Sonic Healthcare USA

  • Chief Compliance Officer

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 days ago(4/18/2018 11:17 AM)
    Regular Full-Time
    First shift
  • Overview

    The Chief Compliance Officer will design, develop, implement and manage the Compliance Program to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct consistent with current guidance and DHHS/OIG Compliance Guidance for Clinical Laboratories.  The primary responsibilities are national in scope and CCO works with affiliated location Compliance Officers and staff to validate implementation and adherence to program guidelines.  Direct supervision of local staff include paralegal, compliance audit and privacy personnel.


    Major Responsibilities:

    • Leadership - Demonstrates the company’s commitment to ethical business practices, sets the tone at the top to facilitate consistent messaging throughout the organizations. Acts as the expert resource for laboratories to implement local aspects of the Program.  Provides or facilitates the resolution of complex business issues that may interface with multiple federal or state laws or agencies. 
    • Design, Develop, Update, and Implement - Policies and/or procedures designed to meet the compliance requirements of the company, federal healthcare programs or other applicable fraud and abuse agencies.
    • Responds - to alleged violations of company rules, policies, procedures, state or federal laws rules or regulations by conducting or guiding investigation proceedings and when appropriate ensuring the implementation of corrective actions.
    • Audit & Monitoring – Develop and implement the activities necessary to demonstrate an effective compliance program including but not limited to auditing and monitoring activities. Maintain compliance reporting, hotline, documentation systems including any reporting obligations to government agencies.

    •  Training & Awareness – Develop, update and implement compliance awareness programs, materials, training modules designed to increase awareness of existing, new or changing policies, regulations, etc.

    • Reporting – Quarterly and annual reporting as required to Compliance committee and Board on compliance program activities.



    Other General and Related Duties Include:

    • Ability to remain current and interpret rules and regulations affecting laboratories and/or locate source material such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the DHHS Office of Inspector General, Office for Civil Rights, state regulators, etc. 

    • Ability to communicate effectively with SHUSA staff at all levels of the organization both orally and in writing to convey information to promote compliance with rules and regulations applying to laboratory operations

    • Ability to establish and refine, as needed, systems to effectively monitor SHUSA compliance with rules and regulations applying to laboratory operations.

    • Detail oriented with ability to manage a demanding workload, exercise discretion and prioritize effectively.


    Education:  Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or a healthcare related field required, advanced degree preferred.  Compliance professional or legal counsel with extensive compliance experience in healthcare. Certification (or in process certification) in Healthcare Compliance required.


    Experience:  5 years healthcare regulatory or compliance related experience, including 3 years at a management level. Clinical laboratory experience preferred.


    Skills:   Strong interpersonal skills required.  Ability to effectively operate in a matrix environment.  Excellent working knowledge of healthcare compliance, HIPAA, State Privacy Laws, Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statute.  Strong knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements preferred.


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