Associate Compliance Officer

Location
Chicago
Posted
Mar 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Office of Corporate Compliance (OCC) is committed to promoting conduct that is responsible, ethically sound, and compliant with applicable law. The OCC, fosters a corporate culture of ethical behavior and integrity in all matters related to compliance with the laws and regulations that govern the delivery and billing of health care. The OCC administers a Health Care Integrity Program (HCIP) that places particular emphasis on compliance with billing, coding, and documentation requirements. Additionally, the OCC, through the HIPAA Privacy Program, supports compliance with the privacy and security standards set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Finally, the OCC actively participates in research compliance and conflict of interest management initiatives.

Unit Job Summary: Associate Compliance Officer: Responsible for fostering a corporate climate that promotes integrity and ethical behaviors in all matters related to corporate compliance rules, regulations and state and federal law. Serves as an internal resource to the Corporate Compliance Office as well as to other departments with responsibility for ensuring compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations. Works closely with legal affairs, health information management, and information services. Conflict of Interest Management: The initiatives related to Conflict of Interest management include: evaluating business relationships for appropriateness within the context of its three missions of patient care, research, and teaching. Mitigating organizational risk by serving as the ambassador for timely and accurate disclosure of conflicts by providing training and guidance, acting as a content expert for specific disclosures or proposed business relationships, and developing procedures and relationships that encourage and facilitate timely reporting. The program coordinates new employee and annual disclosure initiatives and authors conflict of interest management plans and responses. Outreach: Outreach services utilize a variety of communication channels and programs to deliver messages related to billing, coding, documentation, business relationships, and privacy and security matters, including computer-based training, live education sessions, and Medical Center print and online publications. Audience for outreach will include all levels of employee, including faculty, senior leadership, clinical and non-clinical staff, and students at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences Division.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in business, education or related field preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of five years of relevant experience required. Relevant administrative experience required. Supervisory experience required. Academic medical center and/or health care consulting experience preferred. Experience in a health care setting preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of compliance concepts, such as billing, coding, and documentation requirements and HIPAA privacy and security standards required. Outstanding, analytical, written, verbal, and interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to speak articulately in high-level forums and to answer difficult questions with confidence required. Ability to manage multiple large projects, respond to shifting priorities, meet deadlines, and delegate effectively to other members of the work team required. Ability to translate complex regulatory billing, coding, and documentation requirements into understandable format for presentation to faculty, other clinicians, and staff required. Ability to lead work teams through change processes required. Ability to work independently and as part of a group required. Capacity to become proficient in use of database software and other technology required. Ability to complete timely and accurate records is essential. Failure to do so may expose the Medical Center to government fines and penalties required. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required.