Regional Compliance Officer, University Counsel

Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health - Abington, PA3.9

Primary Function:
The Regional Compliance Officer (RCO), Abington – Jefferson Health, collaborates with Jefferson enterprise compliance team members to establish and implement an effective compliance program designed to identify and manage high-risk activities at the regional and enterprise levels. The RCO will monitor and oversee Jefferson's compliance and ethics-related activities and advise the regional Board of Trustees and senior management team on matters related to risks and regulatory requirements. The RCO serves as the administrative lead of the Regional Corporate Compliance Committee and is authorized to implement all necessary actions to ensure achievement of the objectives of an effective compliance program.

Essential Functions:
Works to develop, implement, oversee and maintain the regional and enterprise corporate compliance program.
Provides guidance to and collaborates with compliance stakeholders and serves as a local expert and resource with respect to compliance-related matters.
Utilizes innovative and effective means through which to communicate with and train members of the Jefferson community.
Assists the Enterprise Deputy Chief Compliance Officer in ensuring that appropriate policies, procedures and processes govern enterprise compliance program activities.
Leads the regional compliance risk assessment, identification and prioritization process. Directs compliance-related risk assessment activities associated with development of the overall corporate compliance strategic work plan.
Updates the enterprise Corporate Compliance Plan and Manual, at least annually.
Oversees and evaluates compliance-related enterprise risks and serves as a regional resource during risk assessments and compliance-related investigations.
Interacts with co-workers, visitors and other staff consistent with the values of Jefferson.

Other Functions and Competencies Needed in Addition to Essential Functions:
Performs compliance-related activities as deemed necessary by the Enterprise Deputy Chief Compliance Officer.
Serves as a regional expert and resource to stakeholders and members of the Jefferson Community on compliance-related matters.


Master’s degree in Healthcare Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field required. JD degree preferred.

Healthcare Compliance Certification from the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) within two (2) months of appointment and maintain such certification throughout employment.

7+ years of progressively responsible experience in healthcare compliance, health law or a medical service-related field required.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Maintains a thorough understanding of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and guidance governing: (i) fraud, waste and abuse; (ii) payments; (iii) conditions and other requirements for participation in government healthcare programs; and (iv) other compliance-related topics as necessary to maintain an effective compliance and ethics program.