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CIHI: Senior Analyst, Analytical Products


This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted May 30, 2021.

Who we areWe are an organization comprised of industry thought leaders who are passionate about health data and want to make a difference in the health care field.

We are an independent, not-for-profit organization and together with our partners we provide essential information on Canadas health systems, enabling decisions that lead to healthier Canadians.

As a valued member of the CIHI team, you and your work will have a pivotal role in the evolution of Canadas health care systems.CIHI is recognized as an exceptional place to work that embraces diversity, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation.At CIHI, we recognize what matters to our employees.

Some of the benefits of working at CIHI includeGenerous vacation daysFlexible benefits program from your first day on the jobHOOPP Pension Plan (Defined Pension)Retirement Planning ProgramWork-life balanceCareer Planning ProgramLearning and Professional Development ProgramWhy is this role important?The Senior Analyst, Analytical Products, has an important role in the production of key deliverables related to the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), and the Hospital Morbidity Database (HMDB) databases at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Major activities include preparing updates to analytical products, processing data, participating in ad-hoc/media requests and creating data quality documentation.

The Senior Analyst may also participate in expert advisory committee meetings and make presentations to stakeholders as required.What youll do1.

Leads and maintains all phases of annual data updates, including the production and updating of relevant documentation, updating and executing SAS code, and preparing data tables for release and dissemination.2.

Ensures accuracy and continued improvement of databases through activities such as the review/investigation of data quality issues, and effectively addressing these issues in the documentation.3.

Assists with the methodological development of new analyses.

Writes and executes SAS code required for the development, computation, analysis, and/or verification of data in analytic or data quality reports.4.

Prepares related documentation as required, including technical documentation and interpretive text.5.

Works with other members of the team supporting the analysis and dissemination of health information statistics, including but not limited to data verification and preparation of data for publication.6.

Provides analytical support to respond to media and other ad-hoc data requests and special studies.

Liaises with key stakeholders to fully define data and/or analytical requirements7.

Participates in the design of test strategies/test cases, develops code and scripts and provides analytical support to ensure accurate and comprehensive testing of upgrades and enhancements to data collection and reporting systems.8.

Develops and maintains detailed knowledge of data and tools (e.G.

SAS, Excel) used to produce standard and ad hoc outputs.9.

Ensures adherence to CIHI’s privacy and confidentiality of health information principles and policies when using and disseminating information.10.

Contributes to key activities of the Acute and Ambulatory Care Information Services branch as required, including coordination of activities with the other program areas.What youll bring to the table Proficiency with data manipulation and statistical software, including SAS.

Knowledge of medical terminology.

Ability to develop data quality measures and resolve data anomalies and discrepancies.

Experience in use of Microsoft Office applications.

Excellent interpersonal as well as verbal and written communication skills.

Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

Proven time management skills, and the ability to prioritize responsibilities and work effectively to meet deadlines is essential Ability to work independently and self-learn.

Previous experience working with DAD, NACRS or HMDB data would be an asset.

Experience working with business intelligence/reporting tools would be an asset.

Fluency in English required, bilingualism is an asset.Basic Qualifications Undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, Health Informatics, Statistics, Social Sciences or a related field.

A graduate degree would be an asset.

Three to five years of experience working with relational databases / large datasets, including manipulation, analysis, maintenance, and troubleshooting.