The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
Cardiac Services BC is an agency of PHSA and is responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and, in some cases, funding cardiac services across the province in collaboration with senior administrators and physicians in the other health authorities. A centrally planned and coordinated approach to cardiac services - medical, surgical and diagnostic - will guide the province in defining both the scope of services offered and the expectations of service.
Cardiac Services BC
Regular Full-time Opportunity
The Cardiac Epidemiologist is responsible for independent and collaborative analyses, interpretation and reporting of cardiac data for Cardiac Services BC, the Ministry of Health Services, care providers and administrators in the Health Authorities. This position supports the monitoring of cardiac interventions and cardiac service performance indicators for planning, implementation and evaluation of cardiac care in BC. The Epidemiologist is responsible for tracking trends and identifying emerging issues that impact on cardiac services and health outcomes. The Epidemiologist contributes to statistical reports and is responsible for knowledge translation and dissemination of information generated by the CSBC. In addition, this position promotes the use and profile of the Cardiac Services BC Registry for outcomes research
You possess a level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters in Epidemiology or Health Statistics, plus a minimum of three (3) years recent related experience in public health or acute health care, preferably with a cardiovascular focus.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with proven knowledge translation/dissemination skills are required. You have formal training in epidemiology, descriptive statistics, statistical inference and modeling. You understand privacy and confidentiality issues related to sharing and analyzing health data. Strong analytical, problem-solving and system analysis skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information needs are key indicators of your success in this position. You are expected to have the ability to function in a self-directed manner and handle multiple concurrent tasks.
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We will be accepting applications for this position until the position is filled.
The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.