HHS' Office for Civil Rights is hiring a deputy director for health information privacy

HHS' Office for Civil Rights is seeking a deputy director for health information privacy, according to a job listing posted to USAJOBS Jan. 14.

The senior executive position "leads, coordinates and manages the overall operations of all aspects of OCR's privacy, security and breach notification work under [HIPAA]" and other healthcare-specific legislation, the listing reads.

"The deputy director leads the department's day-to-day HIPAA Privacy and Security program operations, including policy development and administrative rule-making and regulation interpretation; and provides technical assistance and coordination of OCR regional operations to ensure consistency in HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance activities and application of policies," the post continues. "He or she serves as a principal player in the development of departmental policies, legislative and regulatory proposals, and special OCR initiatives to ensure the protection of health information, and advises the secretary, director of the Office for Civil Rights, and other senior policy officials within HHS on HIPAA privacy and security policies."

To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.

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