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 will manage the clinical risk at the college which includes conducting a full spectrum root cause analysis of current state and outline and implement a clinical risk management plan; manages potential risks, patient complaints/grievances and actual and/or threatened malpractice claims against the college by conducting incident and breach investigations in a timely professional manner to promptly resolve. The position ensures that the college, university and local, state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures are complied with. In addition, this position manages the Privacy/HIPPA for the college. This position will be responsible for conducting privacy investigations in connection of working with the Security Officer, Human Resources, and others involved; identifying and target areas of weakness and/or noncompliance while following applicable standards, laws and regulations. In addition, the position minimizes potential losses by conducting patient privacy assessments and audits, creating and/ revising policies and procedures, aligning and enforcing security practices to increase compliance, addressing patient complaints/claims and process improvements. The Clinic Risk/Privacy Officer facilitates patient and staff satisfaction and provides a culture conducive to team development and professional growth by developing and leading college-wide training and education to enhance the knowledge and awareness of clinical risk and privacy. The successful candidate will develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty, residents, administrators, internal /external stakeholders and lead and/or serve committees which focusing on improvement within the CoD.
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, able to meet multiple short and long-range deadlines and has success working with senior leadership.
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.
Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or equivalent education and experience; four years of experience in the healthcare environment; two years of experience directly managing clinical risk. Attention to detail and analytical skills; excellent computer, interpersonal and customer service skills.
Degree in Health Science, Juris Doctorate, and a certification in healthcare compliance; 5-8 years of experience healthcare environment; clinical risk management experience including managing patient complaints/grievances and experience with privacy and HIPPA laws, and managing HIPAA privacy breach investigations; knowledge and understanding of CDC, AAMI, HIPAA, and the Ohio State Dental Board rules and regulations. Experience in underwriting and insurance renewals.
Target Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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