Privacy Manager - Festus OR Washington, MO

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Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don't believe in jobs 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.
At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
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.
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 Protocol
Develops 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.
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
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.
PREFER Previous privacy and security, as well as audit experience PREFER Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) though the Health Care Compliance Association.
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care ? that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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