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Data Analyst Health Surveillance - BC Centre for Disease Control

Data Analyst Health Surveillance

Epidemiology, BC Centre for Disease Control, $36.41 to $38.49 per hour


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


These roles will support various COVID-19 initiatives including COVID surveillance, overdose surveillance, environmental health surveillance, and data provision within public health reporting warehouse.

What you’ll do

  • Perform data management and preparation activities, including data extraction, transformation, and documentation. Develop and maintain data collection and recording systems such as databases, spreadsheets, and web-sites, including designing ad hoc reports. Write computer code and data queries to capture and edit data, and/or liaises with information systems department for same. Create analytic reporting tools to allow internal and external users to analyze data. Receive and respond to ongoing requests to evaluate data, systems, processes and procedures. Automate routine data management tasks using standard programming tools.
  • Perform descriptive analyses and produces summaries and analytical reports using statistical software and coding, identifying all data limitations that apply.  Identify issues, trends, and developments. Communicate findings to Centre staff and external stakeholders at the local, provincial and federal level.  Automate routine analyses using standard programming tools.
  • Monitor data quality in the information systems like the Public Health Information System and disease databases, proactively identify and communicate anomalies that indicate data quality issues, and ensure that data used for analysis purposes or distributed to stakeholders is of the highest quality possible. Follow up with regional health authorities on missing, erroneous, and duplicate data to achieve high quality data. Correct data errors in a timely manner. Document processes for these procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation and report such as user guides, procedure manuals, metadata, code documentation, data security policies and data dictionaries. 
  • Support data security by assigning and deleting access for various applications and network file systems. Ensure the secure transfer of patient data to stakeholders when authorized to.
  • Assist as needed with gathering data, entering data, researching historical and archival data, accessing on-line databases, performing interviews, and obtaining data from national, provincial and local agencies and individuals.  Link data from separate sources such as the client registry and MSP.


What you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Science or Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a data analyst/scientist, preferably in community health and/or the health information field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

You will have the ability to:

  • Write data management and analysis programs using data programming tools such as SAS or R.
  • Manage and query data in large relational or multidimensional databases and data warehouses an asset.
  • Create data visualizations.
  • Use standard software packages, spreadsheet, statistical, graphical, database, communication and web software.
  • Have knowledge of descriptive statistics, PC systems, and applications.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Operate related equipment
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.

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.


Temporary Full-Time (until March 31, 2022)
$36.41 to $38.49 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Numbers: 105562, 105694, & 105835


What we do


BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.


Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals 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, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


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