Privacy Analyst

USACS - Canton, OH3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $68,000 a year
Where do you belong?

Your career is more than just a job, it's part of your life. Whether you prefer hospital medicine, emergency medicine, or non-clinical support positions, at USACS you'll feel a sense of connection, working with clinicians and office staff who share your interests and values. We want you to love coming to work each day because you believe in what you do and the people with whom you work. We care about your success.

USACS also understands that location is important. We offer job opportunities for Hospital Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, and Advanced Practice Providers from New York to Hawaii and points in between. Our supportive culture and outstanding benefits and competitive compensation package is best in class.

Job Description

The Privacy Analyst assists with the organization's Privacy Program, including but not limited to, daily operations of the program, development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures, monitoring program compliance, investigation and tracking of incidents and breaches and insuring patients' rights in compliance with federal and state laws.

Investigate privacy complaints and collaborate with other departments (e.g., IT, Patient Services, Revenue Cycle Management, Electronic Records, etc.) and vendors to ensure privacy issues are addressed and mitigated. Maintain privacy incident tracking system to ensure incidents are documented accurately and addressed in a timely manner.
Develop, initiate, maintain, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the privacy program
Establish and maintain a database to track, investigate, and report inappropriate access and/or disclosure of protected health information. Monitor patterns of inappropriate access and/or disclosure of protected health information
Develop compliance-based reports, dashboards, metrics and reporting mechanisms to track privacy and data incident concerns
Work with internal teams to re-mediate any activities for continuous privacy improvement, including managing projects for privacy and compliance enhancement
Supporting the Company's proactive efforts to monitor, educate on, and promote compliance with all federal and state privacy requirements
Perform or assist with overseeing initial and periodic privacy risk assessment/analysis, mitigation, and remediation. Assist with breach risk assessments, documentation, and mitigation. Works with key stakeholders (e.g., Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Director, Legal, Senior Management, etc.) as directed. Assist with all breach determination, response, notification, and remediation processes, in accordance with applicable laws, regulation and/or contractual obligations and requirements
Become familiar with and functions as a resource on applicable laws, regulations and policies and procedures as assigned (e.g., HIPAA, HITECH etc.)
Conduct internal audits. Implement process and forum to review and communicate audit findings with stakeholders. Perform follow-up activities related to audits/reviews and special projects and ensures corrective action and remediation occurs. Perform internal follow-up audits to ensure corrective actions have been implemented. Prepare audit reports
Assist with and maintain documentation oversight of all corrective action plans in response to areas of non-compliance
Perform project-wide risk assessments to identify any risks related to regulatory and contractual compliance
Develop schedule for Compliance Communications, Bulletins, and Advisory Notices and coordinate the writing and publishing of such communications
Create reports for the Audit and Compliance Committee
Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge and understanding of a broad scope of functions within the health care compliance industry, with specific emphasis on federal and state laws and regulations
Thorough knowledge and the ability to gain new knowledge of business principles, practices and procedures required to effectively administer, analyze, draw conclusions and make recommendations regarding department operations
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Ability to organize and communicate detailed/complex research
Ability to identify and communicate emerging issues to management
Ability to pay close attention to detail
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Strong analytic, problem solving and process improvement skills
Ability to organize and prioritize job tasks and requirements
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access
Ability to effectively perform in a multi-task work environment. Ability to exhibit a commitment to teamwork, supporting alignment with company and department goals and objectives, assisting others to develop their knowledge of the company and process, adapting to change in a positive manner and working proactively with minimal supervision

Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience in health care privacy preferred
Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) or equivalent preferred

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods and occasionally walk, stand, bend, stoop, and lift up to 15 pounds.
Required to have close visual acuity to perform job