Director Privacy and Education
at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 3/10/2017

Job Description



Job:  Director / Executive

Organization:  Adventist Health System Corporate Office

Shift:  Day

Job Posting:  Jan 19, 2017, 1:22:52 PM

If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you!
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Privacy and Education position that will be based in our Corporate Responsibility department. This position is based at our corporate office in Altamonte Springs, FL.  
This position is responsible to direct the programs, policies and practices relating to patient privacy.  Job responsibilities include working with the Regional Corporate Responsibility Officers to ensure that all business units are in compliance with the applicable federal and state laws relating to privacy.  The Director is also responsible to direct the development, direction and coordination of system-wide Corporate Responsibility education activities and to assist in the development, direction and coordination of business-unit specific Corporate Responsibility education.    
Specific job duties include:
  • Maintain and implement policies and processes that enable consistent, effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI), paper and/or electronic, across all media types.
  • Provide oversight and support for privacy compliance from the corporate level.
  • Work on identification of compliance risks for the organization and develop plans for mitigation. 
  • Provide support to Regional Corporate Responsibility Officers for privacy concerns. 
  • Collaborate with the data security office to ensure alignment between security and privacy compliance programs including policies, practices, and investigations.
  • Ensure the maintenance of an ongoing process to track, investigate and report inappropriate access and disclosure of protected health information. Monitor patterns of inappropriate access and/or disclosure of protected health information.
  • Provide oversight or conduct, as needed, privacy risk assessment/analysis, mitigation and remediation.
  • Provide oversight or assist in the development and delivery of ongoing privacy training to the workforce.
  • Provide oversight in compliance monitoring of business associates and business associate agreements to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.
  • Provide oversight for required breach determination and notification processes under HIPAA and applicable State breach rules and requirements.
  • Oversee the process for investigating and acting on privacy and security complaints.
  • Facilitate and promote activities to foster privacy awareness within the organization.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards.
  • Responsible for the implementation and management of system-wide compliance and privacy education programs.
  • Serve as the Florida HIE Privacy Officer.
  • Serve as the AHS Patient Safety Organization Privacy Officer.
  • Develop and implement employee orientation training and on-going education.
  • Assist the Regional Corporate Responsibility Officers in developing region or facility specific education.  
Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of five years healthcare regulatory, compliance and privacy experience at a management level.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Degree preferred in Business Administration, Finance, Nursing or other healthcare related field.
Certification:  
  • Privacy certification required to be obtained within the first year.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
  • Ability to understand the healthcare regulatory environment, including Stark, Anti-Kickback and federal and state privacy laws, including HIPAA and HiTech.
  • Ability to satisfactorily communicate (verbally and written) with senior leadership and all other levels of personnel throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrated organization, facilitation, written and oral communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
If this position sounds like a great match for your skills set and experience, please apply online now!

Job Snapshot

About Us

About Adventist Health System

Who We Are

We are one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.

Who You Are

You are a compassionate, talented professional who wants to work in an environment where you can live out your faith and your values. You are excited about being part of a team that uses the latest technology and medical research to ensure patients receive quality care, but who also recognize that great care is always personal. You enjoy going out of your way to make each patient and their family feel special, and are passionate about guiding them toward optimal health.

Our Community

Our community is global and so is our reach. From coordinating medical mission trips in Ethiopia to planting school gardens in Florida, we are constantly seeking ways to go beyond hospital walls in improving the health of our communities. As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to use your talents in fun, meaningful ways that bring joy and healing to people around the world.

Our Mission

Part of this worldwide network, Adventist Health System was founded in 1973 to support and strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States. Today it is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, comprised of 46 hospital campuses and nearly 77,000 employees.

Although separated by geography, each of our facilities is united by the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Today we continue the tradition of whole-person care by practicing and sharing CREATION Health, a blueprint for living a healthy, happy life based on the principles given in the Bible’s creation story: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.

We provide comprehensive benefits, training and advancement opportunities. We care for our employees as well as we care for our patients.