This position reports directly to the Compliance Officer and it is part of the Legal and Compliance Department. This position monitors activities relating to standards of conduct and compliance, and assists with facilitating, supporting, and monitoring Foundation Health Partner's (FHP) privacy functions. Assists with evaluating compliance risks based on state, federal, and accreditation agency requirements. Facilitates compliance activities across the organization, including compliance education and training, compliance policies and procedures, and HIPAA privacy. This individual will support the internal investigations, audits, monitors activities, documents privacy/security incidents, and maintains data/analytics.
About Foundation Health Partners
Beginning January 1, 2017, Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center became part of Foundation Health Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. Foundation Health Partners will operate all three facilities through a 15-member Board of Directors. At Foundation Health Partners, our patients and residents are at the heart of everything we do. Community owned and operated - we are dedicated to providing compassionate health care for every chapter in your life story.
Assists with implementation, facilitation, and enforcement of an organization-wide compliance and privacy program to ensure adherence to federal, state and local laws and regulations, including fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, and Medicare and Medicaid requirements.
Assists with the monitoring, supporting, and enforcing the organization-wide privacy compliance programs to ensure adherence to federal, state and local laws and regulations, including fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, and Medicare and Medicaid requirements. Participates and facilitates FHP's privacy services, including first-tier investigations, actions and reporting to mitigate risk or harm to the organization and patients. Works with appropriate partners to identify HIPAA privacy events, investigates and mitigates risk to the patient, member and organization.
Assists with the tracking and documentation of privacy events/violations/breaches. Reports breaches as required by federal and state laws. Ensures privacy events/violations are appropriately, timely and accurately documented. Evaluates privacy patterns and trends to improve processes and provide necessary education to all workforce members. Uses metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations. Identifies, evaluates, and reports on information privacy risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements.
Participates in the development compliance and privacy communication and awareness materials, such as newsletter articles, intranet site content, and posters. Develops relationships with staff and management to ensure appropriate privacy compliance partnerships.
Assists with compliance and privacy focused education programs. Reviews and updates educational programs to ensure they reflect internal policies, federal and state regulations. Provides orientation and on-going HIPAA education for staff and management. Assists with preparing appropriate compliance presentation materials, intended to promote the understanding of compliance issues, laws, and consequences for noncompliance, as well as delivering the training programs throughout the system. Tracks and documents that required compliance training has occurred, especially when required in conjunction with a corrective action plan.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance-related laws and regulations, keeping abreast of current changes that may affect health care systems through personal initiative, seminars, training programs and peer contact. Actively shares compliance and privacy-related updates, news and guidance to FHP leaders and others who may be impacted.
Reviews and responds to complex and sensitive privacy questions, concerns and complaints relative to compliance matters, and provides support to all entities and lines of business, as appropriate. Responds to ethical or legal privacy violations, and aims to prevent further violations. Assists with privacy investigations regarding ethical and legal violations to ensure consistency in the enforcement of the program.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance and privacy-related laws and regulations, keeping abreast of current changes that may affect health care systems through personal initiative, seminars, training programs and peer contact. Actively shares compliance and privacy-related updates, news and guidance to FHP leaders and others who may be impacted.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires knowledge as typically obtained through a Bachelor's degree in a healthcare or compliance related field.
Must possess a minimum of two (2) years of related experience within a major health care organization, health system setting, or large multi-operational corporate environment in complex industries similar to healthcare.
Strong analytical skills to effectively perform confidential privacy investigations, including preparing and enforcing appropriate corrective action plans. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and groups to plan, implement and influence organizational change. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong classroom, platform, group facilitation, and consultation skills.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSCertification in Compliance and/or Healthcare Privacy.
Experience conducting health care audits and risk assessments preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Community owned and operated, the employees of Tanana Valley Clinic, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center feel a great responsibility towards our patients, our community and each other. People First.
We are dedicated to the delivery of compassionate health care. We believe in kindness and courtesy to every patient, every visitor, every employee, every person, every time.
It takes a tremendous variety of strengths to meet the health care needs of our unique community. We offer a wide range of careers – nursing, finance, housekeeping, culinary, engineering, information technology radiology, pharmacy, rehab therapies and more. As the largest private employer in the Interior, Foundation Health Partners employs some of the brightest, most compassionate people in Fairbanks.
If you want to make a difference, if you want to work with great people and if you want to earn competitive benefits, become an employee of Foundation Health Partners.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.