Privacy Officer

Vision Service Plan   •  

Rancho Cordova, CA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 45 days ago

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General Summary

The privacy officer is responsible for overseeing all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance, and adherence to the organization’s policies and procedures covering privacy, access, and patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws and the organization’s information privacy practices.

Essential Functions

Provides development guidance and assists in the identification, implementation, and maintenance of organization information privacy policies and procedures in coordination with organization management and administration, and legal counsel.

Performs initial and periodic information privacy risk assessments and conducts related ongoing compliance monitoring activities in coordination with the entity’s other compliance and operational assessment functions.

Works with legal counsel and management, key departments, and committees to ensure that the organization has and maintains appropriate privacy and confidentiality consent, authorization forms, and information notices and materials reflecting current organization and legal practices and requirements.

Oversees, directs, delivers, or ensures delivery of initial and privacy training and orientation to all employees, volunteers, contractors, alliances, business associates, and other appropriate third parties.

Participates in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of all trading partner and business associate agreements to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.

Establishes with management and operations a mechanism to track access to protected health information as required by law and to allow qualified individuals to review or receive a report on such activity.

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 similar functions and, when necessary, legal counsel.

Ensures compliance with privacy practices and consistent application of sanctions for failure to comply with privacy policies for all individuals in the organization’s workforce, extended workforce, and for all business associates, in cooperation with Human Resources, the information security officer, administration, and legal counsel as applicable.

Reviews all system-related information security plans throughout the organization to ensure alignment between security and privacy practices, and acts as a liaison to the information systems department.

Works with all organization personnel involved with any aspect of release of protected health information, to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the organization’s policies and procedures and legal requirements

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.

Serves as privacy consultant to the organization for all departments and appropriate entities.

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field.

Minimum twelve years of experience in information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies.

Knowledge and experience in health information management.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills

Proven ability to navigate complex situations through organizational landscape and with multiple stakeholders

Ability to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable, lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.