|Job Title:||Director, Privacy and Security (Healthcare)|
The Director, Privacy and Security will manage the fulfillment of strategy, commitments, and legal obligations related to the privacy and security of healthcare-related information across quality of care programs. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO www.asco.org) is the world’s leading professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and delivery of high quality patient care.
As an internal leader, the Director will oversee development and implementation of privacy and security policies and procedures to safeguard patient and provider information and facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements. Reporting to the Senior Director and working closely with the Vice President/General Counsel, this is a new position in response to ASCO’s innovative initiatives to provide cancer caregivers with leading-edge tools to improve patient care.
· Manage organizational compliance with HIPAA and other applicable federal, state, local, and international requirements for privacy and security of specific data and records
· Establish and manage the process for the receipt, documentation, tracking, investigation, response and notification actions to compliance incidents and potential breaches
· Collaborate with technology solutions teams to meet information privacy and security requirements within network design and system technology, including maintenance of firewalls and de-identification procedures and attention to industry standards such as ISO and FISMA
· Serve as ASCO’s Privacy and Security Officer for healthcare programs
· Prepare and negotiate Business Associate Agreements and Data Use Agreements for sites and institutions participating in ASCO quality improvement programs
· Through collaboration, writing, and outreach, help position ASCO as a leader and key participant in developments around big data’s role in health quality improvement
Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with over 34,000 professional members worldwide and a staff of 300+, ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking, growing membership organization that operates in a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) where employees are evaluated on performance outcomes, not presence or time. This is an Alexandria-based position that offers an excellent benefits package, subsidized parking or Metro passes, and opportunities to participate in professional development programs.
Q: What is the work environment like at ASCO?
A: It’s collegial and professional. There’s a strong focus on partnering with our colleagues, often across departments, to ensure we fully utilize the resources and expertise we have available to achieve the common end goal. Our physician members demand a high level of professionalism and quality. That’s what we strive for, and we do it together.
Q: What kind of benefits does ASCO offer?
A: ASCO offers a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as a 401(k) Plan and an Employee Assistance Program. We also offer free parking and participate in the Federal Metrochek Program by distributing metro fare cards. There is also a commitment to professional development that includes a tuition reimbursement program (after a year’s employment) and opportunities to attend onsite and offsite learning workshops.
Q: What makes ASCO different from other associations?
A: It seems to be the high level of connection and commitment to the Society’s mission. The reality is that cancer has touched so many, many lives that almost all the employees have been impacted in some way or another. Some are cancer survivors; others have experienced the challenge of the disease through family members or friends. The desire to play a part in influencing patient care to make it better for the next patient and family is a motivating force amongst the staff.
Q: Which web site will tell me more about the actual work that ASCO staff do?
A: We have several web sites including www.plwc.org that is devoted to People Living With Cancer and designed for reading by patients and their families and friends. However, the main web site, www.asco.org includes the mission statement, information about the association’s 11 departments, and the work of the Society.
Q: What are the hours of a normal workday?
A: ASCO’s normal operating business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with one hour for lunch.