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Privacy Officer, SDMC & EMC

Company name

Sutter Health

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Antioch, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 05,2018

Posted on

Feb 04,2018
Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
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Privacy Officer, SDMC & EMC Duties: Provides oversight and performs privacy operations functions in the assigned affiliate of health firm's compliance program, including activities related to the confidentiality, access, use, and disclosure of protected health information and other confidential information. Assures adherence to applicable Federal and State regulations. Investigates and maintains documentation of privacy incidents and ensures timely reporting to patients and government entities as required by law. Develops and conducts periodic risk assessments, monitors key elements of the privacy program, and ensures implementation of training programs for members of the affiliate’s workforce and physicians. In addition, serves as a liaison with the Regional Information Security Officer to ensure effective coordination of HIPAA privacy and security requirements.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in a health care related field with experience overseeing compliance with privacy and/or security requirements for a health care organization or equivalent years relevant experience will be considered. Master’s or JD Degree desired. Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) or similar certification within one year of hire. Experience in a healthcare leadership role with an emphasis on the implementation of health information privacy programs in a patient care environment as typically acquired with a minimum of 3 years experience. Demonstrated ability to manage a privacy program in an integrated healthcare delivery system is an asset. Experience in conducting efficient and regular training, investigations, risk assessments and auditing and monitoring activities is also required. Required Knowledge In-depth working knowledge of current HIPAA Privacy regulations and other pertinent and applicable Federal and California state regulations related to protected health information is required, along with experience implementing such regulations. Knowledge of the recommended elements of a compliance program, along with an understanding of how the elements operate effectively in concert Required Skills The ideal candidate will have the ability to analyze problems and issues from a variety of perspectives to understand the legal, clinical, and human resources impacts of decisions. Ability to bring creative solutions to problems and knowledge and experience in organization consensus building are critical. Skills in curriculum design to facilitate adult learning are also required. Self-motivation and initiative are critical for success. The ability to initiate, plan, execute and control activities to meet requirements and timelines of regional and system-wide initiatives and projects that are frequently driven by new or changing regulations. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively to management, physicians and employees are extremely important for this position. Frequent public speaking is expected. The ability to influence and change non-compliant behavior without direct line of authority is essential.

Additional info

Job ID: SHSO-1801731

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sutter Health
2200 River Plaza Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833