Compliance Officer/Privacy Officer

San Diego, CA
Full Time
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Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is seeking a Compliance Officer/HIPAA Privacy Officer in San Diego, CA.

The Compliance Officer/HIPAA Privacy Officer will develop, monitor and provide operational oversight of the Agency’s Corporate Compliance Program. They will ensure compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and act as the Agency’s HIPAA Privacy Officer.


    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
    • CHC (Certified in Healthcare Compliance) certified, or willing to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
    • CHPC (Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance) certified, or willing to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.
    • 5 years of healthcare compliance program management experience including 2-3 years managing a patient privacy program.
    • FPACT coding audit experience preferred. 

Job Responsibilities

    • Compliance:
    • Develop, monitor, and provide operational oversight of the Agency’s Corporate Compliance Program based on adherence to the seven elements of a compliance program and to  include the following:
    • Develop and maintain compliance policies and procedures and create annual compliance program work plan and risk assessment.
    • Develop and conduct compliance training and education programs for initial orientation and on an annual basis. Work with Subject Matter Experts to conduct specific compliance education and training.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of Compliance Program.
    • Maintain Compliance Program calendar of recurring events.
    • Ensure ongoing proactive, positive communications to Leaders around compliance messages; ensure ongoing strategy to develop and measure Leaders’ awareness of compliance information, policies and procedures.
    • Act as a resource to management, senior leadership and staff around Compliance issues.
    • Support coding audit program and ensure compliance with coding policy.
    • Partner with legal, quality and risk to identify and track Compliance/Legal/Quality risks and action plans.
    • Collaborate with the Finance Department to ensure compliance with the Agency’s Asset Protection Program.
    • Conduct internal compliance auditing and monitoring on high risk areas (including re-portable privacy breaches) and report out to the Risk, Quality Management Board Committee.
    • Investigate complaints from the Compliance Hotline and other sources as delegated by the Compliance Officer.
    • Maintain confidential records and files of all Corporate Compliance Program activities, including all steps and determinations made as a result of investigations.
    • Develop and monitor Compliance program budget.
    • Attend healthcare compliance related meetings and events to stay current and to form collaborative partnerships.
    • Keep current on operational and other organizational changes to determine any compliance program impact.

    • Patient Privacy Program:
    • Act as agency’s HIPAA Privacy Officer including the following: develop, maintain, and train on HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures to ensure staff compliance with current federal and state laws and regulations. Ensure retention of records and documents as required by law.
    • Collaborate with Agency’s HIPAA Security Officer to ensure staff compliance with policies and procedures related to (cyber) privacy and to develop staff training.
    • Receive, document, investigate and respond to complaints about privacy practices including the reporting of privacy breaches to CDPH  or federal HHS (OCR) as appropriate.
    • Ensure imposition of sanctions for failure to comply with HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures in conjunction with HR and debrief terminated members of workforce about Privacy Regulation requirements. 
    • Assess the need for and maintain Business Associate Agreements and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
    • Coordinate the development of privacy risk assessment policies and procedures designed to measure the performance and quality of the Agency’s privacy program.
    • Identify any new state laws not pre-empted or superseded by HIPAA Privacy Regulation (in conjunction with General Counsel)
    • Assist Medical Records Department with authorization for release of health information questions.
    • Ensure research protocols and related privacy requirements are followed.
*Loc=San Diego Admin

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