Friday, March 1, 2013

FW: HHS is expanding its health information privacy enforcement team

Great opportunity to get on the 'inside'.Of course it has the down side of being on the 'inside.  

From: OCR HIPAA Privacy Rule information distribution [mailto:OCR-PRIVACY-LIST@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of OS OCR PrivacyList, OCR (HHS/OS)
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:59 AM
Subject: HHS is expanding its health information privacy enforcement team

February 27, 2013
Several Health Information Privacy Specialist positions are available in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Secretary, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of the Deputy Director Health Information Privacy (ODDHIP) in Washington, DC.  OCR provides the oversight, leadership, and coordination necessary to ensure that individuals have nondiscriminatory access to HHS services or programs and that the privacy and security of their health information is protected.  The Division of Health Information Privacy enforces the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act.  OCR is seeking experience in privacy and security compliance and enforcement as well as in the areas of policy, outreach, and health information technology systems.
For more information on these positions, go to and enter the corresponding job announcement number.
Titles and job announcement numbers:
Health Information Privacy Specialist, GS-0301-13/14         HHS-OS-MP-13-846340
Health Information Privacy Specialist, GS-0301-13/14         HHS-OS-DE-13-846235
The open period for these positions is Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to Tuesday, March 12, 2013.   
NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered.                            
 For more information about OCR's health information privacy activities, visit our web site at