General Legal Counsel

  • The Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Aug 03, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

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 Privacy Officer the Health Records Technician – Access to Personal Health Information is responsible for facilitating access by patients to their personal health information held by Nova Scotia Health in the Northern Zone (Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou Counties). They provide assistance and guidance to patients and families with completing the requisite forms and paying fees in order to obtain copies of medical records.


The Health Records Technician also processes requests and releases information for third parties including, but not limited to: law firms, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, Workers Compensation Boards, licensing bodies such as the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Department of Community Services, and other third parties following the guidelines for access to personal health information as set forth in the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and NSHA policies.


The Health Records Technician accepts and processes subpoenas, court orders, and production orders and attends court as an agent of NSH to provide medical records for trials and hearings when subpoenaed.


The Health Records Technician collects payments for Access to Personal Health Information, provides estimates for the production of medical records, and generates billing for the same for the Finance Department.

About You

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


  • Grade XII plus graduation from an accredited Health Information Management Program
  • Certified member in good standing of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA)
  • Computer competency with Meditech Modules including Admissions Nova Scotia, Medical Records Nova Scotia, ROI Desktop, Scanning Nova Scotia, Adobe Pro, SEND secure email, and Microsoft Office Suite preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of privacy legislation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under time restraints, meet deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision
  • 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.


**A skills test will be included as part of the selection process

Practice Area(s)

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