Data Governance Specialist (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary


In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Specialist, Data Governance supports and enables high quality, robust, effective, accurate and accessible data to support patient care in championing the development and implementation of the Data Governance framework in Interior Health (IH). The Specialist is responsible for development, implementation, improvement and/or sustainment of data ownership, knowledge, access, quality, policies and supports.


• Identifies opportunities pertaining to the use of information assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the organization and represent data as a strategic business asset.
• Supports the development and implementation of an enterprise wide data governance framework, with a focus on improvement of data quality and the protection of sensitive data through modifications to organization behavior policies and standards, principles, governance metrics, processes, related tools and data architecture.
• Works with leaders to ensure clear accountability for stewardship of IH principal data and information assets and establish consistent data stewardship activities involving data quality, definition, security, privacy, standardization and usage within appropriate roles, department and subject areas.
• Leads the development of a data quality framework and data management lifecycle processes and policies related to collection, access, usage, storage, transfer and destruction of data that are critical for optimal use of the organization’s data and information assets.
• Establishes consistent data access controls and practices in an entreprise environment, including data classification, anonymization, role-based personas and access granting to protect information assets.
• Promotes data literacy through the communication and education of stakeholders using business terms and translates academic parts of the data governance discipline into meaningful content in the business context, targeting training in the capabilities that the workforce needs to be successful.
• Establishes communities of practices, 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.

• Supports alignment of data governance activities to organizational strategies and priorities, including assessment of data and analytics maturity and related risks associated with organization projects and initiatives.
• Acts as an expert for Data Governance queries, including escalation point for client concerns.
• Works with Data Services and Digital Health other IH staff to support timely, reliable, and consistent data reporting and analysis.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also 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.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience
• A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management or Business Administration with completed course work in a health-related discipline. A Master’s degree is preferred.
• A minimum of five years of experience of data management, linkage, analysis, interpretation, and reporting, including experience working in a complex, computerized environment with large-scale data or project management and oversight experience.
• Broad knowledge of healthcare data and analytics is a definite asset
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a healthcare setting.

Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge 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.
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment with limited supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, manage, and implement organization-wide projects.
• Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities, reprioritize tasks, establish priorities to meet deadlines.
• 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, including the ability to collaborate within a multi-team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to develop engaging presentations 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.


Starting salary is approximately from $80,935 to $116,344 and will be based on education, training and experience.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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 internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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