Privacy Officer - Ethics & Compliance


Biweekly Hours: 80.00

Shift: 8-5

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


The Privacy Counsel is the organization's subject matter expert on all privacy matters and serves as legal counsel for privacy-related legal matters. The Privacy Counsel manages the System's privacy program and independently handles a broad range of matters providing legal guidance on privacy and data protection matters. Provides privacy expertise to advise internal clients on data uses while managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.


Required Graduate of an ABA accredited law school. Current license to practice law in the State of Ohio or be currently licensed in another state with acquisition of Ohio license within 12 months after hire date. Five or more years of experience as an attorney in a law firm, health care organization or related entity working in a leadership role in risk, compliance, or healthcare privacy. Eight years combined experience in health care compliance, privacy and/or legal practice. Strong knowledge of legal theory and practice, and knowledge of specific laws and regulations imposed on health care. systems by various agencies including HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. Extensive experience translating complex regulations/topics into understandable and meaningful terms. Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, direct, and evaluate a variety of activities and projects. Strong leadership skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, a collaborative style. Demonstrated, mentoring, customer service and excellent interpersonal skills along with experience in working with multi-disciplinary groups. Has superior analytic, problem-solving, communication, change management, and presentation skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong skills in personal diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to conduct privacy and compliance related investigations. Must exhibit a high level of motivation, team orientation, professionalism, and trustworthiness, and places a high value on treating others with dignity and respect. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred: None. Physical Demands: May need to move around intermittently during the day, including sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and ambulating. May need to remain still for extended periods, including sitting and standing. Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communications. Ability to read job related documents. Ability to use computer.