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Beyond a great professional environment, Abington – Jefferson Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part-time employees. A few highlights include medical, dental, sick time, vacation and holiday specialty certifications, discount parking, direct deposit, credit union, on-site childcare and more!

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Job #9234185
Privacy Compliance Manager - Abington, PA
Privacy Officer
Full-Time
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Primary Function:
The Privacy Compliance Manager, Abington is responsible for, in coordination with the Chief Privacy Officer, handling the day-to-day functions of ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of and adherence of the organization's policies and procedures covering the privacy of patient, employee and student information, as well as access to patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws and the healthcare organization's privacy practices.

Essential Functions:
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors and other staff consistent with the values of Jefferson.
  • Acts as a responsible official/contact person for receiving, investigating and responding to individual complaints and as a resource for answering questions regarding the organization's privacy policies and procedures.
  • Receives, investigates, analyzes and prepares final report and recommendations for HIPAA compliance issues in coordination with the Chief Privacy Officer or designee.
  • Utilizes knowledge of HIPAA policies and procedures in order to gather and interpret data and information.
  • Manages the creation, development and distribution of HIPAA compliance policies, procedures and communication.
  • Assists in the identification, implementation and maintenance of the Jefferson – Abington privacy policies and procedures in coordination with the Chief Privacy Officer and Security and Privacy Committee.
  • Conducts HIPAA compliance audits and recommends corrective action when appropriate.
  • Establishes and administers a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating and taking action on all complaints concerning the organization's privacy policies and procedures in coordination and collaboration with other departments, including legal counsel when necessary.
  • Oversees the right of the organization's patients to inspect, amend and restrict access to personal health information when appropriate.
  • Serves in a leadership role to HIPAA committees, work groups and others charged with oversight of the organization's privacy program as needed.
  • Performs ongoing compliance monitoring activities (such as chart audits) and provides recommendations for corrective measures where appropriate.
  • In coordination with the Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate Compliance Officer, assists legal counsel in the development, implementation and ongoing compliance monitoring of all business associate agreements to ensure that all privacy concerns, requirements and responsibilities are addressed.
  • Assists in the oversight, direction and delivery of privacy training and orientation to all associates, volunteers, medical and professional staff and, when required, applicable business associates.
  • Ensures compliance with privacy practices and consistent applications of sanctions for failure to comply with privacy policies for all individuals in the Kennedy workforce and for all business associates in cooperation with his/her supervisor, Human Resources, the Security Officer and legal counsel when applicable.
  • Cooperates with the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General and other legal entities and organizational officers in any compliance reviews or investigations.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws to ensure organizational compliance.
  • Collaborates with relevant stakeholders to ensure consistent application and documentation of enforcement and sanctions for violations of privacy policies and requirements.
  • Collaborates with HIM, Information Security and IS&T to oversee and approve appropriate access levels and requests for patient records from employees and external requests for data.
  • Prepares appropriate reports on the status of privacy and HIPAA matters for the CPO or other leaders upon request.
  • Represents Jefferson in regional data-sharing initiatives, such as the HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and other privacy-oriented activities facilitating collaboration and sharing of best practices with other organizations.

Qualifications

Educational/Training Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree.

Certificates, Licenses and Registration:
  • Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance required or an equivalent certification in privacy (or ability to obtain certification within first year of hire).

Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a healthcare setting, healthcare law or healthcare consulting specifically related to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Experience preferred working with self-auditing tools, such as FairWarning, Iatric, Protenus, etc.
  • Must also possess proven leadership abilities with emphasis on organizational and customer service skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively while meeting deadlines.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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Benefits Overview

Beyond a great professional environment, Abington – Jefferson Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part-time employees. A few highlights include medical, dental, sick time, vacation and holiday specialty certifications, discount parking, direct deposit, credit union, on-site childcare and more!

View more details.