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Privacy Consultant - Privacy Office

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 100766
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: Hybrid
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:         March 28, 2024

Deadline:    April 10, 2024


Department Name


Privacy Office

Reporting to the Manager, Risk and Privacy, the Privacy Consultant works with team members in the Privacy Office and organizational leaders to ensure the organization develops and maintains a comprehensive privacy of personal health information (PHI) program existing within a very complex and dynamic environment.

The Privacy Consultant functions in an advisory capacity regarding innovative approaches to complex privacy matters. This role provides leadership to multidisciplinary or multi-organizational groups with respect to privacy initiatives and participates in Ontario Health or provincial electronic health record (EHR) initiatives representing the interests of multiple organizations. The Privacy Consultant provides advice in regards to the development and implementation of new components of the organizational privacy program and in response to critical issues that arise related to privacy of PHI. This role requires a privacy expert (content and process) and consultant working with LHSC to ensure the organization is compliant with privacy legislation. As such, this role has subject matter expertise and significant experience and skill working with large complex academic acute care organizations related to privacy of PHI. The Privacy Consultant remains knowledgeable with current and emerging issues and trends in legislation and practices related to privacy of personal information, personal health information, and shared electronic health record systems in a complex environment. 

Rate of Pay:     $43.04 per hour -  $53.80 per hour

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week


  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree in a Health/Business Administration or Related Field or equivalent acceptable to the Hospital
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) preferred
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years recent, related job experience
  • Previous operational experience applying Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) legislation in a hospital setting preferred
  • High level of self-motivation and highly organized time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple complex demands in a dynamic environment, delivering on commitments
  • Excellent mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills with the ability to negotiate win/win solutions and mediate conflict involving multiple players at all levels of an organization, often with competing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including presentation skills) with the ability to communicate objectively and effectively at all levels
  • Advanced skills in using diplomacy and tact in demanding high-pressure situations
  • Demonstrated advanced ability to use discretion and to manage highly confidential information
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Evidence of ongoing commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Proficient ability to achieve successful practice change through the use of influence
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s vision, purpose and values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

LHSC is committed to the principles of hybrid work and may offer this option to employees whose work can be performed in an alternate location, without adverse impact to the operations of the Hospital, inclusive of our Staff and Patient experience. Confirmation of hybrid work options available to you will be clarified upon hire and may be subject to change based on the duties required of your position. Successful candidates will be required to perform work within Ontario and must be available to work on location, as required.


Immunization Requirements:

Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to: 

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;  

  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);  

  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated  

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We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect.  LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.  Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or .

 As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months.

 Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

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