The West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Risk Management Office is seeking applications for an Assistant Risk Manager. This position is responsible for serving as the HSC's Privacy Compliance Specialist and reports to the Privacy Officer/Risk Manager for the HSC. The incumbent is responsible for assisting with the development, and implementation and annual review of HSC-wide policies and procedures concerning HIPAA privacy. The incumbent works independently as an advisor and confidant, preparing and providing high-level analysis and recommendations to the Privacy Officer, HSC Deans, and Administrators.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Assists the Privacy Officer in system-wide leadership, guidance and support to promote compliance with laws, rules and regulations.
Develops and oversees delivery of privacy training, education and orientation to all HSC employees, students, and volunteers.
Develops and administers a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating and taking action on all non-routine disclosures of protected health information by HSC employees, students, and/or volunteers.
Performs annual risk assessments and privacy audits in accordance with accepted standards, documents.
Reports audits, risks and violations to the Privacy Officer in a timely manner. Reviews areas previously audited to confirm proper corrective action or recommendation(s) have been implemented.
Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of the HIPAA/HITECH privacy plan, policies and procedures, and monitors adherence to them.
Monitors HIPAA compliance issues reported by phone, fax, web, mail, e-mail, or other means of communication.
Assists the Privacy Officer in preparing quarterly reports
Serves as a privacy specialist resource to senior managers, legal counsel, and committee members.
Works with the HSC Security Officer in areas of HIPAA/HITECH security issues.
Serves as back-up for the HSC Director of Risk Management and assists with overseeing medical malpractice coverage for over 500 faculty, 400 residents and 1500 students in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy at the HSC.
Law degree and/or a graduate degree in health care or business administration required; Law degree preferred.
Five ( 5) years of relevant experience in:
health care compliance, enforcing policies and procedures related to rules and regulations governing health care, including but not limited to the practice of medicine, HIPAA, and HITECH; or
relevant experience conducting high-level and sensitive investigations; or
clinical risk management, claims adjusting, and/or health care law
Working knowledge of HIPAA and HITECH regulations and processes.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical skills and time management.
Ability to research, provide advice and training for health care and other professionals on health care information privacy, confidentiality, and information security-related issues.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work collegially in a diverse and complex environment.
Good understanding and familiarity with the operation of computer networks and the management of electronic data storage and databases in a secure environment.
Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize and organize work.
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Sep 13, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 152100
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.