The Ohio State University College of Dentistry seeks a Clinic Risk/Privacy Officer for the Office of Clinic Administration, which encompasses clinic risk and patient privacy for the college.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States, and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.
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The Clinic Risk/Privacy Officer acts as the College advisor on clinical risk management, patient privacy, general compliance and be responsible for minimizing potential losses by monitoring and managing risks, liabilities and compliance along with capturing and reporting liability, risk exposures and compliance to leadership for the College of Dentistry (CoD), and leading compliance with local, state and federal regulations. He/She provides central oversight and leadership on clinical risk, patient privacy management, general compliance, and operating procedure development to ensure a safe environment along with providing the strategic direction and comprehensive oversight of the clinical risk and privacy initiatives. The Clinic Risk/Privacy Officer facilitates patient and staff satisfaction and provides a culture conducive to team development and professional growth. The position minimizes potential losses by conducting clinical risk and patient privacy assessments and audits, creates and implements policies and procedures, provides HIPAA privacy training, aligns and enforces security practices to increase compliance, addresses patient complaints/claims and process improvements. The successful candidate will develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, residents, administrators, internal /external stakeholders and lead several internal committees which focus on clinical improvement within the CoD. In addition, this position develops and leads college-wide training and education to enhance the knowledge around risk and privacy. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented, self-motivated, and possess excellent time management, organizational, written/verbal communication skills, with the ability to work independently and be able to meet multiple short and long-range deadlines.
This position may include some weekends and evening work.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening.
Work is performed primarily in an office environment and the employee in this class is subject to inside environmental conditions. This position requires sustained periods using a keyboard and performing other computer work. Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in a general office environment to accomplish tasks. This position will round in the clinics and may be exposed to the following: blood borne pathogens; chemical hazards (skin irritants); vibrating equipment; use of sharp instruments; and latex. This position may need to lift up to 25 pounds; stand, sit or walk for periods of time.
Additional Information for Applicants::
This position has been reposted.
Bachelor's degree; 5-7 years of experience in the healthcare system, healthcare law, or healthcare consulting environment; certification in healthcare compliance required.
Clinical experience, knowledge and understanding of CDC, AAMI, HIPAA, and the Ohio State Dental Board rules and regulations; Prefer a degree in health science and experience in underwriting and insurance renewals. Juris Doctorate is highly desired. Demonstrated significant business and/or healthcare compliance experience, including working with senior leaders; proficient in planning, coordinating and implementing patient and staff policies and procedures; attention to detail and analytical skills; knowledge and experience in information patient privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; experience in managing patient complaints/grievances from a beginning to the resolution along with managing HIPAA privacy breach investigations; demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication and presentation skills; maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state patient privacy laws and accreditation standards, and advancements in information patient privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
Target Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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