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Berkshire Health Systems Compliance Director in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • The Compliance Officer is responsible for the design, development, implementation, operation, and periodic evaluation of the BHS Compliance Program, as well as promoting a culture of compliance that conforms to BHS standards of ethical conduct and integrity. In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the position, the Compliance Officer is empowered to have access to all BHS records and staff. The position reports directly to the Executive Vice President and periodically meets with and reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees on the operation and effectiveness of the Compliance Program. The Compliance Officer may be called upon by the CEO of the Health System to provide reports to the full Board of Trustees on the Compliance Program.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)

  • Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in areas of health care law, finance, auditing, reimbursement, operations, compliance, ethics, or management is required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate compliance experience in the healthcare industry is required.

  • Prior experience as a corporate compliance officer for a healthcare system including inpatient hospitals and physician enterprise is preferred.

  • Detailed knowledge of healthcare laws and regulations, including the Stark law, Anti-kickback statute, False Claims Act, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, EMTALA, and HIPAA is required.

  • Education and Training:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • An advance degree and/or certification such as JD, CPA, MBA, CHC (Certified in Healthcare Compliance) is preferred.

  • Other Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written – at a level sufficient to effectively communicate with peers, staff, legal counsel, physicians, senior management, Trustees, and government enforcement agencies.

  • Solid understanding of financial processes and controls.

  • Solid understanding of hospital operations.

  • Ability to lead, guide, and direct the corporate compliance program, and to lead, guide, and influence people to meet Compliance Program objectives and goals.

  • Strong analytical and investigative skills necessary to identify and define issues, develop investigative plans, gather information and evidence, analyze information, develop findings and conclusions, and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Cooperative attitude in working with others and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the job.

  • Ability to make sound decisions on important matters in compressed timeframes.

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