Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Faculty Practice Plan. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Responsible for directing and coordinating the release of protected health information for the School of Medicine and the Danforth Campus. Advocate for patient confidentiality and a patient’s right of access to protected health information. Serves in a substitutive capacity for HIPAA Privacy Office functions.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs the release of protected health information in accordance with government regulations and University policies. Safeguards and protects our patient's right to privacy and right to access protected health information.
Creates, revises and enforces release of information policies to ensure compliance with regulations and to promote a patient’s right of access to protected health information.
Recruits, hires and develops competent release of information coordinators. Conducts employee performance evaluations and provides education, coaching and performance management as needed.
Expands and maintains a patient centric release of information website and endorses the use of technology to support a patient’s ability to conveniently access protected health information.
Develops expertise of our hybrid medical record system and understands complexity of record types and locations of various types of protected health information.
Manages the functionality of the Release of Information module contained within Epic.
Appears as necessary for subpoenas and depositions.
Manages the relationship and coordination of services with our contracted health information release services.
Serves as the main point of contact with our contractor for assistance and coordination of services.
Provides support and direction for on-site contracted workforce members.
Ensures adequate coverage for receiving, processing, and completing requests for protected health information.
Monitors monthly statistics to ensure adherence to service level agreements, HIPAA compliance and resource consumption.
Coordinates the processing of requests for release of protected health information created in the course of clinical research.
Interacts with the research team to determine if any restrictions on the release of the requested information exists and to identify which documents are specific to the study.
Develops instructions on processing the request and ensures releases are completed within the HIPAA mandated time frame.
Provides education, auditing and monitoring of clinical/business areas who independently process the release of protected health information to ensure compliance with regulations, policies and a patient’s right of access.
Performs other functions directly in support of the HIPAA Privacy Office.
Ensures all aspects of HIPAA regulations and university policies are communicated and followed.
Conducts routine and for-cause privacy compliance audits, including EMR access audits.
Delivers initial and ongoing privacy training and orientation to all workforce members.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate’s degree in Health Information Management.
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Candidates who are RHIT or RHIA qualified/eligible may also be considered.
Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management preferred.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to diffuse conflict.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
Strong working knowledge of Health Information Management, medical terminology, fundamentals of clinical medicine, HIPAA and electronic health records.
The hiring range for this position is $54,267 - $69,201 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C12.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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