Business Title: Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordinator
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director of Cougar Health Services and applies a lens of equity and inclusivity to ensure that the policies and procedures of Cougar Health Services comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), accreditation standards, and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This position is responsible for establishing compliance programs based on best practices, diversity, equity, and inclusivity frameworks, and federal or state guidelines, ensuring that software systems and technologies support the needs of compliance programs, and training Cougar Health Services staff about these regulations and guidelines.
This position participates in other programs within Cougar Health Services, including Quality Improvement, Compliance, Risk Management, Safety, Diversity, and Accreditation teams, and may have leadership/chair responsibility of assigned committees. The position maintains professional knowledge in all areas of job duties by attending and participating in educational programs and by networking with colleagues. The position acts as a resource and mentor to co-workers by modeling professional and positive behaviors.
This position works independently to evaluate the legal and regulatory components of compliance, as well as to evaluate audits and gather trend reporting data. This role establishes objectives to meet the requirements and accreditation standards applicable to CHS and recommends policies and procedures to support federal and state laws and to ensure equity and inclusivity in application of policy. As the Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordinator, the highest level of decision making is independent, with input from the Executive Director and in consultation with the WSU Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, as needed.
A Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experience caring for diverse populations, including diverse religious/spiritual beliefs; racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
Ability to articulate how policy intersects with equity to contribute to reduction of health disparities.
Experience working on a multidisciplinary team.
Experience in an ambulatory healthcare or hospital environment in a regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and or risk management capacity.
Advanced degree in healthcare administration, public health, law, business, nursing, or another applicable field.
Experience working at a large business organization; state, federal or local government; college or University.
Knowledge of training strategies and methods.
Demonstrated experience using policy and training to enhance diversity, inclusivity, and health equity.
Certification in healthcare compliance including HIPAA and FERPA.
Knowledge of AAAHC accreditation standards and prior experience guiding an organization through the accreditation cycle.
Experience in a university health clinic or similar outpatient setting.
Experience working with Electronic Medical Records.
Experience with Power DMS, and Dashboarding software platforms.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat fillable forms.
This recruitment has been reposted. Screening of applicants will begin on August 16, 2021 and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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