January 22, 2019
February 5, 2019
777 Bay St.
$86,240.00 - $107,800.00/Year
We’ve built an electronic health record system with networks to connect health organizations and sole practitioners across the province. Having rapid access to complete, up-to-date and accurate information puts health care providers in a better position to provide the best possible care and today more than 154,000 clinicians have access to important patient information like lab tests, diagnostic images, and hospital reports. We’re working closely with health care professionals, hospitals, community-based providers, Local Health Integration Networks, Canada Health Infoway and vendors to develop the best solutions for Ontario’s 14 million residents.
Mission: At eHealth Ontario, our mission is clear: We’re revolutionizing health care delivery in the province. Thinking big comes naturally to us. After all, we work with the most advanced technology available, and on some of the biggest and most challenging projects in Canada.
The Privacy Officer is a senior member of the Privacy Advisory Services Team, which provides
consultative support and advice to enable effective identification and management of the
Agency’s privacy risks and obligations, including those required to achieve and maintain its
designation as a Prescribed Organization. The Privacy Officer will be the subject matter expert,
and responsible for the provision of advisory services, for a designated subset of Agency
products and services.
Your Chance to Shine:
- Leading the development, documentation and periodic review of privacy policies
and procedures, as assigned;
- Independently conducting privacy impact assessments;
- Leading the investigation of privacy incidents to identify privacy breaches and
support response through all phases of the incident response process, including
privacy analysis, root cause analysis, development of appropriate mitigation
strategies, and drafting and reviewing associated communications and reporting;
- Providing advice, drafting and documentary review services to the Privacy
Operations Team, as required, to enable effective evaluation and response to
patient inquiries, complaints and requests of any kind;
- Reviewing, developing and coordinating appropriate action plans to address
findings of privacy audits and monitoring;
- Identifying and assessing privacy risks and providing advisory and consultative
support to risk owners to develop appropriate mitigation plans;
- Ensuring assigned risks are added to the Agency’s risk register and monitoring to
ensure compliance with risk mitigation plans and associated timelines;
- Representing the Agency in external committee and working groups, as assigned;
- Contributing actively to all aspects of the Agency’s preparations to become and
remain a Prescribed Organization, including planning, leading internal
stakeholders through required readiness work, and preparation of any and all
associated documentation and reporting;
- Participating privacy training and information, such as PIA summaries and
privacy safeguarding descriptions that are required to meet the Agency’s
- Coaching and transferring privacy skills and knowledge of the Agency to more
junior members of the Privacy Advisory Team;
- In all of the above formulating solutions that are both enabling and analytically
sound, taking into account the Agency’s various obligations, including but not
limited those as a Prescribed Organization.
Your Skills Make the Difference:
Technical Knowledge & Skills
- Significant, demonstrated knowledge and experience of access and privacy
requirements and practices, preferably related to the health and public sectors:
o Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)
o Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)
- Substantial knowledge of and experience with health information, health data
flows and related technologies;
- Exceptional analytic and creative problem-solving abilities;
- Strong written and verbal communication;
- Discretion and ability to remain calm and be a credible and commanding advisor
- Demonstrated aptitude for building trusted relationships, and a reputation for
sound judgment and pragmatism, with internal clients and stakeholders;
- Proven abilities to work both collaboratively and independently;
- Demonstrated ability to instruct and mentor more junior staff;
- Strong organizational skills and ability to focus and match effort to risk,
importance and complexity.
- The minimum level of education to perform this job competently is equivalent to completion of a University (bachelors’) degree plus eight years of directly related work experience.
- Recognized access and privacy designation (CIPP/C).
Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm, with some afterhours work required
As a condition of employment, this position is subject to the successful completion of the following pre-employment conditions:
- Reference Check
- Criminal Background Check
Applicants may be required to undergo additional background checks as required for the position.
Bring your knowledge and expertise to our team and contribute significantly to the province's eHealth initiative. Solid career advancement opportunities and superior benefits are some of the other advantages you'll find at eHealth Ontario.
We regret that only those candidates qualifying for an interview will be contacted by a member of the Talent Acquisition team. We encourage you continue to refer to our career page as new opportunities become available and updated on a regular basis.
eHealth Ontario is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs. Thank you again for your interest in eHealth Ontario!
eHealth Ontario is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.