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Assistant City Solicitor – HIPAA Privacy Law Unit at City of Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia

Full-Time

Mid Level

Philadelphia, PA, USA

$35.000 - $47.000

27 Oct → 26 Nov

Expired

Job Description

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.

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The attorneys in the HIPAA Privacy Unit guide the City in adherence to the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and counsel all City departments and subunits required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Breach Notification Rule. The HIPAA & Privacy Law Unit is also responsible for overseeing and supporting the City’s HIPAA privacy compliance program, which involves monitoring the City’s compliance with the Privacy Rule; reporting to the City HIPAA Steering Committee on such compliance; overseeing the development, implementation, and maintenance of City privacy policies, procedures, and workforce training; investigating and reporting of HIPAA incidents; managing the City’s response to governmental audits and investigations; and receiving complaints from individuals regarding the City’s privacy policies or practices.

The City of Philadelphia seeks an entry-level privacy attorney to provide regulatory guidance for the City’s health and social services activities. The Assistant City Solicitor will support both the City HIPAA Privacy Officer’s and the HIPAA & Privacy Law Unit’s advice and guidance to the City’s HIPAA Covered Units as well as other City Departments and programs. The position provides an exciting opportunity to work with individuals at all levels of City government and significantly impact the City’s privacy operations.

This is an entry level position. The ideal candidate should have at least 1 to 3 years of law firm or in-house experience in transactional and/or regulatory healthcare law, health care privacy management, healthcare business operations, and information systems.

Candidates should have strong analytical, writing, client management, and organizational skills.

Candidate must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Privacy certification preferred but not required (Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), or equivalent).

Resident of the City of Philadelphia within 6 months of hire.

We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer

Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities

We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents

Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan

Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays

Generous retirement savings options are available

Any questions related to this position should be directed to Elise Bruhl, Senior Attorney, HIPAA & Privacy Law Unit (elise.bruhl@phila.gov ).

As a condition of employment with the City of Philadelphia, employees starting employment on or after September 1, 2021 must be vaccinated.

Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducting research, drafting legal opinions, and analyzing legal issues related to HIPAA and other data privacy laws;
  • Assisting the Law Department’s Privacy Review Committee with cross-departmental data sharing and external data sharing requests and projects.
  • Assisting in investigating and mitigating HIPAA incidents and addressing complaints concerning HIPAA privacy policies and processes;
  • Assisting with creating and implementing HIPAA policies, training materials, and other HIPAA compliance tools;
  • Advising clients on matters related to HIPAA and data privacy laws.
  • Fostering privacy awareness within the City through communications channels such as the HIPAA Privacy Unit website, e-mails, newsletters, and events.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and standards for the protection of health information

  • Knowledge of relevant federal and Pennsylvania privacy laws

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing

  • Ability to work collaboratively with attorneys and clients on complex projects

  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Self-direction and ability to prioritize, plan work, and manage projects independently

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