Associate Director, Privacy & Compliance

American Specialty Health, Inc. is seeking an Associate Director, Privacy and Compliance to work with our Regulatory Strategic Development department. This position will ensure privacy office and compliance program matters are handled within the timelines specified by law, regulation, and/or management.  This includes keeping VP, Regulatory Strategic Development (VP, RSD)/Privacy Officer/Compliance Officer and other senior management apprised of privacy and regulatory matters that will impact the company.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for performance and oversight of compliance, at the direction of the VP, RSD and as the VP’s primary back-up, with respect to the functions of the Privacy Office, including managing and overseeing all aspects of the privacy program, including but not limited to primary review of requests for disclosure or uses of protected health information and the exercise of rights provided under HIPAA, FTC rules, and other federal and state laws.
  • Keeps the VP, RSD and senior management informed of all compliance issues, including legislative developments, for assigned responsibilities.
  • Researches and follows through as needed to comply with company policy, accreditation standards and state and federal regulatory requirements, as well as delegated contractual business associate requirements, for assigned responsibilities.  Ensures regulatory agency and contractual deadlines are met. 
  • Works with various departments to provide information and direction with regard to all privacy-related regulatory agency and contractual requirements.  Assist such departments in the resolution of issues. 
  • Supervises the functions of the Privacy Office staff and audits work performed by such person to ensure compliance with company policy, accreditation standards and federal and state law.
  • Updates and completes, at the direction of the VP, RSD, annual and on-going PHI assessments for company operations.  Reports results of assessments to VP and conducts follow up on findings as directed by the VP.  Works with internal departments to complete assessments and identify and remedy compliance concerns. 
  • Responsible for Privacy Office documentation and participates in and facilitates (when needed) the company’s Privacy and Security Key Process Team as well as various Corporate Compliance Committees as directed by the VP, RSD.
  • Responsible for ensuring the maintenance, review and development of policy, procedures, trainings and forms related to Privacy Office functions. 
  • Coordinates policy review with Policy Operations team to ensure timely review of company policies supporting Privacy Office. 
  • Ensures all Privacy Office related policies, procedures and forms are reviewed and updated, as needed, at least annually as well as in a timely manner due to changes in law, accreditation standards, contractual requirements, and company policy. 
  • Supports and provides lead role in renewing and maintaining privacy accreditations.
  • Provides assistance, as directed by the VP, with regard to training for internal departments and staff related to Privacy Office functions and materials.
  • Maintains on-going project list for Privacy Office and assigned deliverables and provides routine reports to the VP, RSD on the progress of those projects, actions items and deliverable.
  • Provides project management and training support to Compliance Officer/VP RSD in relation to ASH’s Compliance Office and compliance plan, including privacy aspects and other compliance or ethics concerns as needed.
  • Serves as primary back up to the Privacy Officer/Compliance Officer in his absence.
  • Completes all ASH University training requirements, including required regulatory trainings, as well as ad hoc trainings required by management, within required timeframes.
  • Maintains professional certification for privacy (e.g., IAPP). 

Qualifications

  • Paralegal Degree and/or Certificate or law degree preferred.  Bachelor’s degree required (English or equivalent field, helpful).
  • 7-10 years’ experience with regulatory compliance in a healthcare environment.
  • With a strong understanding of privacy laws and regulations and federal laws and regulations pertaining to health care and provider group administrative functions, including but not limited to, Utilization Review, Third Party Administration and specialized health care services.
  • Computer skills including word processing, Excel spreadsheets, Access and email.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail. 

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Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to display excellent customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills to identify critical core competencies based on success factors and organizational environment.
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage time.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and productivity in a changing environment with constant interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, problems, issues, situations and procedures to develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.

Mobility

Primarily sedentary, able to sit for long periods of time. 

Physical Requirements

Ability to speak, see and hear other personnel and/or objects.  Ability to communicate both in verbal and written form. Ability to travel within the facility. Capable of using a telephone and computer keyboard.  Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

Environmental Conditions

Usual office setting.

American Specialty Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

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If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact our Human Resources Department at (800) 848-3555 x6702.

ASH will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.