About Us:
At Vault, we believe quality healthcare is a human right. Our mission is to make better health outcomes more accessible and affordable for everyone. Our platform makes this possible by bringing remote diagnostics and specialty care to patients in their homes, on their home screens, and within their hometown communities— wherever they choose. We are reimagining the 21st century healthcare experience for patients, practitioners and providers—making the promise of better health more attainable through our end-to-end healthcare platform.

The Opportunity:
We are currently hiring an experienced Data Protection and Privacy Officer (DPO) to meet our obligations under HIPAA, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other rules and regulations related to the privacy and security of member, employee, patient and study participant information in the U.S. and globally. Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer and working closely with the Legal Department and the Chief Information Security Officer, the DPO will set the vision and establish and oversee implementation of the policy and data management framework for privacy and data protection by the lines of business and functions across the enterprise. The DPO will be responsible for staff training, data protection impact assessments, and internal privacy audits. The DPO will also serve as the primary contact for supervisory authorities and individuals whose data is processed by the organization.

This role oversees the design and implementation of preventative privacy and security standards, procedures, and programs across Vault’s clinical diagnostics and life sciences businesses. This person also directs the investigation of privacy breaches and disciplinary actions. This role will support Vault’s growing life sciences business, as it builds from providing support to clinical trials in the US into higher-touch areas, including work streams related to government-sponsored research and overseas research.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter, comfortable making decisions on a short timeframe and autonomously, and has broad experience in domestic and international clinical  support.  

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and managing a principle-based PDP framework aligned with our business strategy, including the trust and best interests of our customers' and team members (incl. "data subject rights"), while also meeting existing and emerging legal and regulatory requirements
  • Collaborating with the relevant operational teams to ensure that Data Subject requests and complaints are addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensuring identification and classification of personal and other controlled data across the enterprise and in enterprise metadata repositories
  • Ensuring record retention in accordance with enterprise, legal, and regulatory requirements
  • Partnering with IT and the chief information security office (CISO) functions (also first line of defense), as well as risk management, compliance, and legal (second line of defense), to ensure a holistic governance, control and management framework for privacy and data protection
  • Communication and training of requirements (GLBA, GDPR, CCPA/CPRA, cross-border transfer, and emerging regulations)
  • Ensuring privacy and data protection is taken into account ("by design") in Vault’s services, products, and data architectures (including cloud), and promoting the use of data privacy and protection technology and methods
  • Ensuring alignment with applicable Vault policies and reporting framework

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years total, including at least 5 in-house in the privacy, security or compliance function at a global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device company, or CRO.
  • Direct experience designing and managing enterprise-wide policies and procedures around data classification, as well as data security, access, privacy, storage, and retention.
  • Deep knowledge of EU data privacy and data protection regulations, as well as HIPAA, IoMT, AI. 
  • Experience drafting and negotiating data use agreements, product privacy statements, Clinical Trial Agreements for, or on behalf of, a life sciences organization, involving industry sponsors, CROs/SMOs, government agencies, universities and other large healthcare companies.
  • Knowledge of information technology and data management systems required, including EHR and EDC platforms. 
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and industry standards governing clinical diagnostics, health IT, and global clinical trials, such as FDA, GDPR, ICH Guidelines, CPPA, rules governing IRBs and GCPs, RWD/RWE
  • Strong communicator verbally and written. Self-motivated collaborator able to succeed in a matrixed organization
  • Experience and expertise communicating, collaborating, and leading change across multiple enterprise businesses and functions
  • Relevant legal, consulting, or regulatory experience preferred
  • CIPP/US, CIPM, or similar credentialing preferred

Vault Health is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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