Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 22-state network of more than 9,000 physicians, 63,000 employees, and 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY17, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unpaid cost of government programs. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Location is Chattanooga, TN
Leader – Corporate Responsibility
This position serves as the local entity(ies) (herein referred to as entity) corporate responsibility officer (CRO). This position is accountable for administering CHI’s Corporate Responsibility Program (CRP) which addresses and provides a framework for compliance with CHI’s Standards of Conduct (Our Values and Ethics at Work) and all applicable laws and regulations.
This individual functions in an independent and objective manner. This position is a member of the entity’s senior leadership team and routinely meets with the entity CEO/administrator and executive leadership team. This position reports to and is accountable to the Regional CRO and has dotted-line reporting responsibility to the entity CEO and board compliance oversight committee.
Serves as the executive oversight for all aspects of the entity CRP and provides expertise and guidance on matters involving legal and regulatory compliance.
Administers, updates, monitors and oversees CHI’s comprehensive, uniform CRP at the entity level in support of Federal guidance regarding the elements of effective compliance programs.
Assists the Regional CRP Privacy Officer in administering, updating, monitoring and overseeing CHI’s comprehensive, uniform privacy program for the entity. May serve as the entity Privacy Officer or may coordinate with and assist the entity Privacy Officer in Privacy/Security investigations.
Reports on a regular basis to the Regional CRO, and to the entity CEO, CRP oversight committee and board compliance oversight committee on compliance matters and the progress of the CRP. Chairs or co-chairs with another CRO within the division, the entity CRP Committee and serves as a lead staff support to the entity’s board compliance oversight committee. Coordinates the applicable meeting calendar, agendas, materials and minutes.
Maintains expert working knowledge of and disseminates applicable laws and regulations; and oversees and coordinates investigative and enforcement activities affecting the entity.
Oversees and coordinates internal and external resources to ensure adequate, independent system–wide auditing and monitoring resources are devoted to identified compliance risk activities. May have responsibility for conducting compliance audits to identify compliance risks.
Coordinates and oversees internal and external CRP investigations and complaints through resolution. May have responsibility for conducting compliance audits to identify compliance risks.
Participates in professional industry groups and development opportunities to further the effectiveness of CRP and lend voice to regulatory and legal compliance matters. May serve as a compliance subject matter expert in a specific compliance area through coordination with the Regional CRO.
May supervise local CRP staff assigned and be responsible for hiring, performance evaluations, coaching and developing staff
Education / Accreditation / Licensure:
Bachelor’s degree in Hospital Administration, Finance, Law, Accounting, Health Information Management, Nursing, Business or related clinical field required.
Certification in Compliance required within one year of hire.
Master or Juris Doctorate degree and additional certifications in Finance, Coding, or other relevant field will be considered.
Three or more years of progressive management experience in health care compliance is required.
An additional five years of related health care operational or leadership experience is also required. Must have the ability to work effectively in a large, geographically diverse system.