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Data Analyst, Health Surveillance - BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, Canada

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We enable health services providers to become leaders in providing patient-centered health care, using enterprise standards and frameworks to deliver useful information and clinical tools reliably and consistently, anytime, anywhere. IMITS manages over 300 applications across business, clinical and research environments, serving over 50,000 front line, administrative and research staff to enable over 4.8 million patient encounters a year. As a successful candidate, you will deliver support to enable PHSA, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care (PHC) to become leaders in providing patient-centered health care. You have initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem solving abilities, as well as excellent communication skills.

  • Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time,
    Temporary, Casual, Contractor
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior
  • Travel: Minimal

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful in an IMITS role at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Focused
  • Problem Solver
  • Technologically Savvy


Information Management/Information Technology Services (IMITS) is a service of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages, and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. IMITS boasts a complement of 800 full-time staff who provide tech support and services to 50,000+ staff across PHSA, Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, Serve with purpose.


"We are fortunate to have an amazing team of intelligent, reliable and dedicated professionals. Our health care system depends on a number of systems and technologies to function correctly and efficiently, and your commitment to this organization does not go unnoticed. Thank you for the incredible contributions that you make - not only enable the health system today but to help transform the system for the future to improve patient and provider experiences."

Shannon Malovec Executive Vice President, Digital Health & Information Services

"I haven't been in any other workplace where the managers or teams have been so supportive of my development or pushing me to try new things."

John Panzo Business Analyst, Project Services

"No two days are the same. It's a lot of analysis, a lot of thinking. If you like to pull things apart and bring them back together and make it something better."

Shukri Ahmed Clinical Lead

Benefits and Perks

Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.

  • Healthcare

    Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

    Discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs

  • Retirement Plans

    Enrollment in defined benefit Municipal Pension Plan

  • Professional Development

    The opportunity to grow and advance your skill set in a large scale environment

  • Work/Life Balance

    We encourage "You" Time For Activities that inspire and motivate

  • Collaboration

    Work with individuals bringing expertise from a variety of backgrounds

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Data Analyst, Health Surveillance - BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, Canada

Data Analyst, Health Surveillance

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver BC


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


A fully-integrated member of the dynamic Influenza & Emerging Respiratory Pathogens team, this position supports all related aspects of surveillance and evaluation monitoring and analysis as part of a closely-collaborating laboratory-epidemiology team. This includes tracking, tabulating and graphically illustrating influenza and other non-influenza respiratory virus (NIRV) and emerging respiratory virus (ERV) activity, provincially, nationally and internationally, contributing to bulletins, updates and alerts as indicated. It includes supportive database assembly and analysis underpinning leading edge evaluations of seasonal and pandemic vaccine coverage and effectiveness (e.g. influenza and COVID-19).  The position offers significant opportunities for rapid response knowledge generation and translation with global impact.

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.


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 also have the ability to:


  • Write data management and analysis programs using data programming tools such as SAS or R.
  • Create data visualizations.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Operate related equipment
  • Carry out the duties of the position.


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 psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
$36.41 to $38.49 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4R4
Hours of Work: 
Monday-Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 


What we do


The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC. BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


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.


Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA and BCCDC are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



ATTN: PHSA Employees:


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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of June 16, 2022. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.


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