Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operatingat a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patientcare, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each daywith the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertisewill be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is aplace where your diversity â of culture, thinking, learning and leading â issought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part ofsomething that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their workand never settle for what was good enoughyesterday. Vanderbiltâs mission is to advance health and wellnessthrough preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
The Chief Compliance Officer serves as the seniororganizational leader for all aspects of compliance related to VUMCâsoperations, which exceeds $3B in annual revenue. This executive will be responsible foroversight of the strategic development, implementation, daily operation, andoverall integrity and quality of the VUMC Office of Healthcare Compliance and VUMCâsCompliance Program.
Oversee the strategic review, planning, implementation, and operation of an effective 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 VUMCâs Board of Directors Audit and Compliance Committee and VUMCâs 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 recommendations.
Collaborates 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 VUMCâs Office of Legal Affairs to provide compliance support to the VUMC contracting review and approval process to ensure that contracts are developed and executed in a manner compliant with federal and state laws and regulations and with VUMC policies.
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. .
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 Compliance Program.
Develop and oversee the strategic auditing and monitoring plan for evaluating the performance of the Compliance Program 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 compliance efforts.
Principally responsible for supporting operations and meetings of VUMCâs Compliance and Corporate Integrity Committee, including but not limited to developing and managing the monthly meeting agenda, the open issues tracking dashboard, and preparation and distribution of meeting materials.
Keyinterpersonal skills for this position are:
Consummate team player able to work effectively up, down and across the organization, especially in relating to the operating units.
Service orientation towards faculty, staff, patients and visitors.
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 complexity.
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 compliance issues.
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 businesses 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 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.
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
Isa person of high character; is consistent and acts in line with a clear andvisible set of values and beliefs; deals and talks straight; walks his/hertalk; is direct and truthful but at the same time can keep confidences.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.