Specialist, Hipaa Security

University Of Arizona Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 2 months ago

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Title Specialist, HIPAA Security Department Ofc of Resp Conduct of Rsch (2532) Location Main Campus Position Summary

The University of Arizona's Research Administrative Services HIPAA Privacy Program is in search of a Specialist, HIPAA Security. The HIPAA Security Specialist works under the direction of the HIPAA Privacy Officer and is responsible for ensuring compliance with information security policies, procedures, and standards for protecting HIPAA regulated data. The Specialist will work closely with the University's Information Security Office, the Office of the General Counsel, senior University administrators, Deans, Department Heads, faculty members and researchers. The position will require regular and frequent communication and coordination with multiple colleges and departments within the University, and affiliated health care entities.

The ideal candidate for this position will model the highest degree of professionalism as demonstrated in their work ethic and interpersonal engagement with colleagues. This individual will be well organized and can comfortably handle complex project management, and is entrepreneurial and open-minded, and should enjoy working as part of a distributed team. We are looking for someone who will work independently to take ownership of specific projects through to their successful completion but also will contribute to a team environment to advance the larger research mission of the University.

The University of Arizona HIPAA Privacy Program oversees all ongoing activities related to UA's implementation of HIPAA policies and procedures and is the office primarily responsible for ensuring UA's HIPAA compliance. The UA HIPAA Privacy Officer is the Privacy Officer for designated UA departments and clinics and is responsible for developing and implementing relevant procedures, training and educational materials, and investigating and responding to privacy breaches. UA is a Hybrid Entity and has designated Health Care Components. These Health Care Components must comply with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules and the HIPAA Privacy Officer is responsible for the oversight and management of Health Care Components' compliance.

With more than $622 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #23 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #6 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University's main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and recommend technical information security safeguards for the implementation of security measures to protect HIPAA regulated data across the University's health care components.

  • Assist with incident response and investigations related to data breaches, including documentation, mitigation, remediation, and corrective actions plans to protect HIPAA regulated data.

  • Review health care components information security systems to ensure compliance with relevant privacy and security laws, and other rules and regulations.

  • Coordinate and work with University units on HIPAA privacy and security issues to identify privacy and security gaps and deficiencies.

  • Maintain internal incident tracking system to ensure privacy incidents are documented and addressed in a timely manner.

  • Maintain regulatory documentation and electronic files related to health care components and research projects.

  • Provide support for information security training activities for the HIPAA Privacy Program.

  • Remain current on privacy and security regulations and updates and changes that impact the University's health care components.

  • Assist Privacy Officer in privacy and security governance activities.

  • Assist Privacy Officer with policy and procedure reviews, modifications and updates.

  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies.

  • Ability to work on matters of high sensitivity and confidentiality with both diplomacy and discretion

  • Excellent project management, written and oral communications skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of two (2) years experience in IT infrastructure, security, or the confidentiality of health information.

  • Working knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security requirements.

  • Ability to apply cybersecurity frameworks to the Security Rule requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in law, information security, or related field

  • Experience working within a university research academic medical center or a healthcare organization.

  • Nationally-recognized compliance certification (e.g., CHPC; CIPP/US, CISSP, CRISC, CHPS) preferred (or able to obtain within two years of hire).

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay DOE Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A23485 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

John Howard


Open Date 04/10/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 04/22/2019 Special Instructions to Applicant Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  • Where did you first learn about this position?

  • Arizona Daily Star

  • Arizona Republic

  • ArizonaDiversity.com

  • Careerbuilder.com

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Department of Economic Security (DES)

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • HigherEdsJobs.com

  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

  • Indeed.com

  • InsideHigherEd.com

  • Jobing.Com

  • LinkedIn

  • Local Job Banks

  • Pima County One-Stop

  • Professional Conference

  • Professional journal/publication

  • Referred by UA Employee

  • Invited by Dept to Apply

  • UA Website

  • Other

  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of two (2) years experience in IT infrastructure, security, or the confidentiality of health information?

  • Yes

  • No

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  • Resume

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Specialist, Hipaa Security

University Of Arizona