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HIPAA Privacy Counsel

Job Description

Job: Legal
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 201072


Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and 
decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority. 

Primary Function of Position:

Intuitive is looking for an experienced HIPAA professional to join our data protection team.  Reporting to our lead privacy and data protection counsel, this position will assist in our efforts supporting our US healthcare partners and help shape the development of new and innovative products.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Advise on all aspects of US healthcare laws and regulations, including HIPAA and HITECH, state laws, and trends
  • Guide product development teams for new products and services
  • Work closely with international privacy counsel to develop global privacy approaches
  • Develop and deliver training
  • Update playbook for and advise on BAAs
  • Support the HIPAA privacy officer
  • Support data subject requests or queries relating to Intuitive’s privacy and data protection practices
  • Develop contacts and participate in professional organizations that enhance the understanding of HIPAA developments 


Skills, Experience, Education, & Training:
  • 7+ years of privacy experience with US healthcare privacy laws, particularly HIPAA, required
  • Strong analytical and problem-resolution skills with the ability to balance business needs with legal risks
  • Technology-oriented with a preference for experience in medical devices and/or product design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly communicate legal advice, solicit input and gather information verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, preferably with experience working with international clientele
  • Ability to calibrate and advise on risk in connection with transactions and products
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously in a demanding, fast-paced environment, while seeking supervision and guidance when necessary
  • Working knowledge of technology business models and familiarity with operational security issues preferred
  • Depending on experience, JD preferred and member of the California bar
  • Relevant certifications, technical background, and language skills a plus
  • Project management and compliance experience preferred

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.