Larimer County Human Resources HIPAA Compliance Manager in Fort Collins, Colorado
Larimer County has an exciting brand new opportunity for a self-assuredprofessional who can act as a team player and business partner with ourvariety of county departments to take our current HIPPA policies,implementation, and program maintenance to the next level. This positionwill allow you to work with an array of different individuals across theorganization while developing and steering this important program forward.DetailsThe HIPPA Compliance Manager (HCM) oversees the development,implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to privacy policies andprocedures regarding the safe use and handling of protected health information(PHI) in compliance with federal and state HIPAA regulations. This personwill be responsible for researching available resources, ensuring updates toany County to policies or procedures in response to changes in regulatoryrequirements, providing training and communicating changes to appropriateCounty staff, and serving as the County's HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer.Specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:Establishes, coordinates, and leads the Privacy Oversight Committeecompromised of employees across the organization who handle HIPAA covereddata.Assists departments in updating HIPAA policies and documents practices.Updates, maintains, and ensures compliance with the County's policiesrelated to HIPAA and Privacy compliance.Performs privacy risk assessments and related compliance monitoringinitiatives.Ensures that the County maintains appropriate privacy and confidentialityconsent, authorization forms, and information notices and materials thatreflect the County's policies and regulatory requirements.Implements a process for receiving, documenting, tracking,investigating, and acting on all complaints concerning breaches in privacypolicies and procedures.Consults with counsel, as necessary, to address legal complianceconcerns, collaborate with Senior Management and Human Resources toimplement consistent accountability and disciplinary action strategies incases of compliance standard violations. Cooperates with the U.S. Departmentof Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, State regulators,and/or other legal entities as appropriate.QualificationsSix (6) years of experience with privacy laws (e.g., General DataProtection Regulation and California Consumer Privacy Act), the ForeignCorrupt Practices Act, false claims and consumer protection laws, lawsregulating medical devices and the healthcare space generally (e.g.,HIPAA, HITECH, 21st Century Cures), and anti-kickback and Stark laws.Supervisory experience preferred.Experience in program development/management and/or training preferred.Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required. Majorcoursework in health care administration or a related field may be preferred.Masters or Juris Doctorate degree may be preferred.Certified HIPAA Privacy Security Expert (CHPSE) designation required,if not certified at the time of hire, the employee must become certifiedwithin one year of hire. The employee must maintain Certified HIPAA PrivacySecurity Expert (CHPSE) designation or a higher level of certificationfor the duration of employment.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of apre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegalsubstance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical orotherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will resultin the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completionof the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closingdate listed.