HIA Policy Analyst (Health)

Posting Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: HIA Policy Analyst (Health) 

Job Requisition ID: 29337

Ministry: Health

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date:  Pre-screening July 4, 2022 - Until Suitable Candidate Selected

Classification: Program Services 3

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


The Ministry of Health leads work in the areas of Alberta health insurance and benefits, doctors, hospitals and facilities, and other healthcare supports and information. For more information on the work Alberta Health does, visit this link: https://www.alberta.ca/health-wellness.aspx 


The Health Information Systems Division is responsible for the administration of Alberta’s Health Information Act including health information policy and advice as well as the strategic planning and delivery of information management and technology systems and services that support the strategic goals of the Ministry and the health system.


As a member of the Health Information Act (HIA) Policy team, the HIA Policy Analyst is responsible for managing questions and issues related to the Health Information Act, privacy and information sharing including: Alberta Netcare, Alberta Health Services' Connect Care, My Health Records, Mandatory Breach reporting, and other priority health information initiatives.


This position provides assistance to Albertans through the HIA Help Desk; addressing Albertans questions about the HIA, access and privacy rights, Electronic Health Records, and other HIA related topics. Through the duties of the HIA Help Desk, this position also provides assistance to the health sector, including Alberta Health and Government of Alberta staff with the interpretation and application of the HIA. The HIA Policy Team is also responsible for the coordination and delivery of the mandatory HIA General Awareness Training for all Alberta Health employees and affiliates. 


This position provides policy advice on a variety of HIA related issues. The HIA Policy team has been working on a number of priorities related to the Act and its Regulations, it is critical to have this position filled to ensure capacity to support both the substantial number of priorities in addition to the ongoing operations of the team.


This position exercises considerable interpersonal skills working with the public and other health related organizations as well as departmental, government and external health sector contacts at all levels, to support policy compliance with the 
HIA legislation.


As an HIA Policy Analyst, you will be required to provide policy interpretation and best practice guidelines within the department, across the health system and through community inquiries. The position involves full cycle policy development work, which includes research, development and preparing correspondence, such as reports and briefing materials. You will also be required to develop and maintain HIA training tools and guidelines that will be available for viewing online.


Utilizing your in-depth knowledge of the Health Information Act (HIA), the Freedom of INfromation and Protecion of Privacy Act (FOIP), and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), will allow you to analyze and interpret documentation successfully. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain positive consultative relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and the public.


Furthermore, you are able to demonstrate agility by working in an environment that has shifting priorities, while still successfully managing multiple priorities. You are able to manage your workload independently and prioritize work in a fast-paced unit with competing demands. 


A University Degree in a related field (e.g. Busines, Health Administration or Management), and a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience with research and policy development is required


Required experience includes:

  • In-depth knowledge of the HIA, FOIP and PIPA legislation
  • Experiences researching, analyzing and/or developing policy options
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite 


Preferences will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • Work experience in a Health sector environment 


The following experience is considered an asset

  • Certificate in information Access and Protection of Privacy 


A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of this role is required. 




Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of: 

  • 1 years of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year education 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 


This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf


Overall, you encompass and demonstrate the following behavioral competencies:


  • Agility: Anticipates changing environmental demands and changes behavior accordingly.
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Contributes positively by actively sharing information, and listening and accepting others’ points of view in an open, honest and non-defensive way. 
  • Creative Problem Solving: Asks questions to get to the root issues and generate deep understanding and new ways of thinking about an issue. Ensures that the right questions are being asked about the right problem.


$2,556.10 to $3,355.81 bi-weekly ($66,714.21 - $87,586 per year)


Hours of Work

  • 36.25 hours per week (full time) 


Position Location: 

  • ATB Place North Tower, Edmonton. 


Other information: 

  • Top candidates will be required to undergo security screening. 
  • This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.  


What we offer:


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How To Apply

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Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating your candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 


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Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx


Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  


Resources for applicants:


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jagreet Uppal, at Jagreet.Uppal@gov.ab.ca 


If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.