Information Analyst
Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB

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Reporting to a Manager for Alberta Health Services EMS System Performance & Innovation, this position will ensure effective data and information management for multiple areas within Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Typical Duties:

Compiles data for ah-hoc requests/analysis

  • Identifying data requirements from colleagues and clients
  • Extracting data by writing MS Access queries, SQL server queries or through Business

Intelligence(BI) reporting packages (e.g., Cognos, SAP Business Objects, etc)

  • Checking data quality to ensure data compiled is complete and accurate by applying

accepted business rules

  • Formatting data so it is consumable by others as raw data sets, charts, tables using Excel,

MS Access, Tableau or BI packages

  • Documenting procedures and methodologies used to perform data extracts, analysis and


Compiles regular scheduled reports

  • Developing queries and methods as above to populate data into defined reporting templates
  • Managing ongoing process for completion of these reports including report execution
  • Help transition reports from Access/Excel based to Business Intelligence platform
  • Building custom calculations in queries and reports using formulas and other methods
  • Building custom queries for Quality Assurance audits for clinical care

Input into Department data quality standards and methods

  • Identifying areas for improvement and risks to data quality and efficiency
  • Recommending potential solutions
  • Communicating with colleagues to ensure consistent practice

Specific Qualifications

  • Proficiency in writing MS Access queries from a relational database structure
  • Proficiency creating data presentations in Excel including charts, pivot charts, pivot tables

and connecting to external data sources

  • Experience developing data presentation reports in a reporting package (Business

Intelligence) like IBM Cognos, Business Objects, SQL Reporting service or similar

  • Experience developing Business Intelligence environments (Universes) and database ETL \

considered an asset but not essential

  • Knowledge of VBA or SQL programming would be considered an asset
  • Ability to clear document processes and methodologies
  • Understand of data extraction best practice and risk assessment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients
  • Able to manage various and multiple tasks and projects
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement practices considered an asset
  • A background in healthcare and/ or clinical perspective considered an asset

Applicants should possess either a degree/ diploma or have a minimum of one year of related experience in data analysis. A combination of education and experience relevant to the position may be considered.

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