Ensures the county's compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as other state and federal health care compliance and information privacy regulations and laws by overseeing the county-wide HIPAA and information privacy program. Duties include but are not limited to:
Manages HIPAA coordinators embedded in county agencies and works to standardize their implementation of HIPAA regulations in the county;
Develops, implements and documents privacy and security awareness training relevant to HIPAA compliance issues for all affected county employees;
Works with the County Attorney and Department of Information Technology (DIT) Information Security Office (ISO) to ensure that the county's policies/procedures and information system security conform with HIPAA, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and other privacy regulations for practices, procedures and technical implications;
Evaluates new systems that contain protected information to ensure compliance to HIPAA policies;
Conducts HIPAA compliance audits and assessments of agencies required to be HIPAA compliant;
Receives, conducts and/or coordinates complaints and investigations into violations of HIPAA policy;
Performs other audit/investigation related duties as required;
Presents oral and written reports to management, communicating findings and recommendations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of agency/department compliance to HIPAA; and, serves as consultant to County management on HIPAA issues.
Requires the ability to: write clearly and concisely on complex issues, prepare reports and make oral presentations on findings and recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work effectively under pressure and meet established deadlines; and work independently within established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Requires thorough knowledge of: HIPAA standards, procedures, and techniques; data analytics; management principles, methods, and practices; along with strong technical knowledge of computer systems.
Note: The assigned functional area(s) of this position are healthcare administration, medical/health records administration or management, auditing, and/or information technology.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Not applicable.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Management/supervisory experience. Two or more years of experience working directly with HIPAA compliance and conducting medical privacy and security audits. Demonstrated experience using healthcare systems. Strong data analysis experience, to include the utilization of software applications such as advanced Excel techniques or similar. Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified HIPAA Security Specialist (CHSS), or Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer (CHCO).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment Some local travel is required. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Internal Number: 19-00692
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County, located just west of the nation’s capital, is a great place to live, work, play and do business. With over 400 square miles of land area, the county has the largest population in number of employed residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and is one of the strongest business communities in the world. It is one of the premier centers of commerce and technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.