In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager, IM/IT Security, the Specialist, Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Security works as a subject matter expert and lead resource in reviewing existing and proposed computer-based application and data access services. Works within IM/IT and with other VIHA business areas to ensure processes and practices support organizational information security policies and standards.
Responsible for monitoring and tracking use of VIHA data processing infrastructure, conducting investigations and resolving electronic data processing security-related incidents. Recommends and implements security processes, technologies and access methods that align with industry security standards and support the secure, uninterrupted operation of all VIHA technology services.
The Specialist, IM/IT Security deals with sensitive and critical situations and provides training and education to IM/IT and other staff on VIHA security procedures, policies and standards.