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Data Analyst I


Regular, full-time

Does the idea of data, where it comes from, how and why we use it, and under what authority, delight you? Do you get excited by helping people analyze their data?

Data is like a puzzle for you. You enjoy understanding data, linking it to policies, recognizing the relationships of information, how data is classified, who owns it, what legislation enables the College to gather and use it. You have managed databases and data warehouses, and you know how to deliver excellent customer service. 

If this sounds like you, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is hiring a Data Analyst I (DA I) in its Operations department. In this role, you will work closely with the Information Systems Team to identify and facilitate the collection and analysis of accurate and reliable data for BCCNM to make various informed business decisions.

Who we are

Please note: On Sept. 1, 2020, the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) and the College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) amalgamated to become the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

BCCNM is the college empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical and meets the standards that society views as acceptable.

At BCCNM each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is respectful and supports the well-being of every BCCNM employee:

  • Trust is essential
  • Better together
  • Speak the truth
  • Protect the public
  • Stay curious

As a member of the team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workload will be busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance.

What you'll be doing

Reporting to the Manager, Information and Operations Risk, the Data Analyst I (DA I) requires an understanding of BCCNM’s mandate and statutory obligations to collect, process and disclose information under our legislative framework and information sharing agreements signed with external organizations.

The work of the DA I is to identify and facilitate the collection of accurate and reliable data for BCCNM to make informed business decisions for our registrants, support the authorized disclosure of information, and to support operational decision making.

The DA I is responsible for working with data owners to ensure the quality and integrity of data collected and created by BCCNM is accurate and reliable.

Responsibilities

  • Translate the requirements from stakeholders and utilize tools to meet their data needs and to address business requirements.
  • Prepares, cleans, and analyzes the data and to retrieve the data using appropriate tools and/or processes.
  • Implements controls on the lifecycle management of data including, data preparation, data analysis, data modelling, and data evaluation.
  • In consultation with DA II and Manager, operationalizes the delivery of data requests, surveys, reports and to support e-discovery and/or FOI requests.
  • Assesses the data including understanding the interrelationships among data elements, investigating data quality issues, and works with the relevant data owners and stakeholders to correct and/or improve data quality issues.
  • Reviews and maintains a data migration project and/or a national registry.
  • Responds to requests from internal and external stakeholders for data, develops reports, dashboards, and data extracts to meet reporting requirements.
  • Implements and maintains a data glossary and data dictionary which includes defining and classifying information fields.
  • Operationalizes the routine transfer of data with external organizations in accordance with BCCNM’s information sharing agreement.
  • Monitors and verifies that the data extracted from organizational systems is accurate.
  • Responds to and addresses privacy and confidentiality considerations relating to requests for information and reports.
  • Collaborates with Senior Information Systems Security Analyst to improve data integrity, confidentiality, and availability.
  • Collaborates with Records Analysts, Corporate Risk Analyst, Business Analysts, and Systems Analysts to provide a comprehensive level of support for information management to BCCNM and provides indirect support to external stakeholders that seek support from, or collaboration with, BCCNM.
  • Provides direct support to BCCNM on all aspects of data management.

Education & skills

  • A baccalaureate degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics. A Master in Data Science is preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience as a data/information and/or reporting analyst managing and controlling data. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with databases (MS SQL), advanced MS Excel, extract, transform, and load (ETL) frameworks, knowledge of and experience with reporting packages and business intelligence tools.
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of relevant legislation; ethical and legal obligations, guidelines relating to privacy, confidentiality and security of information.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and manage workload within a time sensitive environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to keep track of industry trends in data analytics including artificial intelligence, machine learning.
  • Experience with Dynamics CRM and SharePoint is an asset.
  • Ability to develop and apply statistics and statistical methods in managing large amounts of information, and experience with a range of statistical analysis tools is an asset.
  • Experience in PowerBI, Tableau or other data visualization tools such as Matplotlib/Altair/ggplot are preferred.
  • Experience in Python/R data processing packages are preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to use audience appropriate communication and language to present information, analyze results and convey concepts. 
  • Ability to work outside of regular work hours, on occasion, to ensure the smooth functioning of BCCNM-related systems.

Compensation

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package.

How to apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter, indicating where you learned of this opportunity, to careers@bccnm.ca. Please reference the title Data Analyst I in your subject heading line. The closing date for applications is April 19, 2021.

Screening and interviews will take place as applications are received. The start date for this position is ASAP.

Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates.

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.