Privacy Officer **INTERNAL ONLY**

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
September 2, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Position Summary


As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.

We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.


Position Summary:
Performs strategic planning, policy development, auditing and training activities to ensure compliance with HIPAA Privacy Rules and all other federal and state laws related to protected health information for UMC; ensures that policies and procedures are effectively communicated to employees and the public regarding the privacy rights of patients, including access, associated technology, use and disclosure of protected health information.

Job Requirement

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, Public Administration or related field and five (5) years of professional experience in auditing or compliance management, including experience with compliance with federal regulations or current healthcare privacy laws.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Federal and State regulations and standards related to Privacy, such as HIPAA, JCAHO, CoP, and NRS; access, security, use and disclosure of health information policies and practices in each of the designated departments; teaching methods for diverse audiences; principles of project management; audit and analysis techniques; resources available for researching applicable regulations and best practices; basic investigative principles and practices; and basic interrogation/interviewing techniques; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.

Skill in:
Policy and procedure development; auditing, monitoring, and analysis; computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and the internet; skill in resolving problems collaboratively, and to negotiate or facilitate discussions with groups of diverse opinions; conducting sensitive investigations independently and efficiently; applying and explaining federal, state, and local laws related to healthcare privacy; making sound independent judgments within legal and procedural guidelines; maintaining accurate records and files; preparing clear and concise written reports, correspondence, and other materials; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as technical and non-technical senior management and line staff; using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work; strong partnership development and relationship management expertise which demonstrates experience and confidence working with senior management on high visibility projects; capable of developing and delivering HIPAA based project and educational presentations to audiences at all levels in the organization; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for extended periods of time; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

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Closing Date/Time: 9/3/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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