Friday, March 1, 2013

HHS Expanding Privacy Enforcement Team

The HHS Office for Civil Rights is hiring health information privacy specialists on a fast-track, with the open period for applying closing on March 12.
"HHS is hiring health information privacy specialists on a fast-track, with the open period for applying closing on March 12."
- Health Data Management
OCR provides oversight, leadership, and coordination necessary to ensure that individuals have nondiscriminatory access to HHS services or programs and that the privacy and security of their health information is protected.

The Division of Health Information Privacy enforces the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.

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OCR is seeking experience in privacy and security compliance and enforcement as well as in the areas of policy, outreach, and health information technology systems.

These full time, permanent positions, located in Washington, D.C., are government services (GS) levels of 13 or 14 and pay $89,033 to $136,771 annually.

GS 13 qualifications include developing or improving programs to educate stakeholders about privacy and security requirements; GS 14 applicants must have experience providing oversight and coordination to process and resolve complaints and determine compliance with and enforcement of regulations. Sources:
(a) www.usajobs.gov - WWW.USAJOBS.GOV, 03/01/2013
(b) www.hhs.gov - WWW.HHS.GOV, 03/01/2013
(c) Want to Be a Privacy Cop? - Health Data Management, 03/01/2013

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