HIPAA Investigator / Paralegal/Legal Assistant II (Kansas City, MO)

Job Description:
No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.
We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies"
Leidos is seeking a HIPAA Privacy Investigator to join our Kansas City, MO team. The Mid-Level Privacy Investigator, follows established guidelines to investigate complaints alleging violations of the Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This includes performing legal research, gathering, preparing, and summarizing relevant materials for use by attorneys and other legal counsel, as well as maintaining case file and responding to citizen correspondence and telephone calls.
Main Duties:
Investigates complaints of advanced complexity and independently reviews alleged HIPAA compliance violations of health information privacy and security.
Analyzes information provided and allegations raised by complainants concerning U.S. HIPAA statutes; develops and drafts investigative plans, data requests, and witness interview questions; analyzes data submitted by covered entities; and drafts administrative and corrective action closure letters, voluntary compliance agreements, violation letters of finding, settlement agreements, and monitoring plans
Provides technical assistance to covered entities to facilitate the resolution of complaints and compliance reviews
Conducts administrative work associated with the disposition of health information privacy and security complaints
Assists in the implementation of outreach efforts and initiatives to ensure that individuals' health information privacy is protected
All applicants' resumes must specifically state the experience, skills, and training listed in the Basic Qualifications.
Basic Qualifications:
All applicants' resumes must specifically state the experience, skills, and training listed in the Basic Qualifications.
Experience reviewing and analyzing documents
Comprehensive knowledge of the application of health information privacy laws to covered entities
Prior experience conducting investigations and resolving difficult and complex matters
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with external and internal stakeholders to advance the agency's mission
Outstanding written and oral communication skills (i.e. Expertise in legal research, including use of LexisNexis and Westlaw, or equivalent, writing, and analytics)
Desired Skills:
Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Act of 1996 and ability to use this knowledge in performing tasking;
J.D. or master's degree (preferably in health or related field)
Experience in public speaking
Strong interest in civil rights
Leidos is a Fortune 500?? information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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