HHS Hiring to Expand its Health Information Enforcement Team Again

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week announced additional job openings on its Office For Civil Rights (OCR) Health Information Privacy Enforcement Team.

These new positions are located in the OCR Office of the Deputy Director Health Information Privacy (ODDHIP).  OCR provides the oversight, leadership, and coordination necessary to ensure that individuals have nondiscriminatory access to HHS services or programs and that the privacy of their health information is protected.  The Division of Health Information Privacy enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. 

For more information on these available positions, go here and enter the corresponding job announcement number applicable to the position of interest below.

Health Information Privacy Specialist, GS-301-13/14        HHS-OS-14-2009-0012

Health Information Privacy Specialist, GS-301-13/14        HHS-OS-14-2009-0013

The open period for these positions is Friday, July 31, 2009 to Thursday, August 13, 2009.

For More Information

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