Compliance and Privacy Officer

  • Location
    Middlesex, Connecticut
  • Category
    Legal Support Personnel - Compliance
  • Contract Type
    Direct Hire
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Compliance and Privacy Officer

Non profit Healthcare Group in Middlesex, CT  wants an experienced compliance and privacy professional to work in office. Job is half healthcare compliance and half privacy compliance. JD/Law License not required. 

NATURE OF POSITION: Compliance Officer. Manages and oversees the Compliance Programs, which includes service as HIPAA Privacy Officer. Responsible for monitoring compliance across the organizations and ensuring that policies and procedures that facilitate compliance are in place and up to date and that staff receive appropriate training on such policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's degree in Business or Healthcare Administration or related field required. Experience: At least 5 years of experience in risk management or compliance with a focus on healthcare with at least 2 years of experience leading compliance efforts and reporting to a board of directors. Licenses/Certificates/Registrations: Must maintain at least one compliance certification (e.g., CHC, CHPC, CCEP, etc.).

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required: Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced setting, with frequent interruptions. Keen ability to investigate, review and analyze incidents from a non-judgmental and unbiased point of view. Strong organizational skills.  Must regard work as confidential. Strong sense of ethics. Substantial experience with healthcare compliance, including health privacy. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time daily. 2. Physical requirements for this position include hearing, seeing, speaking, fingering, and repetitive motions. 3. This position requires sitting for long periods of time; walking and/or standing is only required occasionally, although standing and walking frequently are encouraged. 4. This position requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or an insignificant amount to lift, carry, pull, or move objects.

GENERAL DUTIES: Develop, revise, and implement the organization's Compliance Programs; develop, revise, and implement policies and procedures designed to facilitate compliance with state and federal laws. Assess business operations of organization and its affiliates through compliance audits to determine whether policies and procedures are being followed and where there is room for improvement. Serve as the Privacy Officer for organization, a federally qualified health center and one of the leading healthcare providers in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health to more than 145,000 active patients. Manage and regularly evaluate organization's privacy program, including but not limited to monitoring possible areas of risk and implementing corrective action plans for the resolution of current and potential problems; evaluating and revising as necessary policies and procedures of the organization; and working with the Information Technology Department to review all system-related information security plans throughout the organization's network to ensure alignment with security and privacy practices. Maintain organized and appropriate files and documentation in support of compliance efforts. Work with the General Counsel or approved outside counsel as appropriate to obtain legal advice on compliance issues when necessary. Prepare reports on a regular basis for the Board of Directors on the Compliance Programs, including results of compliance program audits and an overall assessment of the compliance health of organization and its affiliates. Conduct or oversee thorough and complete investigations into alleged or suspected compliance or privacy issues and ensure all issues reach a resolution and such investigations and resolutions are properly documented.  Ensure that all government reporting and patient notification obligations are met.  Receive and manage all compliance complaints received in any manner, including through the anonymous compliance hotline.  Coordinate with the Human Resources Department to ensure the delivery of an effective training program.  Review on an on-going basis and update as necessary all relevant policies. Track laws and regulations that might affect the organization's policies and procedures and works with other members of the Legal Department to draft and update plans, protocols and policies and training as appropriate.


Highly competitive pay, including full benefit package. 


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