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Data Analyst, Health Surveillance - BC Centre for Disease Control

Data Analyst Health Surveillance, Surveillance Analysts

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, BC



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 and 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.
  • Manage and querying data in large relational or multidimensional databases and data warehouses an asset.
  • Create data visualizations.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Carry out the duties of the position.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Commit to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


You have knowledge of:

  • Standard software packages, spreadsheet, statistical, graphical, database, communication and web software.
  • PC systems and applications.
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Health-related terminology.


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, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type: Two (2) Regular, Full-Time Opportunites
$36.41 to $38.49 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4R4

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Requisition # 
144821 Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 08:00-16:00/08:30-16:30

Requisition # 145203 Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 08:00-16:00/08:30-16:30


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




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.


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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.


Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.



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