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Health Data Analyst

  • Organization BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
  • Location within BC
  • Closing Date Open Until Filled

Permanent Full-time
Location: within BC
Salary Range: $61,718 to $88,720; Hiring Maximum: $77,148
Closing Date: Until Filled

BCPSQC is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that there are a variety of experiences that contribute to the overall qualifications for each role. If you feel that you could excel in this position, but do not necessarily meet the formal requirements, we want to hear from you!

In particular, we encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas at the Council to apply.

Role Summary

Our work leads to better health care for British Columbians. Using evidence-informed strategies, we shift culture, improve clinical practice and accelerate our partners’ improvement efforts to support the best care possible for every person in our province.

Reporting to the Director, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives, the Health Data Analyst is responsible for performing statistical analysis and generating meaningful displays of data to inform data-driven improvements.  This includes working with subject matter experts to determine requirements, processing data from a variety of sources, conducting analyses and preparing reports for presentation to diverse audiences.  Working in partnership with the Council’s quality and clinical leads, the Health Data Analyst will be looked to as an expert in measurement and analysis to support the effective use of data in improvement, research and evaluation.

As a Health Data Analyst, you are passionate, dynamic, smart and strategic. Ideally, you understand how health and community organizations work, and you are comfortable working with a variety of people in health care and community settings.  You are a self-starter, you love to learn from and collaborate with others; are both a doer and thinker, with organizational agility to efficiently support quality improvement initiatives and development of key resources.

Key Accountabilities

  • Receive, analyze and support the interpretation of clinical data, in conjunction with subject matter experts, to inform provincial improvement initiatives. This includes receiving data from multiple sources, cleaning the data as required, analyzing the data, working with subject matter experts to identify meaningful trends and producing findings that can be shared with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Advise Council teams on the creation of robust measurement plans, including the selection of indicators, data collection methods, interpretation and analysis options for multiple purposes such as research, evaluation and improvement initiatives.
  • Develop reports and presentations to share relevant findings with diverse audiences, including the creation of compelling and intuitive displays of data.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and support, to quality and clinical leads, along with external stakeholders, on using data for improvement, evaluation and research.


A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Science, Math, Statistics, Business or Health Administration, or a related program, plus three (3) years recent related experience.  Experience with statistical analysis and quality improvement is preferred, along with a working knowledge of health care data sources and relevant privacy legislation.  Proficiency with a variety of software tools is essential, including Microsoft Office, database software and R and “RStudio” or equivalent.  Experience with Statistical Process Control techniques is an asset.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional analytic capability and attention to detail, including the ability to manage multiple demands and pressures while producing high quality work.  Problem solving, curiosity and self-motivation are essential. Working with a diverse team and external stakeholders, the Health Data Analyst will need to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with tact and diplomacy.

Send resume and cover letter to:
Dallas Smith
Director, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives

Closing date: Until filled

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.