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Privacy Associate - Risk and Privacy

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 101527
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: May 21, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:          May 22, 2024 

Deadline:    June 4, 2024 


Department Name


Risk and Privacy

Reporting to Manager, Risk and Privacy, the Privacy Associate is engaged in auditing electronic patient records for privacy breaches.  The Privacy Associate assists the other members of the Privacy Department with the investigation of potential privacy breaches and Freedom of Information requests.  In addition, the Privacy Associate facilities the privacy intake process and directs calls and e-mails to Privacy Consultants and completes privacy audits.

What we offer:

  • Rate of Pay:$28.16 per hour - $35.21 per hour
  • Regular Full-Time
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week 
  • Health and Dental Benefits & Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Employee Wellness Intiatives



As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • Successful completion of a two (2) year diploma in Health Informatics, Business Admin or equivalent acceptable by hospital
  • Privacy, Access, and Information Management Certificate preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years recent, related experience, preferably in a health care setting
  • Proficient knowledge of health privacy legislation in Ontario (Personal Health Information Protection Act – PHIPA), and the role for the provincial Privacy Commissioner
  • Demonstrates confidentiality and respect for privacy of patients and staff information
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Cerner Patient Care System
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of patient family centred care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, 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. 

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
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