Privacy Specialist - Legal Risk & Privacy - Hollywood, F: Corp - Legal, Risk & Privacy

Memorial Healthcare System Fort Lauderdale , FL 33301

Posted 2 months ago

Summary:

Responsible for assisting the Director of Privacy in managing, monitoring, investigating, and educating Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) and to ensure compliance with HIPAA Privacy Rule. Assist the Privacy Director in identifying Privacy issues as well as implementing and maintaining the Privacy Program.

Detailed responsibilities:

  • Administers current process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating and taking action on all complaints concerning the organizations privacy policies and procedures in coordination with the Privacy Director.

  • Ensures that all Request for Amendments, Privacy Incidents investigations, Records Restrictions and Accounting for Disclosures are processed within the time required by Federal and State laws.

  • Assists Privacy Director in activities to foster privacy awareness within the organization and related entities.

  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards and monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.

  • Respond to complaints and grievances related to Privacy issues.

  • Assists with running electronic audits and any ongoing department projects.

  • Compile, prepare, review and submit reports of privacy trends.

Competencies and skills:

Essential:

  • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
  • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
  • ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING: Uses decision making processes and tools to analyze situations and make effective decisions.
  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively with various audiences using the most appropriate method for the situation.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
  • MANAGING BUSINESS PRIORITIES: Adapts to changing business priorities while achieving established goals and timelines.

Education:

Essential:

  • Accredited Program

Credentials:

Education equivalent experience:

Essential:

  • Paralegal Certificate with at least 4 yrs of HIPAA/HITECH experience or Bachelors Degree in Health Information Management or related health field with at least one year of HIPAA/HITECH experience; or Associate's Degree in Health Information Management or related health field with at least 4 years of HIPAA/HITECH experience.

Other information:

Complexity of Work: Extensive interactions are required with both internal and external individuals at a staff and management level, including the medical staff and patients. Knowledge and understanding of the HIPAA policy and procedures pertaining to HIPAA privacy rules, and Florida State rules. Analytical skills with acute attention to detail. Ability to manage large volume of documents and correspondence. Excellent reading comprehension, communication skills and the ability to work well with team members and other departments. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and company systems. Excellent writing and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently on projects.

Required Work Experience: One (1) year of related experience required.

Working conditions:

Essential:

  • Keyboard Entry 80.00%
  • Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 80.00%
  • Sitting 80.00%
  • Standing 80.00%
  • Walking 80.00%
  • Audible Speech 80.00%
  • Hearing Acuity 80.00%
  • Depth Perception 80.00%
  • Distinguish Color 80.00%
  • Seeing
  • Far 80.00%
  • Seeing
  • Near 80.00%
  • Computer Monitor 80.00%

Organizational Profile:

Since its inception in 1953, Memorial Healthcare System has been a leader in providing high-quality healthcare services to South Florida residents. Today, it is one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation with over 13,000 team members and highly regarded for its exceptional patient- and family-centered care. Memorial's patient, physician and employee satisfaction rates are some of the most admired in the country, and the system is recognized as a national leader in quality healthcare.

Memorial has a reputation as one of Florida's leading healthcare systems and is supported by a distinguished medical staff. In fact, the vast majority of physicians are board certified or board qualified in their specialties and have been trained at many of the nation's finest medical schools and hospitals. Because of its distinguished medical staff and services, Memorial draws patients from South Florida and beyond.

Many prestigious healthcare awards have been earned by Memorial Healthcare System and its facilities. The accolades include: Modern Healthcare magazine's Best Places to Work in Healthcare, Florida Trend magazine's Best Companies to Work for in Florida, 100 Top Hospitals, Consumer Choice Award, Best-Run Hospital, Best Nursing Staff, Best Pediatric Hospital and Best Maternity Hospital.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.


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