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Business Analyst, Data & Analytics - BC Cancer Vancouver

Business Analyst

Data & Analytics, BC Cancer Vancouver


Reporting to the Sr Manager, Cancer Analytics and Performance Management, the Business Analyst is responsible for providing analytics support across all BC Cancer services. This includes working in close collaboration with program leaders to support BC Cancer’s transition to a new clinical information system. The business analyst supports the gathering of analytics requirements from various programs and work with technical resources to ensure requirements are met by new solutions. In addition, the Business Analyst review, analyze and report on data to support the planning and evaluation of cancer services and programs. The position provides data and metrics related to the strategic goals and performance of BC Cancer programs.

What you’ll do

  • Produce program evaluation performance metrics and tools to provide accurate and high quality analysis of key indicators, including outcomes, quality and safety, data standards, in ensuring continuous quality improvement.
  • Ensure internal, external and public reporting needs are met by gathering and negotiating reporting requirements from customers and stakeholders, communicating requirements to technical resources and following up with stakeholders regularly to develop and implement an examination process for the final reports.
  • Analyze operational problems and recommends innovative solutions by critically evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, decomposing high-level information into details, abstracting up from low-level information to a general understanding, distinguishing user requests from the underlying true needs, and driving and challenging business assumptions.
  • Collaborate with program leaders and provincial partners to monitor program plans, measure progress towards goals and objectives, and identify the key factors that account for any deviation from stated goals and objectives.
  • Identify issues with complex data and take initiative in working out optimal solutions with appropriate stakeholders to improve accuracy, timelines, coordination and other data issues.
  • Develop reports, dashboards, presentations and briefing documents for multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide health planning, program development, and project management support for new initiatives and business cases. Leads the development of processes to analyze the functionality and effectiveness of program delivery and recommend improvements.
  • Keep up-to-date about new initiatives, developments, trends and best practice in evaluation and monitoring through literature reviews and contact with key stakeholders from other organizations. Communicate information and makes recommendations to program leaders.



What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Business, Analytics, Health Informatics, Health Sciences, or related discipline plus a minimum of five (5) years of recent experience in complex data analysis, health evaluation, project/program management, preferably in a large, multi-site health care environment.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform accurate advanced data manipulation, analysis, and information presentation using Microsoft Office suite, database and statistical software.
  • Knowledge and experience in project management, strategic planning and project implementation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing professional reports and presentation materials.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task without supervision.
  • The ability to communicate complex and technical ideas in simple language.
  • A demonstrated ability to exercise tact, good judgment and initiative. 



What we bring


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 professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and spiritual and psychological health & safety programs.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.



Regular, Full-Time
601 West Broadway, Vancouver, V5Z 4C2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0900-1700
Requisition Number: 113714




What we do


BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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