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BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), formerly the Emergency and Health Services Commission (EHSC), is supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority. BCEHS will continue with a mandate of providing provincial ambulance and emergency health services under the Emergency and Health Services Amendment Act, 2013. BCEHS oversees BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network. BCEHS is supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority which manages high-quality specialized health care services across British Columbia.


Data Analyst, BCEHS

Temporary Full-time (September 2017 to October 2018)

Req #61426

Pay Rate: $32.71/hour

Victoria, BC


The Data Analyst conducts systems and business analysis and writes extracts, analyses and Business Intelligence reports. The Data Analyst writes new reports and maintains existing reports and data extraction routines for application systems. The reports are for the business areas to allow them to understand and monitor their areas performance. The Data Analyst works with other staff, including the Senior Developer/Architect, Senior Business Analysts, Systems Analysts and Database Administrators, to ensure reports and data extracts are built according to user requirements and departmental standards.


Key Accountabilities

  • Develops specifications for reports and data extracts which impact several functional areas throughout the BCEHS/PHSA by performing duties such as conducting systems analysis to gather detailed information from user departments, developing and documenting reporting and extracting procedures.
  • Extracts, analyzes and reports on data from various database sources such as SQL Server, Oracle, Access, using tools such as MicroStrategy, MS Excel, PL/SQL and data models and data dictionaries. Analyzes data from multiple data sources, developing/improving performance indicators and preparing/publishing reports for various audience groups.
  • Provides support for reports and data extraction routines by performing tasks such as monitoring, maintenance, modification and enhancement tasks according to departmental standards and using tools such as Visual Studio, MicroStrategy, Oracle Developer, and Crystal Reports and other query tools.
  • Maintains contact with the Senior Developer/Architect and/or Senior Business Analysts and/or Systems Analysts and/or Database Administrators with regard to items such as progress issues, and suggestions for data reporting and extraction improvement by performing tasks such as preparing progress reports, and documenting any immediate or potential problems.
  • Identifies issues with data and takes initiative in working out optimal solutions with appropriate stakeholders to improve accuracy, timeliness, connectivity and other data issues.
  • Conducts multi-layer data analysis independently by linking data from multiple health information data sources
  • Ensures work steps/processes are documented so work can be successfully repeated when required.
  • Ensures that appropriate protections are used in handling data and appropriate authorizations are obtained for releasing data/reports.
  • Ensures that Quality Assurance (QA) best practices are maintained by performing tasks such as unit testing, user acceptance testing, code reviews, post implementation analysis and other QA activities to departmental standards.
  • Ensures that deployed data reporting and extraction solutions are sustainable by performing tasks such as change management, documenting programming changes, participating in system implementation, and writing and maintaining system documentation to departmental standards.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



Education, Training and Experience

Education, Training and Experience


Graduation from a recognized degree or diploma program in Computer Science, two years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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