This position provides leadership and direction for Compliance and Privacy within CHRISTUS Health. The incumbent, in collaboration with System and Regional Leadership, is responsible for supporting a culture consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission, Core Values and Code of Ethics by planning, designing, implementing and maintaining the CHRISTUS system-wide compliance programs, policies, and procedures. This position will lead initiatives in order to foster a culture of safety and a culture where ethical and compliant behavior are practiced. This position will develop, implement and maintain adequate internal controls in order to ensure CHRISTUS will maintain compliance with all applicable laws, standards and regulatory requirements. As Compliance and Privacy Officer, this position will serve as a role model along with all other CHRISTUS leaders for behavior consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of CHRISTUS Health. He/she will provide direct support to the CHRISTUS Audit Committee of the Board. The incumbent will also serve as a member of the leadership team and will provide direction and independent review of strategic and business initiatives to ensure conflicts of interest are minimized and regulatory compliance is followed. Additionally, this position will serve as the Regional Privacy Officer. This role is responsible for policy development and implementation of processes and programs covering the privacy of, and access to, patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws.
A. Education and Training:
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Master's Degree in business/health care related field, CPA or JD preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with Medical Staff, Hospital Executives, Regional Board, facility management, facility Associates, Corporate Associates and the general public.
Ability to make independent decisions as necessary.
Effective skills in team-building, shared decision-making and change management.
Ability to be flexible, creative and motivated by challenges.
Ability to initiate, coordinate and follow multiple projects through to completion.
Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
Experience in public speaking and business presentations.
Excellent spreadsheet, internet, Power Point and word processing skills.
Familiarity with operational, financial, quality assurance, and human resource procedures and regulations is a must.
Ability to work in a rapidly changing and stressful environment.
Knowledge of hospital practices and procedures as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to healthcare.
Minimum of 5+ years demonstrated experience leading health care regulatory and compliance functions.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.