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Surveillance Systems Coordinator PICNet

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


In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Reporting to the PICNet Senior Epidemiologist and working closely with key stakeholders in the regional health authorities, the Surveillance Systems Coordinator plays a key role within the PICNet Management Office (PMO), focused primarily on database management and maintenance services in support of infection control surveillance, evidence base practice, education and training. The Coordinator ensures quality and integrity of data for the various information systems designed to house data on health care associated infections (HAI), performs regular analysis of data, and supports the HAI surveillance system used by the PMO and the regional Health Authorities including planning system development, enhancement, and maintenance. The Coordinator also assists in applied research activities and complex statistical analysis consistent with the functions of PICNet as a provincially supported infection control knowledge collaborative, providing guidance and advice on health care-associated infection prevention and control in BC. This position supports  the Provincial Infection Control Network of BC (PICNet) team.

What you’ll do 

  • Maintains large databases of statistical data and develops or adapts new technology and analytical software to maximize collection, recording and utilization of data. Uses query languages to retrieve information and design reports. Monitors data quality, ensures data integrity and corrects data errors.
  • Performs quantitative data analysis using descriptive and statistical methodologies and computerized statistical software, identifies issues/trends, communicates findings, and formulates recommendations. Reviews, assesses and synthesizes complex research findings from scientific literature and other lines of evidence to create knowledge translation documents that are succinct summaries.Plans system development, enhancement, and maintenance including performing budget and risk/impact analyses. Develops and executes project plans for implementation.
  • Manages security for File Systems and Networks and determines and authorizes the level of access for various applications. Troubleshoots problems with HAI information system and consults with Information Management Information Technology Department or application vendor to correct the problem. Notifies users of any disruptions in service.
  • Provides training to users and ongoing user support on epidemiological and statistical software applications. Prepares and maintains documentation and reports such as user guides, data collection procedure manuals, data security policies, and data dictionaries.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in: Health Information Science, Science, or Computer Science and three years’ experience as a data analyst in community health and/or the health information field.
  • Other assets include:
    • strong teamwork skills with a demonstrated ability to coordinate work and manage projects;
    • strong networking skills and the ability to establish good working relationships with stakeholder and user groups;
    • strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work with multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral groups;
    • excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills;
    • knowledge of descriptive statistics, statistical inference and logistic regression;
    • knowledge of standard software packages, spreadsheet, statistical, graphical, database, communication and web software;
    • knowledge of PC systems and applications;
    • familiarity with health-related terminology;
    • knowledge of the principles of communications and web-based technologies, superior writing skills and ability to create web-based content and material;
    • experience in writing web content and in developing and managing web-based applications;
    • and physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

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
#504-1001 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 4E4
Closing date:
Until Filled
Hours of Work: 
08:00-16:00 Monday-Friday
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What we do


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 is 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.