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Associate General Counsel - Privacy

Company: National Society of High School Scholars
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

National Society of High School Scholars Description Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Optum Associate General Counsel - Privacy is responsible for supporting all aspects of the OptumRx Privacy program with focus on the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, general consumer privacy rules and state breach notification laws. As a key member of the Optum Privacy team, this position provides overall privacy counsel and oversight for OptumRx. This position reports to Optum's Chief Privacy Officer.

In collaboration with OptumRx Compliance and Legal, this person will lead and manage a privacy program for OptumRx that meets internal and external standards for effective HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR, and other privacy requirements.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of privacy laws, including healthcare privacy specifically
  • Develop, manage and implement a privacy program for specific business requirements (for example, authorizations, mobile devices, individual rights, and Notice of Privacy Practices)
  • Conduct annual privacy risk assessments and implement an annual plan to address key risks identified
  • Conduct privacy product assessments, including Privacy by Design, and provide legal counsel
  • Support the drafting, management, and negotiation of business associate agreements (BAAs), non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and, as well as other privacy and related legal matters
  • Oversee remediation and corrective action plans, resulting from audits, investigations, privacy reviews, and self-identified issues
  • Provide counsel so team members may review, process, and respond to patient individual rights requests, where appropriate
  • Lead privileged privacy incident investigations
  • Facilitate delivery and where necessary development of a privacy training and awareness programs, including administration of new hire and annual training modules and delivery of privacy awareness messages (posters, emails, newsletters, etc.) for the assigned markets and businesses
  • Oversee and review operational privacy policy and procedure development as needed and draft policies, checklists and other guidance for our businesses as appropriate
  • Deliver privacy reports/updates to business and Optum privacy leadership on a quarterly or other periodic basis
  • Collaborate with Optum Compliance to support new entity due diligence and integration
  • Partner with Information Risk Management for company-wide technology and security solutions implicating privacy
  • Provide input to Optum's strategic goals in the area of privacy management

    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Knowledge of privacy laws, with an emphasis on HIPAA and healthcare privacy knowledge
    • 5+ years of progressive experience in at least one of the following categories - legal, compliance, regulatory, investigation or privacy
    • Collaborating: Strong Team player with excellent collaboration and people skills
    • Communicating Effectively: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Critical thinking: Superior analytical, organizational and problem-solving skill
    • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Familiarity with laws and regulations in the healthcare space
      • Interest in professional development in the area of privacy
      • Legal background
      • Experience with highly matrixed functional areas, business segments, and external companies
      • Proven ability to think strategically and to translate strategic directives into tactical initiatives
      • Proven ability to focus on the customer, client, and patient, and demonstrated responsiveness
      • Proven ability to implement and operationalize privacy regulatory requirements
      • Experience with IT and cybersecurity requirements
      • Health care industry experience
      • Adept at understanding complex concepts and situations presented by the business environment
      • Ability to assess complex problems and provide the appropriate compliance and privacy solutions
      • Objective, collaborative approach. Ability to adapt in a dynamic and high-growth environment

        Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

        Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

        *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

        Job Keywords: Associate General Counsel, Privacy , Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

        Job Information
        • Job ID: 55722916
        • Location:
          Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
        • Position Title: Associate General Counsel - Privacy
        • Company Name: UnitedHealth Group
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