Children's National Health System

Compliance Specialist - Privacy (42954119)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 1/20/2018

Compliance Specialist - Privacy

Under general supervision from a Compliance Director, the Compliance Specialist monitors CNHS's adherence to regulatory requirements and organizational policies and procedures. This position will interact with all levels of CNHS stakeholders, including staff, management, leadership, and Boards of Directors. Functional accountabilities include internal investigations, auditing and monitoring activities, and education and training, as well as maintaining data and analytics that report on department operations. The position requires exceptional communication and critical thinking skills, as well as attention to detail, resourcefulness, and a commitment to process improvement.

The Compliance Privacy Specialist monitors the CNHS's privacy program. This position interacts with all levels of stakeholders, including staff, management, and leadership. It involves assisting the Director in managing, monitoring, and educating the organization to ensure compliance with Privacy Regulations. The candidate is responsible for identifying issues, implementing, and maintaining the Privacy Program. It requires exceptional communication, critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and resourcefulness. Duties: administers the process for documenting, tracking, and investigating privacy cases; coordinates the Privacy and Security oversight committee; assists in the performance of the HIPAA risk assessment, coordinates efforts to advance the annual work plan, fosters privacy awareness, and maintains current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws. Monitors policies and procedures to align with state and federal regulations (including HIPAA and HITECH).


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Undergraduate or professional degree in related specialty preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least five years experience in a healthcare compliance role, or equivalent experience.

Required Skills/Knowledge
Expertise in the area of specialty. Strong knowledge of regulatory agency requirements impacting healthcare systems. Demonstrated leadership and management skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Conducts business with a professional, collaborative approach that is solution oriented and forward thinking. Good judgment on all matters including the ability to escalate concerns and control or manage potential poor decisions or actions by clients or stakeholders.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Relevant compliance professional certification from national association preferred.

Functional Accountabilities
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Compliance Management
Ensure sensitive and confidential issues are concisely communicated, resolved, and documented in accordance with applicable legal requirements and organizational policies and procedures.
Assist with implementation of compliance work plan.
Develop presentations for the Compliance Management Committee and work groups.
Review and revise compliance policies and procedures on a periodic basis.
Assist Compliance Directors and the Vice President of Compliance with other department activities, as assigned.
Maintain and manage files relating to compliance activities.
Assist Compliance Directors and the Vice President of Compliance with developing and reporting compliance metrics, as needed.
Internal Investigations & Reviews
Perform and document internal investigations in accordance with applicable legal requirements and organizational policies and procedures.
Maintain a log of compliance investigations and reviews in accordance with department requirements.
Compliance Education & Training
Provide compliance educational and training offerings.
In partnership with the Legal Department, serve as a subject matter resource and provide consultation services regarding the application and implementation of current legal requirements and organizational policies and procedures.
Monitor legal and industry developments and identify opportunities for their application and integration into compliance activities.
Auditing & Monitoring
Perform compliance audits and reviews.
Serve as strategic partner to internal stakeholders in the assessment and analysis of audit findings (by internal and external auditors) to determine root causes of issues identified and corrective action plans.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations: Wisconsin Avenue 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 317 Washington 20007
Job: Non-Clinical Professional
Organization: Legal
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

At Children's, we know what it takes to really connect with kids, we're looking for nurses who love a challenge.

Pediatric nurses have to be patient. They have to be understanding, yet able to communicate effectively and honestly with a child and their family about their illness and treatment. And every Children's nurse must have the confidence to take a patient's care into his or her own hands.

At Children's you'll work closely with each patient and their family across a continuum of care - beginning with admission, when you perform physical assessments and take a patient/family history that covers all the vitals.

You'll prepare and carry out a plan of patient care. You'll work with professionals from all Children's health care disciplines. Together you will ensure your patients' progress every step of the way. You will even make rounds with physicians, discussing your patients' conditions and needs.

Professionally, you'll grow like never before.

The nursing practice environment at Children's is ideal for developing your skills to the maximum, increasing your level of responsibility and entering new specialty areas.

Our versatile career ladder, the Program for Professional Advancement (PPA), enables you to move both vertically and laterally across a wide range of clinical, educational and management opportunities. Recently we restructured our nurses compensation package to include:

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Professional Development

  • Clinical Ladder

  • Continuing Education Conferences (local, regional, national)

  • Weekend Incentive Program

  • Exceptional Differentials

  • Preceptorship and Charge Nurse Recognition

  • Certification and Degree Recognition Bonus

  • Collaborate with Internationally-Acclaimed

  • Medical Leaders

  • Pediatric Nursing Fellowships (PICU, NICU, Hematology/Oncology)


Our recent achievement of Magnet status reflects what we’ve known all along: That our nurses are something very special - that their vision, talents, dedication and leadership define a truly exceptional practice environment. We invite you to learn more about our Magnet environment, accomplished by approximately 6% of the nation’s hospitals, and even fewer pediatric centers.

We are also a Beacon Award winner, recognized for our outstanding CICU and PICU environments. In fact, our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is the first in the country to be designated a Beacon Award winner AND our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the first in the Northeast region to receive the Beacon designation!

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