Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
- 2116442Job ExecutivePrimary Location TN-Nashville-3322 West End
AvenueOrganization OLA & RIM - Admin 108242Shift Days
JOB SUMMARY:The Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer serves
as the senior organizational leader for all aspects of compliance
related to VUMC's operations, which exceeds $3B in annual revenue.
This executive will be responsible for oversight of the strategic
development, implementation, daily operation, and overall integrity
and quality of the VUMC Office of Compliance & Corporate Integrity
and VUMC's Compliance Program.
- Oversee the strategic review, planning, implementation, and
operation of an effective reimbursement and research compliance
program with direct access and accountability to the senior
management team for VUMC. Perform regular reviews of the compliance
program and recommend appropriate revisions and modifications.
Advise senior leadership of potential compliance risk and
opportunity areas. Provide regular periodic reporting to VUMC's
Board of Directors Audit and Compliance Committee and VUMC's CEO
and senior management about the operations of the Compliance
Program (including without limitation pending matters under review
by the Compliance Program).
- Identify and assess areas of compliance risk and opportunities
for VUMC; ensure that the Compliance Program effectively prevents,
detects and/or addresses violations of law, regulations and VUMC
policies. Collaborates with the Office of Internal Audit and others
to ensure that internal controls are in place to prevent, detect
and address significant instances or patterns of illegal,
unethical, or improper conduct by employees, agents, affiliated
providers, or others working with VUMC. Assures the prompt and
proper resolution and implementation of audit or review
- Collaborate with other VUMC departments and stakeholders to
identify, develop, refine, and oversee system-wide training and
communication programs to ensure that all employees and affiliated
parties are educated on the Compliance Program, and other specific
compliance areas deemed necessary.
- Coordinate with VUMC senior leaders and VUMC's Office of Legal
Affairs toensure compliance with the laws and regulations that
pertain to participation in Federal health care programs and other
Federally funded grants and programs, including but not limited to
the Federal anti-kickback law, Stark law, civil monetary penalties
law and False Claims Act.
- Provide input and/or direction to VUMC policies and procedures
and the performance management system and incentive programs to
ensure support of conformity with the Compliance Program as a part
of performance management processes for all employees and that
improper conduct is discouraged. .
- Promote an organizational culture that supports and encourages
the identification and reporting of potential compliance concerns
and violations of laws, regulations and VUMC policy. Oversee and
operate retaliation-free reporting channels, including the
Integrity Line, an anonymous telephone reporting system available
to all employees, volunteers, affiliated providers and others.
- Oversee, follow up, and as applicable, resolve investigations
and other issues generated by the Compliance Program, including
development of corrective action plans, as needed. Collaborate with
legal counsel as appropriate to authorize, conduct and/or oversee
investigation of matters that merit investigation under the
- Develop and oversee the strategic auditing and monitoring plan
for evaluating the performance of VUMC's processes for clinical
documentation, coding and billing and related activities to
identify risks and initiate appropriate steps to improve
effectiveness and mitigate risks.
- Collaborate with VUMC leaders in Information
Technology/Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Care Programs,
Department of Finance, and Business Enterprise to optimize use of
information technology in defining and advancing state-of-the-art
- Principally responsible for supporting operations and meetings
of VUMC's Compliance and Corporate Integrity Committee and
subcommittees, including but not limited to developing and managing
the monthly meeting agenda, the open issues tracking dashboard, and
preparation and distribution of meeting materials.Key interpersonal
skills for this position are:
- Consummate team player able to work effectively up, down and
across the organization, especially in relating to the operating
- Service orientation towards faculty, staff, patients and
- The Chief Compliance Officer and his/her team work across
diverse, decentralized departments. Hence, the Chief Compliance
Officer should have the predisposition to engage and persuade
people with a sense of communication and openness; the individual
should not be political or hierarchical in nature.
- Ability to distill complex data to essential elements and
communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences both
internally and externally.
- A bias for action even in the face of ambiguity and
- Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships and
effectively address complex and sensitive administrative issues
throughout the spectrum of constituents.
- Ability to be a collaborative expert and authority on
Understanding the Business
- Knows the business of an academic medical center with a
significant research enterprise; has the mission-critical technical
and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various
types of business propositions and understands how academic medical
centers and other health care providers operate in general; learns
new methods and technologies easily; contributes to the analysis
and resolution of complex situations in ways that are seen as
helpful and clarifying.
Creating the New and Different
- Is able to identify and lead implementation of the next great
breakthrough thing to do; is creative, a visionary, and can manage
innovation; is an effective strategist full of ideas and
possibilities; sees multiple futures; has broad interests and
knowledge; can both create and bring exciting ideas to life within
the team and institution; comfortable speculating about alternative
futures without all of the data.
- Is well organized, resourceful, and planful; effective and
efficient at marshaling multiple resources to get things done; lays
out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; uses continuous
performance improvement techniques to complete work with less and
in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing
track; foresees and plans around obstacles.
Getting Work Done Through Others
- Manages people well; engenders respect and trust among
\colleagues and team members through both personal accountability
and effective collaboration; gets the most and best out of the
people he/she has; sets and communicates guiding goals; measures
accomplishments, holds people accountable, and gives useful
feedback; delegates and develops; keeps people informed; provides
coaching for today and for the future.
Dealing with Trouble
- Fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges, and people;
comfortably confronts and works through conflict; delivers negative
feedback and messages constructively and without hesitation; deals
promptly and fairly with problem performers; lets everyone know
where they stand; thrives in crises and is energized by tough
challenges; not afraid to make negative decisions and take tough
action; challenges the status quo.
- Brings a measured approach to addressing identified issues.
Thoughtfully considers the risks and benefits of all alternatives
in assessing compliance-related concerns and developing pathways to
Being Organizationally Savvy
- Maneuvers well to get things done; capable of working
successfully in a highly matrixed organization; knows where to go
to get what he/she needs to meet institutional commitments;
politically aware and able to navigate through or around
institutional political obstacles; knows what the right thing to do
is; presents views and arguments well.
Acting with Honor and Character
- Is a person of high character; is consistent and acts in line
with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs; deals and talks
straight; walks his/her talk; is direct and truthful but at the
same time can keep confidences.
- The ideal Chief Compliance Officer will be an individual of
uncompromising integrity who has a distinguished record of
accomplishment and leadership in compliance. Academic Medical
Center and healthcare finance experience will be highly valued, but
other backgrounds will also be considered. The successful candidate
will demonstrate a combination of intellect, technical skills,
vision, and collegiality consistent with the culture and momentum
of the VUMC community.
- Bachelor's Degree is required. A Master's Degree, CPA, Internal
Audit Certification or Juris Doctor and Certification in Healthcare
Compliance (CHC) or Certification in Research Compliance (CRC) are
strongly preferred; however, outstanding candidates with
substantial compliance-related experience who are willing to attain
such certification reasonably promptly following hire will be
- Seven (7) or more years of executive level corporate compliance
program experience as a Corporate Compliance or Ethics Officer or
- Proven track record in the areas of compliance auditing and
monitoring, investigation, risk assessment, enforcement and
formulation of comprehensive audit policies, programs, and
- Sound knowledge of organizational and accounting controls and
technology. Demonstrated understanding of public, federal, state,
local and third party regulatory and governance processes.
- Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, and the
ability to function in a team environment required. Demonstrated
knowledge is necessary of how to accomplish superior performance in
a complex environment.
- Will have served in a complex and matrixed environment such as
an academic medical center or a large integrated health system with
a reputation for world class management.
- Able to build positive and effective relationships inside and
outside of the medical center.
- Demonstrated track record of working successfully with academic
clinical leaders, diverse management teams, community
organizations, local and state government officials as well as
other major constituencies.
- Will have a particularly strong capability to work from a
position of influence engaging people and to set and execute
- Has a natural intellectual curiosity and innovation interests
which will add to the creativity and progress of this academic
- Executive level writing and presentation ability.
- Demonstrated prior success that is measurable and consistent,
in addition to demonstrated advancement of the candidate's
- A leadership philosophy that takes into consideration the
sensitivity and complexity of the academic medical center
- Demonstrated capacity to develop the talents and expertise of
staff so that they are able to assume expanded responsibilities;
proven ability to recruit and retain well-qualified,
- Experience with re-engineering, restructuring, and upgrading an
organization, ideally including the implementation of a significant
and sustained change in performance levels and culture.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) required. A Master's
Degree, CPA, Internal Audit Certification or Juris Doctor would be
beneficial. and 7 years or more years of executive level corporate
compliance program experience as a Corporate Compliance or Ethics
Officer or equivalent.
- Additional Qualification Information:
- Certification in healthcare compliance (CHC), a substantially
equivalent certification in health care compliance is strongly
preferred; however, outstanding candidates with substantial
compliance-related experience who are willing to attain such
certification reasonably promptly following hire will be
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without
- Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects
under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from
- Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and
forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower
extremities and back muscles
- Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any
direction below shoulders.
- Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or
otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less
and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral
vision, color vision.
- Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise
levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85
decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation
Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and
- Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging
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