Specialist, Data Stewardship

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Specialist, Data Stewardship

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 14, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Specialist
Client Interior Health Authority
Contact Information
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Facility :FLEXIBLE

Position Summary

Come join our Data & Analytics Services (D&A) team as a Specialist, Data Stewardship!

About the Role:

The Specialist, Data Steward is responsible for the overall management of stewardship for the organization including its implementation and the operation of the governance practice. The Specialist is accountable for defining, implementing and enforcing accountability and responsibility of the organization’s data stakeholders with a focus on advancing data quality, governance and literacy.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Establish consistent data stewardship practices in an enterprise data environment, including areas such as data ownership, data movement standards, data access, along with technical and non-technical quality assurance standards.

• Establish a Community of Practice for Stewardship (CoP), encouraging and supporting the use of data and analytics across all levels of the organization, advocating strong data governance and data practices that lead to high quality data.

• Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the information assets.

• Coach and guide data stewards and owners through complex data management concepts in a manner that enables them to see the value of effective data management and data governance.

• Participate in the development of the Enterprise Data story and related communication activities to promote the use of high quality data across IH

• Serve as a bridge between data stewards, business innovators, data producers, data engineers, data scientists, and other knowledge workers across various parts of the organization.

• Monitoring data quality process, identifying data quality issue patterns, applying remediation plans, implementation of data controls, and manage data quality remediation strategies.

• Identify, analyze, and resolve data issues related to uniqueness, integrity, accuracy, consistency, and completeness to support business reporting requirements.

• Define and create controls and procedures to support sustainable data management and governance capabilities across the enterprise in collaboration with privacy and data governance team and technology stakeholders

• Act as expert consultant for escalated issues for data stewardship.

• Works with Data Services and Information Management/Information Technology and other IH staff to support timely, reliable, and consistent data reporting and analysis.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Make a difference. Apply today!

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

Why Interior Health is a Top 100 BC Employer

*Any position that is required to enter a LTC/AL facility to provide services, the successful candidate of that position will be subject to the PHO Order regarding mandatory vaccination.


Education, Training, and Experience
• A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management or Computer Engineering with completed course work in a health-related discipline, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a healthcare setting. A Master’s degree is preferred.
• Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection.
• Knowledge of industry leading data quality and data protection management practices
• Experience working and training users in a large complex, computerized environment
• Broad knowledge of healthcare data and analytics is a definite asset
• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in data management, linkage, analysis, interpretation, and reporting.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment with limited supervision.
• Experience with database management and analytical software.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, manage, and implement organization-wide projects.
• Independent problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
• Strong organizational and planning skills to support accomplishing IH goals/objectives.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to collaborate within a multi-team environment and present to various audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic, fast paced, continually evolving environment.
• General knowledge of current healthcare issues and health information standards
• Flexible, adaptable to change, innovative, and responsive to clients’ needs.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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