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The Associate Director, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs is part of the University of Miami Health System Privacy & Data Security team, under the direction of the Director, HIPAA & Security, and promotes healthcare compliance within UHealth and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The incumbent will focus on privacy and data security investigations. This position will be responsible for interacting with government audits and investigations.
Department Specific Functions
Review, document and facilitate the resolution of incidents related to inappropriate disclosures. Oversee and ensure the right of the practice/organization’s patients to inspect, amend and restrict access to protected health information, when appropriate. Review and assist with institutional breach response including review of notification materials, affected population lists, call center and escalation calls, liaise with credit monitoring and call center vendors, business services and others. Work cooperatively with the Health Information Management and other applicable organizational medical record units in overseeing compliance with patient rights. Receives, documents, tracks, and investigates on complaints concerning the organization’s privacy practices. Reviews and revises HIPAA privacy policies as needed. Provides support and assistance to workforce members involved with any aspects of release of protected health information. Liaise with key stakeholder areas regarding Privacy matters including General Counsel, Risk Management, etc. Establish and cultivate an Information Privacy environment and culture that foster best practices for data protection. Acts as Privacy liaison between department and business units to recommend solutions for compliance with HIPAA rules and other privacy laws/regulations. Manage patient rights correspondence and assist the Director in HIPAA compliance oversight. Manage the walkthrough process. Provide onsite training to areas requiring remediation or refreshers on an as needed basis. Creates training materials and presentation to educate workforce members on HIPAA policies, information security, and privacy practices. Manage the amendment request process.
Provide support to clients including employees, patients, and other third parties regarding: HIPAA policies & procedures, Facilitation of Patient Rights under HIPAA, Release of Information requests.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Exceptional customer service skills
Works well as part of a team or independently
Good written and verbal communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Highly detail oriented and organized
Excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities
Strong sense of ethics and personal responsibility-job requires working with confidential data
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment
Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida’s only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We’re the challenge you’ve been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (“the flu”) season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.
The mission of the University of Miami is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System (“UHealth”) have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.
The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 350 majors and programs. Visit welcome.miami.edu/about-um to learn more about our points of pride.
The University ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation’s premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.
The University of Miami and UHealth have also ranked among the Forbes Best Employers and Best Employers for Women on several occasions, most recently in 2022.
With more than 17,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.
The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.