Privacy Manager


We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”


The Privacy Manager must be strong advocate of patient privacy, be highly visible and actively assist leaders and co-workers improve privacy across the organization. The Privacy Manager must recognize how protecting patient privacy complements our Mercy Values and Service Standards.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, Business Administration, Risk Management, or other healthcare-related field.

Experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a healthcare setting.

Certifications: Willingness to obtain Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) through the Health Care Compliance Association within one year of employment.


Thorough knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

Ability to make presentations and address both large and small groups of co-workers regarding privacy education and other privacy-related matters.

Ability to travel regionally and work independently without supervision.

Ability to analyze audit trails and other reports to validate appropriate co-worker access of protected health information.

Must be comfortable working with Human Resources and assisting with investigating and interviewing co-workers.

Preferred Experience: Previous privacy and security, as well as audit experience preferred.

Preferred Certifications: Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) though the Health Care Compliance Association.

Job Responsibilities:

Investigates, Interviews and applies the Mercy Sanctions Policy when appropriate.

Reviews audit trails, reviews reports, develops report logic to pro-actively monitor Mercy co-workers’ access to protected health information, works closely with Human Resources

1) to arrange interviews of co-workers who may have inappropriately handled protected health information per the Mercy Sanction Policy or other Mercy HIPAA/HITECH policies and

2) determine appropriate sanctions when there is evidence to support that protected health information was inappropriately handled.

Educational Material/Presentations/HIPAA Audit ProtocolDevelops educational material regarding HIPAA/HITECH that the organization needs to know. Attends staff meetings and seeks out other venues throughout the organization to present this education. Serves as a resource to other leaders, meeting one-on-one with co-workers or with large or small groups to advance privacy education throughout Mercy.

Annually reviews the Office for Civil Rights HIPAA Privacy Protocol and assesses the organization’s compliance, develops mitigation to areas in need of improvement and enacts those mitigation recommendation.Other duties as assigned to assist the Compliance Department.

We Offer Great Benefits:

Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 32 hours or more per pay period!

We’re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.

At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We’re expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.

What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

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