Hospital Compliance Officer (HCO), Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 2205019726
POSITION SUMMARY: The Hospital Compliance Officer (HCO) has responsibility for managing the implementation of Tenetâ��s Ethics and Compliance Program for his/her assigned facilities.
The Hospital Compliance Officer's general duties and responsibilities encompass implementing Tenet's systems, processes and policies designed to ensure compliance with Federal healthcare program requirements at the hospital level. The Hospital Compliance Officer is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of Tenet's Compliance Charter in his or her facilities.
The Hospital Compliance Officer reports directly to the Group Compliance Officer. Reporting to the Hospital Compliance Officer may be other functions such as contract management or other support staff.
FUNCTIONAL EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Among the specific responsibilities and activities of the HCO are the following:
Advise Hospital leadership on issues concerning compliance and ethics matters including recommending controls designed to ensure compliance.
Work collaboratively with Hospital leadership in compliance and ethics program development and implementation.
Establish effective working relationships and build credibility within the Hospital to support a culture of ethics and compliance.
Interface directly with Hospital employees and serve as a sounding board for their concerns about ethics and compliance matters.
Independently investigate or supervise the investigation of compliance and ethics concerns about the Hospital that are raised through Tenet's Ethics Action Line or other reporting mechanisms.
Oversee the implementation of Tenet's education and training program that focuses on the requirements of Tenet's Compliance Charter and the Tenet's ethics and compliance program to ensure that all directors, employees, contractors and physicians within the Hospital are knowledgeable of Federal healthcare program requirements and the requirements of Tenet's Ethics and Compliance program as required to perform their respective roles.
Ensure distribution of compliance and ethics policies and procedures and Tenet's Standards of Conduct.
Coordinate with Tenet's Regional Counsel to facilitate communication between the Compliance and Ethics Department and Law Department on legal compliance matters.
Identify Hospital risk areas and assist in developing auditing, monitoring and oversight processes related to identified risks.
Oversee the implementation of corrective actions and monitoring in response to identified issues and audits.
Develop monitoring systems and processes for compliance and ethics issues at the hospital level.
Implement policies and procedures that encourage Hospital employees, leadership, contractors and physicians to report suspected fraud or other improprieties without the fear of retaliation.
Chair the Hospital Compliance Committee, which oversees the implementation of Tenet's Ethics and Compliance program and its Compliance Charter in the facility.
Work collaboratively with Hospital and Corporate personnel to resolve all compliance issues identified.
Periodically reports on ethics and compliance matters to the Hospital Governing Board.
Implement Tenet's compliance work plan and initiatives and systems to prevent compliance issues from arising within the Hospital.
Report to Hospital management on compliance matters on a routine basis.
Act as a consultative resource on compliance and ethics matters.
CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE, ATTRIBUTES AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Required experience includes:
Strong preference for at least two yearsâ�� experience in healthcare compliance matters, preferably for a large, multi-faceted healthcare company.
The successful candidate will be recognized for demonstrated knowledge in compliance process improvement and the requirements of Federal healthcare programs. Other success factors include past clinical, legal, auditing or other compliance experience.
Clear, concise and persuasive writing and presentation skills.
Strong organizational skills and an orientation to deadlines and detail.
Ability to respond well under pressure.
Skills in use of information systems, databases, Excel and Microsoft Word.
Enjoys working as a member of a cohesive team, and is good at doing so.
Well-developed communications and consensus buildi
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.