Data Analyst

Nova Scotia Health Authority

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 Req ID: 177846
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance – QEII 
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Status: Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 1-May-24


Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Applied Analytics and through the Manager to the Director, Analytics, the Data Analyst provides subject matter expertise of the analytical activities related to Frailty & Elder Care, including how a Frailty Index (FI) and a Frailty Index based on laboratory tests (FI-lab) could be used to improve patient outcomes. The individual will integrate information from various systems to support data-driven decisions, in collaboration with other Analytics team members.


The Data Analyst independently addresses issues and designs decisions of moderate complexity with little or no supervision and delivers clear communication and documentation of complex concepts and issues related to clinical and corporate analytical problems and solutions across the organization.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Degree in a quantitative field, informatics, mathematics / statistics, financial or business required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an analytics-related field required.  Consideration may be given to those with equivalent training and work experience
  • Data extraction using SQL
  • Data manipulation, analysis and modelling using R and/or Python
  • Visualization of results using Tableau Desktop and automation with Tableau Prep Builder
  • Implementation of pipelines using cloud technologies such as Azure
  • Microsoft Office, esp. Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry preferred, familiarity with clinical and administrative hospital functions and departments.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to translate technical concepts into a language adequate for the intended audience
  • Strong interpersonal skill
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to execute through effective delegation, motivation and oversight
  • Experience in data analytics
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


x2 Long assignment, full-time positions, 75 hrs bi-weekly
Beginning as soon as possible with an expected end date of April 2026 (Approximately 24 months)
*Dates are subject to change

Compensation and Incentives

$36.51 – $45.64 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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