PRIVACY SPECIALIST in San Diego, CA at Scripps Corporate Offices

Date Posted: 10/24/2018

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Job Description

Change Lives, Starting With Yours.
 
At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.  You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
 
Fortune Magazine named Scripps Health among the top employers in the nation on their 21st annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for and Scripps ranked at No. 41 and for the third consecutive year, was the only San Diego-based company to make the list.

 
As a key member of the Audit, Compliance, & Information Security Department (ACIS), you will be responsible for performing a variety of technical duties and projects that are essential to advancing the overall goals and objectives of the Scripps Corporate Privacy Program. You will manage sensitive and confidential information and materials in support of the various daily ACIS activities. Additionally, you will perform diagnostic reviews, risk assessments, monitoring reviews, investigations and audits related to confidential information, which includes both protected health information and personal financial information.
 
Your activities will include monitoring access to various IS systems, medical records and other documentation to assess adherence to established policies related to privacy and protection of confidential information. Review 'Confidential Data' Authorization forms and makes recommendations for approval. Conducts privacy education for staff and physicians. Assemble and analyzes activity information and/or data and prepares written reports that will be viewed by senior management. Research laws and regulations as related to privacy and impact on policies.
 
This is a full time, salaried position located in La Jolla.

Job Requirements

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 3 Years' experience in health care, with at least 1 year related to patient privacy and/or protection of confidential information (including protected health information).
  • Requires a high level of interpersonal, problem solving, and analytic skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Innovative with ability to identify and solve problems. Able to adapt, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Technical knowledge of privacy concepts, confidential information internal controls and safeguards, technologies, and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Strong understanding of health care regulations related to patient privacy and protection of confidential information.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to work in highly computerized work environment.
  • Ability to investigate and collect relevant facts including researching applicable policies, regulations, or laws.
  • Experience organizing and managing diverse files and reports.
  • Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets and forms to promote analytical efficiency and consolidation of audit information, with emphasis on attention to detail.
Required Certification/Registration:
  • Privacy Certification from AHIMA or HCCA is required, or must be attained within 18 months of hire.
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Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based Company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.