At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Compliance Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Privacy Officer will be responsible for:
Leading all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation and maintenance of the organization's privacy policies, practices, and workforce training in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, accreditation and certification requirements, and other applicable standards
Accomplishing compliance goals and objectives by building strong collaborative partnerships across Hospital departments and offices, as well as counterparts at Harvard Medical School affiliates and other institutions.
Serving as a resource on the laws, regulations, and internal policies related to standards for the privacy and electronic security of personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Massachusetts Identity Theft Law Standards for the Protection of Personal Information, European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and all other applicable state, federal, and international privacy standards
Managing overall development and coordinating implementation of the institution's privacy and data protection strategy in collaboration with the Chief Information Security Officer
Working in coordination with the Hospital's Office of General Counsel and key stakeholders as appropriate to ensure compliance with requirements pertaining to business associate agreements (BAAs)
Performing periodic privacy risk assessments and related ongoing compliance audits
Receiving, investigating, and resolving all privacy-related reports, including potential breach incidents
Conducting inquiries and investigations into privacy-related questions and complaints from workforce members, patients and/or family members, government agencies, or other sources
To qualify you must have:
The knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts of compliance typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree in healthcare administration, business, and/or related degree with at least five to seven years of previous experience, preferably in a hospital setting. Current knowledge of relevant state, federal, and international privacy standards required. Master's degree and experience in academic medical center preferred. Certification or certification eligibility preferred in healthcare privacy or a related field through applicable certification organization (e.g., Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), etc.)
The ability to effectively persuade and negotiate with peer level or senior managers and/or with external agencies/facilities on issues and programs that impact compliance issues
The analytical skills necessary to plan for, design or enhance hospital wide systems for tracking compliance activities
The ability to drive complex processes to conclusion through working across departmental lines and coordinating disparate activities and outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.
BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.