Compliance Officer

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Classification:Administrative Professional 4
Grade:Grade 82
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The College of Health (COH) is seeking applications for a Compliance Officer. This position will oversee the COH Compliance Program, functioning as an independent and objective body that reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within COH. The position ensures the COH Dean, COH Leadership Team, and UAA Senior Management that faculty, staff and all employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies, that college policies and procedures are being followed and that behavior in the college meets the university’s Standard of Conduct.

Duties:

15Collaborate with other departments (e.g. Risk Management, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Statewide Compliance, Office of Compliance and Equity, Disability Support Services Etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. As needed, serve on related committees. Consult with Legal Counsel as needed to resolve difficult legal compliance issues. Perform compliance reviews on documents on internal documents. Research policy concerns for the COH.Essential
15Institute and maintain an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the Compliance Hotline; (b) heightened awareness of Standards of Conduct, and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures. Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the COH Dean and Steering Committee, and UAA Senior Management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts. Work with COH departments and others as appropriate to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new COH employees as well as ongoing training for all COH employees and managers.Essential
30Monitor the performance of the Compliance Program and related activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness. Develop, initiate, maintain, and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Manage day-to-day operation of the Program. Develop and periodically review and update Standards of Conduct to ensure continuing currency and relevance in providing guidance to management and employees.Essential
35Develop and implement a Health Programs Compliance Plan following the recommendations provided by Aegis Compliance & Ethics Center in their 2013 Implementation Reporting and Readiness Plan prepared for the UAA College of Health' to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as university policies affecting the College of Health (COH) and its programs. Work with a steering committee and COH units to develop a unified system (On Base) for compliance re: risk assessment; the Healthcare Information Protection and Portability Act (HIPPA), student clinical, practicum, facility, and field placements ( MOAs); research; faculty , human resources (including background checks); fiscal/contractual and grants management; national and international travel; procurement; accounts payable.Essential
5Market the UA Confidential Hotline for COH health programs applications, and monitor, manage and coordinate resolution of items reported to the hotline that concern College of Health. Respond to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Develop and oversee a system for uniform handling of such violations. Acts as an independent review and evaluation body to ensure that compliance Issues/concerns within COH are being appropriately evaluated, investigated and resolved. Monitor, and as necessary, coordinate compliance activities of COH departments to remain abreast of the status of all compliance activities and to identify trends. Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.Essential

About the University of Alaska Anchorage:
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a vibrant and growing institute of higher education, located in the heart of Alaska’s largest city. More than 15,000 students enroll in classes taught by close to 600 full-time faculty. The campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, lush trees, and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system for biking, walking, running and skiing. Surrounded by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, the community of greater Anchorage is alive year-round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, sporting events and more. For more information visit www.uaa.alaska.edu and
www.anchorage.net.

About the College of Health:
The College of Health is in the forefront of educating students to become doctors, nurses, and other health care and public health
professionals and researchers.

The college is comprised of 15 academic and research units focused on the state's top health priorities:

  • Interpersonal violence
  • Childhood trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Health care systems policy and delivery
  • Environmental health
  • Biomedical science

We strive to collaborate on innovative approaches with all of our partners and stakeholders, to develop interdisciplinary resources, and to
engage communities in a culture that promotes health and academic and research excellence.

Position Summary:
The COH Compliance Officer oversees the COH Compliance Program, functioning as an independent and objective body that reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within COH. The position ensures the COH Dean, COH Leadership Team, and UAA Senior Management that faculty, staff, and all employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies, that college policies and procedures are being followed and that behavior in the college meets the university’s Standard of Conduct.

The Compliance Officer will develop and implement a Health Programs Compliance plan for the UAA College of Health. The Compliance Officer will develop, implement, and disseminate policies, procedures, standards, corrective action plans and operations to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations affecting the College of Health. The person will develop a unified system for compliance and provide direction for areas including the Healthcare Information Protection and Portability Act (HIPPA), student clinical, practicum and field placements, health research and faculty, human resources, fiscal/contractual and grants management, travel, research, procurement, and accounts payable. In addition, they will help units to develop more efficient methods of obtaining fiscal and management information from University systems other assigned areas related to compliance and ethics.

The COH Compliance Office exists as a channel of communication to receive and direct compliance issues to appropriate resources for investigation and resolution, and as a final internal resource with which concerned parties may communicate after other formal channels and resources have been exhausted.

The COH Compliance Officer is supervised by the Associate Dean and is staff to the Dean’s Office by monitoring and reporting results of the compliance/ethics effort of the College of Health, and in providing guidance for the college on matters relating to compliance.  The COH Compliance Officer is authorized to implement all necessary actions to ensure achievement of the objectives of an effective compliance program.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Has experience in and can effectively coordinate and tactfully communicate with students,Leadership, faculty, staff and units.
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills for drafting and finalizing MOAs.
  • Has aptitude in using analytical skills.
  • Substantial experience with management, leadership, time management and organizational skills.
  • Is able to develop and conduct training.
  • Is knowledgeable and skilled in fiscal and grants management.
  • Substantial experience to interpret, communicate and apply federal, state laws and regulations, and university policies and procedures.
  • Has data information technical skills.
  • Is able to manage and resolve complex problems.
  • Has experience with and can maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of university/federal/state systems and policies.
  • Policy development and implementation experience.

Required Experience:

  • Seven years of relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with operational, financial, quality assurance, and human resource procedures and regulations.
  • Progressively responsible experience in administration, project and policy development/management, health and social service systems, and/or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred:

  • Three years experience in a healthcare organization.
  • Five years experience in compliance development and implementation.

Education/Training:
Master's degree in a human service field, business/public administration, a similar field and seven years' relevant experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred:

  • PhD
  • Compliance Certification

Salary:
Salary will be based upon the level of education, training and experience.

Assignment Information:
Exempt (salary), Grade 82, Full-Time, 12 months per year

Application Procedure:
To be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Review Date
A review of the applications will begin on January 6th, 2020.  Applications received after that date may not receive our full consideration.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

At-Will:
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees, and those positions designated by the presidents as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAA Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/tobaccofreecampus/


Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included in UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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