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Privacy and Integrity Officer - Organizational Integrity

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Job ID: 74193
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Privacy and Integrity Officer - Organizational Integrity for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $39.24 – $58.86. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Job Summary

Manages privacy and integrity incidents in assigned network for both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Responsible for identifying, assessing and recommending actions regarding privacy and integrity incidents with a goal of compliance with the state and federal laws and PeaceHealth policies. Ensures compliance to state and federal regulations and implements policies and procedures necessary to support PeaceHealth's compliance program. Facilitates network, community, or PHMG leadership in the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of the compliance program. This includes effective systems which promote and support the seven elements of an effective compliance program, HIPAA privacy laws and alignment with PeaceHealth Code of Conduct, Mission and Values.

Essential Functions

  • Manages development, communication, implementation, and monitoring of the PeaceHealth System Compliance and Privacy Program. Supports the System Privacy Officer in response to concerns from external agencies (e.g. OCR and AG).
  • Investigates, consults, and evaluates alleged HIPAA privacy, compliance and proprietary concerns from caregivers, patients and/or family members. Recommends and documents action plans based on the investigation and documents all investigations. Manages the investigation, communication, and follow-up actions.
  • Communicates investigatory outcomes that resulted in breach notification to patients and OCR/HHS. Meets with stakeholders to prioritize additional concerns and determine appropriate level of review.
  • Partners with network executives by providing audit results, compliance concerns, status of investigations, corrective or preventive actions underway and any recommendations for compliance program improvements. Serves as the HIPAA and compliance resource for caregivers in their assigned network and a liaison to leadership for new clinical services, programs and equipment.
  • Works with legal counsel, human resources, risk management, leadership, key departments and committees to ensure that PeaceHealth maintains appropriate privacy and confidentiality authorization forms, and information notices and materials reflecting PeaceHealth’s legal practices and requirements.
  • Facilitates teams related to system-wide approaches for privacy and compliance mitigation. Supports skills and competency development in privacy and compliance, by designing training curriculum, developing program content and providing education to leadership teams, supervisors and caregivers.
  • Develops, revises, coordinates, communicates, and assists with the implementation of Organizational Integrity related policies and procedures; assesses compliance and privacy performance; and communicates plans and expectations to appropriate leadership.
  • Performs initial and annual privacy risk assessments and conducts related ongoing compliance monitoring activities. Analyzes data trends and reports findings related to privacy and compliance. Provides leadership with progress reports and data related to privacy.
  • Reports and investigates perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or PeaceHealth’s Code of Conduct.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training, and experience.

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years Healthcare operations experience including auditing, monitoring, investigating and/or compliance/privacy.
  • Working knowledge and experience with HIPAA.

Credentials

  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Privacy Compliance or Information Privacy Professional required within 2 years of hire.

Skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information. (Required)
  • Proficient in adapting to changing situations and efficiently alternating focus between tasks. (Required)
  • Ability to think and work effectively under pressure and accurately prioritize and complete tasks within established timeframes. (Required)
  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance. (Required)
  • Advanced knowledge of state and federal laws, including but not limited to: OCR/HHS, OIG and state regulations regarding privacy. (Required)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse functional specialties, backgrounds and levels, responding to their needs and collaborating effectively towards solutions. The ability to form positive, professional relationships with leadership, providers and caregivers. (Required)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and skills, good judgment, and a cost-effective approach to work management. (Required)
  • Strong communication, team building, collaboration, and interpersonal skills, including creative writing skills. (Required)
  • Strong attention to detail with strong organizational capabilities. (Required)
  • Experience using a variety of software and information technologies (i.e., MSWord, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook). (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

Requires travel to hospitals and PHMG clinics within the network. May require travel to other networks or the system office.

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Consistently operates computer and other office equipment.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Sedentary work.

Environmental Conditions

  • Predominantly operates in an office environment.
  • Some time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.

Mental/Visual

  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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