Division Counsel â Hospital Operations & Privacy Attorney (HIPAA)
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The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Legal Affairs is looking for an exceptional individual with 5+ years of experience counseling healthcare clients on all aspects of patient data privacy and security to join its team. This individual will report to the General Counsel and Secretary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The ideal attorney will possess the following:
5+ years of counseling healthcare providers on privacy and security matters, including the development and implementation of privacy and security policies and procedures;
Strong understanding and working knowledge of Federal and State data protection and privacy laws applicable to the healthcare industry, including HIPAA, HITECH and 42 CFR Part 2;
Experience managing protected health information breach, including investigation of the breach, patient notification and breach reporting;
Experience responding to requests for protected health information from third parties, including government agencies, law enforcement, payors, providers, attorneys, etc.;
Experience counseling clients setting up and participating in HIEs and other data-sharing initiatives, including related security issues of storing data in the cloud;
Experience counseling clients on privacy and data protection issues in commercial and contractual matters;
Experience with data privacy in a research setting a plus;
Experience analyzing regulatory requirements and guidance and translating that information into institutional policy and/or actionable guidance;
Experience in general healthcare regulatory and operational issues, including patient related matters, consent issues, contract drafting and review, policy review and drafting;
Ability to partner with stakeholders to educate, advise and evaluate privacy, security and other regulatory risks;
Significant experience working in-house or in close partnership with healthcare clients;
Effective communicator, comfortable working with individuals at all levels of the organization;
Exceptional academic credentials;
State bar admission and Tennessee bar admission within 1 year;
A proactive nature and âcan-doâ attitude;
Ability to work independently and be pragmatic and results focused;
A good sense of humor, desire to tackle new challenges and be part of an incredible team.
Additional experience working with electronic health record incentive programs, patient care issues, regulatory compliance or supply chain contracting desired, but not required.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments:
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US