 months)
$39.95 - $43.44 per hour

Reporting to the Manager, Health Informatics of the Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Directorate, the Senior Health Information Analyst will be responsible to support the migration and integration of CDC data sources into the Toronto Public Health Datamart Data Warehouse and to support operational, workload, and strategic reporting in the Directorate.

Major Responsibilities:
Participates in strategic and operational planning for issues related to CDC reporting/analytics of CDC-related information systems.

  • Provides feedback and makes recommendations specific to future data needs, design and delivery of analytical products, design of information delivery methods, designing of training and knowledge transfer activities.
  • Identifies new opportunities, technologies and methods for CDC-related information systems, and reporting and dissemination mechanisms.
  • Develops and monitors progress of work plans and project plans, identifies barriers and proposes solutions.
  • Develops, trains and supports users in the use of analytic dashboards and reports developed with Business Intelligence software including Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), IBM Cognos BI and Crystal Reports.
  • Supports CDC program data stewards identification and resolution of data quality issues through the use of data profiling tools and data cleansing processes.
  • Supports program data stewards in the creation and maintenance of program and enterprise meta-data (names, meaning and business rules) and defines meta-data access and integration needs.
  • Applies proven analytical approaches to identify errors or limitations in data, and implements processes and to improve data validity.
  • Develops quality assurance methods and monitors quality assurance for CDC information systems, analytical procedures and health information reports.
  • Designs and maintains new CDC information systems and data bases and extracts data from existing data bases to create relevant datasets for analysis.
  • Defines data needs and selects methods and procedures for collecting and analyzing health data.
  • Develops documentation and procedures for databases and health status information systems.
  • Writes and executes computer programs for data extraction, data set creation and analysis using spreadsheets and software packages (e.g., Excel, Access, SAS, SPSS).
  • Prepares and disseminates health status information in various forms including reports, charts, graphs and maps based on analysis of existing or generated data for internal and external users.
  • Orients staff to available databases and the use of population health information in programme development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Responds to enquiries regarding health status data and related information systems.
  • Responds to requests for ad-hoc report generation of program-specific information system data.
  • Designs data collection and survey instruments including coding formats, questionnaire design and data entry and storage.
  • Provides support and consultation to divisional programs and services.
  • Represents the division on internal and external committees dealing with data and health status information.
  • Liaises with City departments and external agencies to obtain and/or share health related data.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • A University degree in health sciences, biostatistics or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Considerable experience in a public health or related agency.
  • Extensive experience using business intelligence software (e.g. Cognos) and familiarity using other software packages and programming languages currently used to collect, analyze and report population health data.
  • Considerable experience applying basic population health statistical methods.
  • Experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other software packages relevant to the analysis and presentation of population health data.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of database design and programming.
  • Familiarity with current public health issues, epidemiological concepts, trend analysis and forecasting techniques. Subject matter expertise in communicable disease reporting would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of mapping using geospatial software, i.e. ArcGis, MapInfo.
  • Knowledge of analytic dashboards using business intelligence software, i.e. OBIEE, IBM Cognos BI and Crystal Reports.
  • Knowledge of data profiling tools and data cleansing processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, to prepare written reports, and to display statistical data in appropriate and understandable formats.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet changing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment, take initiative and respond to competing priorities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (i.e., occasional evenings and weekends) when necessary.

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The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

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Please apply online, only, by Friday, June 2, 2017, by visiting http://www.toronto.ca/jobs . Please follow the instructions to submit your application.