Cambia Health Solutions Privacy Specialist or Senior in Salem, Oregon
Privacy Specialist II or Senior
The position can be in any Cambia location within the four states – OR, WA, UT, or ID
The Privacy Specialist II or Senior is to support corporate efforts to protect information in a fashion that strengthens the trust our members have in us, protects our brand, enhances the member experience, and is compliant with governing regulations.
At Cambia, our values are fundamental to achieving our Cause of transforming the health care industry. They guide our actions and bring diverse perspectives together to improve the health care journey better for those we serve. All eight values are equally important and linked to the others: Empathy, Hope, Courage, Trust, Commitment, Innovation, Collaboration and Accountability. These values are not just words on paper - we live them every day.
Responsibilities & Requirements
General Functions for Privacy Specialist II:
Address privacy-related questions and provide guidance to the business, serving as privacy subject matter expert.
Ability to consider the needs of various business partners, corporate goals and initiatives, and applicable regulatory requirements, some of which may be at odds, and identify creative solutions to ensure business needs are met in a manner that supports corporate goals and initiatives and complies with the law.
Ability to identify when and how existing policies need to be revised either for regulatory purposes or other reasons.
Review legal documentation for sufficiency under privacy regulations, advise the business regarding sufficiency and permissible disclosures.
Develop recommendations regarding appropriate disciplinary sanctions, consult with HR and management to conduct employee interviews, document sanctions to demonstrate compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Ability to work with management to address privacy trends in business area and recommend corrective action or training plan to address repeated incidents.
Represents the Privacy Office on cross-functional internal work groups and task forces addressing wide-ranging business issues.
Develop and present privacy-related training and tools with a view toward furthering a compliance culture.
Investigate complex privacy incidents including developing mitigation strategies and enforcing sanctions as required.
As an essential member of the privacy team, collaborate on a privacy risk assessment and mitigation plan.
Lead and implement assigned sections of the plan with a view toward maintaining or strengthening current levels of compliance.
Maintain databases relating to privacy. Participate in teams and workgroups to further privacy-related goals and serve as subject matter expert for privacy.
Additional General Functions for Senior Privacy Specialist:
Advise business partners regarding privacy issues to achieve core strategies, business objectives, and compliance requirements.
Review new product development as it relates to the privacy of health care data that may be used in predictive analytics and potential new Cambia product offerings and intellectual property.
Ability to persuade, lead and address diverse groups at all levels of the organization (from front line staff to executive management) to affect change and serve as a champion for privacy.
Advise business partners on privacy regulations in addition to HIPAA such as GLBA, COPPA, GDPR, etc.
Lead privacy investigations and risk assessment activities for complex privacy incidents including determining whether an incident is a breach, managing breach activities and communications with internal and external business partners, and determining notification requirements and strategies.
Analyze privacy statutes and regulations to determine the operational impact to business and work to communicate requirements and ensure compliance throughout the company.
Assist with the management of privacy service provider engagements, including contract review, drafting, revision and negotiation and privacy-related performance management.
Assist with reviewing, drafting and negotiating business associate agreements with suppliers and other third parties.
Develop, review, update and implement assigned privacy-related policies and procedures.
Analyze proposed privacy legislation. Advise on whether Cambia should support or oppose the legislation and recommend language changes to proposed legislation.
Collaborate on a privacy risk assessment and mitigation plan and implement assigned sections of the plan with a view toward maintaining or strengthening current levels of compliance.
Serve as a representative for the Privacy Office to support new business and management directed initiatives.
Serves as mentor or lead to privacy specialists.
The Privacy Specialist II would have a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business Administration, Health Policy, Communication or related field and 5 to 7 years of previous work experience in privacy, particularly for a HIPAA covered entity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Privacy Specialist II would have at least one privacy certification (example: CIPP-US or CHPC).
The Senior Privacy Specialist would have a post-baccalaureate degree in Law, Business Administration, Health Administration or a related field preferred and 8+ years of previous work experience in privacy, particularly for a HIPAA covered entity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Senior Privacy Specialist would have at least one privacy certification (example: CIPP-US or CHPC) or a technical certification (example CISSP).
Sound working knowledge of privacy-related laws and regulations governing personal information, particularly HIPAA and state data breach laws
Demonstrated ability to understand and apply complex legal language and terminology
Demonstrated ability to research, interpret and understand laws, regulations and other regulatory and compliance guidance
Demonstrated ability to review legal documents regarding personal representation, determine validity, and identify specific authority or powers given
Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize work in order to meet assigned deadlines and to ensure highest priority assignments are given the time and attention required
Strong attention to detail
Sound PC skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint
Ability to quickly learn and work in internal and external databases to search pertinent information
Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
Previous training/public speaking experience desired
The position is at pay level 18 or 20 depending on experience.
At Cambia, we advocate for transforming the health care system. You aren’t satisfied with the status quo and neither are we. We're looking for individuals who are as passionate as we are about transforming the way people experience health care. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A drug screen and background check is required.
Cambia’s portfolio of companies spans health care information technology and software development; retail health care; health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brands; pharmacy benefit management; life, disability, dental, vision and other lines of protection; alternative solutions to health care access; and free-standing health and wellness solutions.
We have over a century of experience in developing and providing health solutions to serve our members. We had our beginnings in the logging communities of the Pacific Northwest as innovators in helping workers afford health care. That pioneering spirit has kept us at the forefront as we build new avenues to improve access to and quality of health care for the future.
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