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Senior Compliance Coordinator - Privacy

20003358 Requisition #

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Joint Office for Compliance (JOC) is seeking a Senior Compliance Coordinator - Privacy.  

Position Responsibilities:

Training and Educational Programs

  • Lead policy education by creating and delivering HIPAA and applicable policy presentations to all levels of UI Health Care staff
  • Customize training program and broadcasts to address policy violation trends
  • Review and revise HIPAA refresher and New Hire Privacy orientation ICON compliance courses

Consultation, Risk Assessment and Interpretation/Research of Regulations

  • Review and revise institutional Business Associate Agreements and Data Use Agreements to HIPAA compliance and the enterprise is legally protected
  • Work together with the Law Department and Purchasing department to evaluate BAA/DUA parameters
  • Answer compliance hotline calls to answer questions, investigate violations and escalate issues as necessary

Investigation, Remediation and Reporting of Complaints and Reviews

  • Perform medical record audits when request/necessary.
  • Partner with HR to investigation potential HIPAA violations.
  • Recommend and implement appropriate discipline for founded HIPAA violations.
  • Prepare, coordinate and submit both patient notification letters and Office of Civil Rights reports in the event of a HIPAA breach.
  • Triage phone calls associated with HIPAA infractions via the JOC Helpline.
  • Reviews and responds patient and employee complaints and concerns regarding privacy practices.
  • Tracks and analyzed complaints to identify trends.

Management of External Standards Review Process

  • Act as a HIPAA liaison for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, conduct UICA HIPAA trainings, conduct quarterly UICA audits in conjunction with Health Care Information Systems team.
  • Apply Philanthropic opt out codes to all patient records requesting such a restriction.


Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • 3 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency using MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel, including the ability to format tables, retrieve data via queries and create presentations.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in public speaking
  • Experience developing training and education materials
  • Excellent organizational skills required.  Must be flexible, have the ability to change priorities quickly and the capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proven analytic, problem solving and organizational skills.  Ability to work independently.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to health care operations
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa Health Care policies and procedures.
  • Experience in project management, quality improvement or regulatory compliance.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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