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Compliance Officer- HIPAA Privacy

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Compliance Officer, HIPPA Privacy - Compliance Corporate - Full-Time,Day - VIRTUAL

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.
Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension System Office-MO, you will have the opportunity to:
Lead, direct, guide and assist on compliance matters for areas of responsibility related to the organization. Responsible on an enterprise-wide basis for supporting Chief Compliance Officer and managing key designated aspects of the compliance program.
HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • Leads a strategic and comprehensive privacy program that defines, develops, maintains and implements covered entity and business associate policies and processes that enable consistent, effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI), paper and/or electronic, across all media types
  • Takes a lead role to ensure the organization has and maintains appropriate privacy policies, privacy and confidentiality consents, authorization forms, Notices of Privacy Practices, and related materials reflecting current organizational structure
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of all business associates and business associate agreements, to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed
  • Performs and oversees enterprise wide privacy efforts including monitoring of email and network activity, conducting privacy rounds, advising workforce members on HIPAA and privacy, conducting live trainings, preparing educational reminders and materials, and participating in various institutional wide committees and workgroups
  • Oversees, conducts and responds to internal and government-initiated privacy investigations and follow-up on corrective action plans, in coordination, as needed, with the Investigations and Incidents Compliance Officer
  • Manages all required breach determinations and notification processes under HIPAA and applicable state breach rules and requirements
  • Conducts related ongoing compliance monitoring and auditing activities in coordination with the organization's other compliance and operational assessment functions
  • Oversees and conducts privacy training, including topic specific trainings, as needed
  • Serves as a compliance thought leader attending operational meetings, as needed
  • Identifies and implements best practices to respond to ever-changing regulatory landscape

What You Will Need

  • Required Credential(s):
    • None required.
  • Diploma 
    • Bachelor's degree required Master's degree preferred
Work Experience:
  • 7 years of experience required. 10 years of experience preferred. 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 385109
Category: Legal
Ministry: Ascension
Location: St Louis, MO

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