Public Health Information Analyst

Public Health Information Analyst

Job Description

Job Title: Public Health Information Analyst (Multiple Opportunities)
Work Site: Public Health Surveillance Unit – Vancouver, BC


Start Date:



Temporary Full Time

As soon as possible until approximately March 2021


Days off: Rotating (weekend coverage will be required)

Reference#: 130785-kch


Come work as a Public Health Information Analyst with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Public Health Information Analysts to join the Public Health team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Public Health Information Analyst with VCH you will:

  • Work with the Outbreak PODs that have been created to respond to COVID 19, providing the Case and Contact Tracing (Outbreak PODs are interdisciplinary teams with a Public Health Physician, Communicable Disease Nurse, Public Health Nurse and Environmental Health Officers).
  • Provide data management and analytical support for health assessment and disease surveillance functions of the Unit.
  • Participate in data management, intake, and POD team member activities.
  • Play a role in compiling regional public health data to support program areas within the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer.
  • Work closely with Medical Health Officers, Public Health Nurses, Environmental Health Officers, Prevention Services, Population Health, Health Protection, Emergency Management, Regional Planning, Population Continuums, Decision Support Services, as well as external colleagues at other regional health authorities and provincial authorities.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver’s North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and “going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Health Informatics, Health Sciences, Public Health or related discipline, supplemented by two (2) to three (3) years’ recent, related technical experience with health information or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Preference is given to candidates with recent experience of using different sources of health information.
  • Familiarity with Epidemiology is an asset
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office package software, especially Excel and Outlook, is an asset.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health data sources and data quality issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to take the lead responsibility for delivery of selected routine reports including obtaining, collating and analyzing data and information from different sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of the Surveillance Unit team responding promptly and effectively to internal and external requests for data and information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to share and develop resources, knowledge and skills in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assessment and surveillance functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain current knowledge and technical skills necessary to work effectively as a public health analyst.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize a variety of software applications (including GIS) at an advanced level to develop databases, conduct statistical analyses and prepare reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in using online resources for collating and disseminating health information.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

Click HERE to apply.