Privacy, ROI Officer and HIMs Manager - Fairbanks, Alaska - Tanana Chiefs Conference

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (Fairbanks AK, USA) 2 hours ago

Privacy, ROI Officer and HIMs Manager


Full-time; Regular

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Agency Statement:

The Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination and enhancing regional Native unity. TCC has an extensive rural health care system to support health and promote wellness to Indian Health Service beneficiaries.

Required Skills

Representative Duties: Under general supervision Corporate Compliance Officer incumbent will:

Serves as the Privacy Officer for the organization.

  • Works with all organization personnel involved with any aspect of release of protected health information, to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the organization's policies and procedures and legal requirements.
  • Leads the incident response team to investigate and correct violations of privacy standards, confidentiality or information security. Ensures remedial action, corrects current problems and takes all available steps to prevent future problems.
  • Applies investigative techniques and audits to validate privacy breach occurrences.
  • Conducts risk assessments to determine breach notification responsibilities to patients and the Office for Civil Rights.
  • Consults with employees, patients and family members to obtain sensitive information and communicate investigative results while ensuring a successful customer experience and service recovery.
  • Manages and documents all privacy incidents to ensure accurate documentation and reporting.
  • Collaborates with other departments, such as legal counsel, human resources, IT, and HIMs to maintain organization compliance with Federal and State laws regarding privacy, security and protection of information resources.
  • In cooperation with Legal and Human Resources, ensures compliance with privacy policies and consistent application of sanctions for failure to comply with privacy policies for all employees, extended workforce, and business associates.
  • Conducts role based education and training of employees on privacy regulations and organization policies and procedures.
  • Participates in activities and in a consultative nature related to assessing risk and developing and implementing appropriate policy and compliance monitoring activities.
  • Reviews all system-related information security plans throughout the organization's network to ensure alignment between security and privacy practices, and acts as a liaison to the information systems department.
  • Cooperates with the Office of Civil Rights, other legal entities, and organization officers in any compliance reviews or investigations.
  • Provides HIMs assistance with ROIs and the collection and release of patient records and application of privacy requirements. Including, quality assessments of patients' record releases for timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data. Track patient outcomes for patient privacy and protections.
  • Works cooperatively with the HIMs Director and other Divisions in overseeing patient rights to inspect, amend, and restrict access to protected health information when appropriate.
  • Administrative assistant duties as required for the Division.
  • Develop and maintain organizational policies, procedures and guidelines for management of health information records in collaboration with the Quality Management department and Information Systems department to contribute to overall effective quality care while ensuring compliance with legal and accreditation requirements.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of health data and health record documentation; perform random operational audits to verify patient encounter is entered timely and correctly and in the appropriate record.
  • Design and implement security measures to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Manage access, disclosure and use of PHI to ensure confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA - HITEC and CFR 42 requirements.
  • Apply data and record storage strategies and techniques associated with specific record mediums.
  • Perform duties as the Health Services Privacy Officer. Create annual checklists, performs audits, enforces and creates policies in compliance with HIPAA-HITEC and CFR 42 requirements.
  • Coordinate procedures for release of medical information and correspondence requests according to TCC policies, State and Federal statutes and laws.
  • Analyze and present information to organization management teams including but not limited to quality reporting, utilization trends, and risk analysis.
  • Conduct education and training, as required. (e.g. HIM systems, documentation and regulatory requirements)
  • Ensure departmental compliance with requirements for health care accreditation standards.
  • Responsible for organizing the storage, archiving, retrieval and destruction of medical records in accordance with applicable Federal and State regulations.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
  • Develop, motivate, and support work teams and/or individuals.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned specific to corporate compliance, HIPAA, HITECH, privacy and security investigations and ROIs.

Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management or closely related field. An equivalent combination of work experience and/or education may be substituted for degree requirement. Five years of progressive experience in Health Information management. Three years of administrative/supervisory experience required.
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administration certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA, HITECH and related privacy and security regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ROIs, patient consents and notice of privacy requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience in information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain databases in complex business settings.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as good negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and act tactically.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language is required.
  • Must be able to pass extensive background and character investigation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to retrieve and compile information and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA CFR 42, and AAAHC laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following: word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), database (Microsoft Access), e-mail, and internet research required. Proficiency in RPMS, preferred.
  • Knowledge of computerized data management systems.
  • Knowledge of Indian Health Service Electronic Medical Records system preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated skill to efficiently and effectively manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated skill in working in a rapidly changing and innovative health care environment.
  • Skill and capability to effectively make decisions independently.
  • Ability to maintain strict Confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of policy and procedure concepts
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Good reading and comprehension of policies, procedures, and legal documents.
  • Skilled application abilities of education and training techniques.
  • Skills in interpreting and applying laws, rules, and regulations relating to regulatory compliance.
  • Skills in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications
  • Skills in managing, assessing, prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands

Supervision: This position will supervise a team of up to twelve Medical Records Personnel and Clinical Applications Coordinators.

To apply, please visit or you may contact Human Resources at (907)452-8251 or for more information.

Privacy, ROI Officer and HIMs Manager - Fairbanks, Alaska - Tanana Chiefs Conference

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