Privacy Officer

Health Affiliates Maine has an opening for a Privacy Officer to join their team! This is a full-time role.

Roles and Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to the following):

  • Be the first point of contact regarding HIPAA Privacy Rules across all departments.
  • Conduct thorough investigations into all incidents relating to HIPAA
  • Develop and continually maintain policies and procedures.
  • Assist with and conduct annual risk assessments and risk reduction strategies in collaboration with the HIPAA Security Officer.
  • Ensure compliance and proper execution of records requests and document disposal procedures.
  • Ensure all departments follow company privacy practices and perform privacy related audits.
  • Log and respond to breaches and privacy problems, working to mitigate exposure.
  • Train and educate staff and vendors on privacy policies, explaining consequences.
  • Ensure a BAA is obtained whenever necessary, monitor HIPAA attestation compliance with outside vendors and do due diligence to verify the business associate’s HIPAA policy and practices.
  • Develop and maintain onboarding and offboarding policies and procedures.
  • Submit proposals on how to improve current practices, include how to make them more cost effective.
  • Develop and deliver periodic content regarding HIPAA best practices, regulatory changes, cyber security, and general themes to all staff either quarterly or as needed.
  • Conduct access auditing and maintain sensitive charts within our client record systems.
  • Maintain knowledge and familiarity with HIPAA, 42 CRF, and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
  • Incident management and remediation in the event of a data breach.
  • Apply privacy practices in the context of tangible IT resources like networking hardware, computers, and devices, as well as intangible resources like software and data.
  • Perform all other duties necessary as directed by the assistant director of Information Technology.

Qualifications (Include but are not limited to the following):

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Administration or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in a medical or mental health related field preferred

Benefits (Include but are not limited to the following):

  • Earned Benefit time + 11 paid holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD Benefits
  • 401k Retirement Savings
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Program
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