Health Information Privacy Specialist
Full-Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day Shift
Covenant Health Overview:
Covenant Health is East Tennessee’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals and over 85 outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system and the area’s largest employer with over 11,000 employees.
Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named six times by Forbes as a Best Employer.
Paralegal experience is preferred.
Responsible for problem solving issues relative to privacy complaints, investigations, misdirected faxes, amendment & correction of records, more complicated release of information concerns (e.g. decedents, POA’s, health oversight), access and audit trail monitoring. Participates in environment of care rounds / risk assessment rounds to ensure proper privacy and security protections are in place. Provides training and education related to privacy and confidentiality for hospital/ facility system users, including physicians, and ancillary hospital staff. Analyzes information, audit trails, complaints to ensure privacy protections are in place and policies / regulations are followed. This position is responsible for helping to maintain the integrity of the health information data.
Will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to an Associate's degree. Preference may be given to individuals possessing an Associate's degree or higher in a directly-related field from an accredited college or university (e.g. AS in Health Information Technology or BS in Health Information Administration)
A minimum of four (4) years of directly-related work experience with emphasis on technology and management. Paralegal experience is preferred.
Certification in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS), Certified Compliance Professional (CCP), Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) preferred.
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