Ethics and Compliance Officer in Margate, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Northwest Hospital

Ethics and Compliance Officer

Margate, FL, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only
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Ethics and Compliance Officer, Full-time
Northwest Medical Center
Margate, FL

 

Facility Descriptions:

Northwest Medical Center is a 289-bed medical center and healthcare complex, continuously expanding and incorporating the latest technology in the delivery of care. Awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission which indicates our high standards in performance providing the highest level of services to the population to our community.  Northwest Medical Center is also certified by the Joint Commission as primary stroke center and an accredited chest pain center by the American College of Cardiology. We are recognized as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Our facility continues growing to meet the needs of the community we serve and features expanded capabilities in emergency, critical care, as well as women’s and children’s services. Our state of the art maternity care includes the only Level III NICU in northern Broward County. The breadth and depth of these service lines translates to increased professional opportunities for our colleagues. We invite you to join a dynamic team of dedicated healthcare professionals and explore your growth potential.

 

Benefits:

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At University we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Repayment*
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs*
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)*

*If applicable, please refer to the CBA or the local HR office to confirm if this benefit applies to your position.

 

Job Description:

The Ethics and Compliance Officer (ECO) is responsible for effective implementation and leadership of the hospital’s Ethics and Compliance Program (E&C Program).  The ECO oversees and leads all responsibilities for ethics and compliance as described below.  He or she provides advice to facility’s executive leadership, directors, and staff on ethics and compliance concerns. The ECO assists with interpreting and applying the Code of Conduct (Code), Ethics and Compliance Policies and Procedures (E&C Policies) and other communications.  He or she performs periodic audits to ensure compliance and conducts investigations resulting from internal and Ethics Line calls. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide guidance to facility entities regarding established corporate-wide compliance program, policies and procedures to ensure adherence to applicable laws, regulations, and other governmental requirements as appropriate
  • Communicate compliance standards to employees, physicians, business partners and contract personnel
  • Advise colleagues on ethics and compliance matters
  • Encourage reporting without fear of retribution
  • Coordinate and support Corporate monitoring and auditing procedures
  • Assist in the development and implementation of compliance related policies and procedures as needed
  • Manage Ethics and Compliance employee orientation and refresher training
  • Investigate compliance related concerns, including, but not limited to internal and external ethics cases, HIPAA/HITECH violations, controlled substance discrepancies, and ADA complaints
  • Coordinate Reportable Issue submissions and follow up
  • Monitor physician relationships including contracting, payments, and expense reimbursement
  • Coordinate and monitor compliance training requirements for employees (i.e. Code of Conduct Training, EMTALA, Physician Relationships)
  • Communicate with other ECOs to ensure awareness of emerging risks, new compliance initiatives, and policies
  • Assist in the resolution of major compliance related issues and/or compliance efforts
  • Maintain a Facility Ethics and Compliance Committee to assist in accomplishing the Ethics and Compliance Program mission
  • Serve as a liaison to the facility’s Board of Trustees on issues of ethics and compliance

 


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with a major field of study in clinical health care, Health Services Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of corporate compliance program(s) and healthcare laws and regulations
  • 3-5 years of regulatory compliance experience in a similarly sized acute care healthcare system or facility; must have experience in monitoring physician contracts.
  • 3 years leadership experience
  • Experience in successfully implementing ethics and compliance initiatives required
  • Relevant ethics and compliance certification in health care strongly preferred
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, planning skills, and problem solving skills
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to lead organization through change management processes
  • Must exhibit high levels of integrity, professionalism, trustworthiness, team orientation, and self-motivation
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, planning skills, and problem solving skills
  • Must have ability to work with and through others to lead organization through difficult change management processes
  • Must exhibit high levels of integrity, professionalism, trustworthiness, team orientation, and self-motivation
This position is incentive eligible.

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Directors and Managers
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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