Senior Health Privacy Officer

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Location: Yellowknife

Department: HSS D - Health Privacy

Job Code: 15244

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.


Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Chief Health Privacy Officer, the Senior Health Privacy Officer develops policies and is responsible for providing health privacy policy expertise, strategic advice and analysis in the areas of health privacy and security policy development. In developing policy, the Senior Health Privacy Officer works directly with Department of Health and Social Services Senior Management, Health and Social Services Authority Quality Risk Managers and Electronic Medical Record System (EMR) staff, privacy health care provider professional associations, and other GNWT Departments, as well as consulting and building relations with health privacy experts from other provincial/territorial governments and federally funding agencies. The incumbent has significant latitude in developing policy, analyzing and making recommendations, and ensuring policies reflect the changing needs of the population, promote better patient care, and support the NWT Health Privacy Framework.


Typically, the qualifications for this position are attained by a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, policy studies, or a related discipline with five (5) years of directly related experience working in the field of health privacy and policy development.

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GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15244

Open until filled


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 - $114,134.00 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.