DIRECTOR, HEALTH PRIVACY & COMPLIANCE, Research Compliance
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9578
Reporting to the University's Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and working closely with key stakeholders across the University, the Director will serve as the University's HIPAA Privacy Officer. This includes the oversight and coordination of compliance with HIPAA and all related applicable laws and regulations. The Director will be expected to develop a compliance program and oversee the implementation of the program at all BU licensed clinics. The Director will work with covered healthcare offices to proactively address any health privacy issues and adherence to policies and, when needed, work with clinics to create corrective action plans to ensure future compliance with all applicable regulations.
Proficient knowledge of HIPAA and related federal and state privacy laws and regulations
familiarity with healthcare laws, regulations, and standards
strong analytic skills
excellent written and oral communication skills
excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
ability to synthesize and communicate complex analyses and discussions into written documentation
skill in examining and restructuring operations and procedures and developing new policies and procedures
Graduate degree and at least 5 years of related experience at an academic institution, or a bachelors degree in a professional field and 7 years of related experience at an academic institution required. A Juris Doctorate is preferred. Prior experience in an institution of higher education and related professional work experience with compliance and/or regulatory activities a strong plus.
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