Hipaa Compliance Officer (management Analyst Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,103.23 - $131,838.30 Annually
Apr 05, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time
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Ensures the county's compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as other state and federal health care compliance and information privacy regulations and laws by overseeing the county-wide HIPAA and information privacy program. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Manages HIPAA coordinators embedded in county agencies and works to standardize their implementation of HIPAA regulations in the county;
  • Develops, implements and documents privacy and security awareness training relevant to HIPAA compliance issues for all affected county employees;
  • Works with the County Attorney and Department of Information Technology (DIT) Information Security Office (ISO) to ensure that the county's policies/procedures and information system security conform with HIPAA, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and other privacy regulations for practices, procedures and technical implications;
  • Evaluates new systems that contain protected information to ensure compliance to HIPAA policies;
  • Conducts HIPAA compliance audits and assessments of agencies required to be HIPAA compliant;
  • Receives, conducts and/or coordinates complaints and investigations into violations of HIPAA policy;
  • Performs other audit/investigation related duties as required;
  • Presents oral and written reports to management, communicating findings and recommendations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of agency/department compliance to HIPAA; and, serves as consultant to County management on HIPAA issues.
Requires the ability to: write clearly and concisely on complex issues, prepare reports and make oral presentations on findings and recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines; and work independently within established policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Requires thorough knowledge of: HIPAA standards, procedures, and techniques; data analytics; management principles, methods, and practices; along with strong technical knowledge of computer systems.

Note: The assigned functional area(s) of this position are healthcare administration, medical/health records administration or management, auditing, and/or information technology.

Illustrative Duties

Directs and manages long-term, large-scale, high-priority, sensitive programs/projects that are multi-disciplinary and involve multiple agencies;
Manages a group of professionals engaged in diverse administrative and management support activities;
Establishes and implements program policies for designated programs;
Directs research and evaluation of trends in applicable areas of responsibility;
Develops long- and short-term goals, objectives and solutions for division;
Interfaces with central County staff departments (such as DMB, DHR, Finance, Purchasing and Supply Management) for seamless collaboration;
Provides consultation on strategic planning, organizational development and redesign projects;
Prepares for and presents to County Board of Supervisors (or Committee) regarding areas of expertise and responsibility.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of the mission, goals, objectives, funding sources, organizational structure, workload, and staffing of the organizational unit or program to which incumbent is assigned;
Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation;
Extensive knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements governing application of program funding, execution of program activities, and achievement of program outcomes;
Knowledge of the legislative and executive decision making processes;
Knowledge of the project management life cycle and its supporting phases;
Ability to identify organizational problems, evaluate possible solutions, and select and implement the most advantageous course of action;
Ability to identify and determine appropriate methods for gathering data;
Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
Ability to manage professional and paraprofessional employees including coaching, counseling, training, and evaluation.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.

Not applicable.

Management/supervisory experience. Two or more years of experience working directly with HIPAA compliance and conducting medical privacy and security audits. Demonstrated experience using healthcare systems. Strong data analysis experience, to include the utilization of software applications such as advanced Excel techniquesor similar. Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified HIPAA Security Specialist (CHSS), or Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer (CHCO).

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.

Work is generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment Some local travel is required. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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