We are looking for a Privacy Lawyer who will provide legal support on privacy matters  while working closely with the AHS Privacy group and CPO.

Detailed Position Description:

Delivering effective legal advice and solutions on complex matters, particularly in relation to health information and personal information matters, with little supervision. Delivers quality services in a timely manner to support critical operational matters. Identify solutions to complex, time-sensitive issues and requests while appropriately managing risk. Communicates legal advice (rights, obligations and liabilities) in a succinct and coherent manner to clients. Consults with and seeks stakeholder input from clients, legal colleagues, AHS Chief Privacy Officer and their team, AHS General Counsel and other professionals, as appropriate. Identifies service delivery, business and operational issues and raises them with senior leadership. Provides legal opinions and memoranda. Conducts Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner Inquiries for access and privacy related matters. Keeps current, and educates client groups, on developments and changes to legislation and legal jurisprudence. Supports commitment to the AHS vision, mission, values and strategies. Fosters and maintains positive and effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Classification: Legal Counsel
  • Union: Exempt
  • Location Details: Eligible to work hybrid (on/off site) within Alberta
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 75
  • Minimum Salary: $56.34
  • Maximum Salary: $98.96

Required Qualifications:

Qualified to practice law in Alberta and a member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta. Previous legal practice with a privacy focus. Demonstrated knowledge as a practicing lawyer in privacy matters with excellent legal and analytic skills.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated expertise in Alberta privacy legislation including the Health Information Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Experience negotiating and drafting privacy provisions in commercial agreements as well as standalone Data Sharing Agreements and Information Management Agreements. Also, an understanding of privacy impact assessments, to be able to provide privacy advice. Experience in conducting OIPC Investigations, Inquiries, and Complaints on behalf of public sector entities is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of cybersecurity risks facing large, complex organizations as well as knowledge of the role privacy plays in analytics, research, and artificial intelligence in the Healthcare space. Privacy qualifications such as: University of Alberta: Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate; Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP); Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM); and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) would be considered an asset.

Application Submission Information:

To view the full job add and apply online, please visit: https://careers.albertahealthservices.ca/jobs/legal-counsel-privacy-330743


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