HIPAA Investigator / Law Clerk

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
03-11-2019
Job #: R-00004290
Description:
No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.

We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"

Leidos is seeking a HIPAA Privacy Investigator to join our San Francisco, CA team. The Mid-Level Privacy Investigator, follows established guidelines to investigate complaints alleging violations of the Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This includes performing legal research, gathering, preparing, and summarizing relevant materials for use by attorneys and other legal counsel, as well as maintaining case file and responding to citizen correspondence and telephone calls.

Main Duties include :
  • Investigates complaints of advanced complexity and independently reviews alleged HIPAA compliance violations of health information privacy and security.
  • Analyzes information provided and allegations raised by complainants concerning U.S. HIPAA statutes; develops and drafts investigative plans, data requests, and witness interview questions; analyzes data submitted by covered entities; and drafts administrative and corrective action closure letters, voluntary compliance agreements, violation letters of finding, settlement agreements, and monitoring plans
  • Provides technical assistance to covered entities to facilitate the resolution of complaints and compliance reviews
  • Conducts administrative work associated with the disposition of health information privacy and security complaints
  • Assists in the implementation of outreach efforts and initiatives to ensure that individuals' health information privacy is protected
  • All applicants' resumes must specifically state the experience, skills, and training listed in the Basic Qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing documents
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the application of health information privacy laws to covered entities
  • Law degree, or comparable combination of education and experience
  • Prior experience conducting investigations and resolving difficult and complex matters
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with external and internal stakeholders to advance the agency's mission
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills (i.e. Expertise in legal research, including use of LexisNexis and Westlaw, or equivalent, writing, and analytics)

Desired Skills:
  • Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Act of 1996 and ability to use this knowledge in performing tasking;
  • J.D. or master's degree (preferably in health or related field)
  • CISSP and/or CISM, CISA, CIPP/CIPM/CIPT
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Strong interest in civil rights

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