As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Program Integrity.The Director of Program Integrity is a senior leadership position reporting directly to the UW Medicine Chief Compliance Officer/UW Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs (CCO/AVPMA) that serves two primary roles: 1. Directs all activities necessary to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the UW Medicine Compliance program, including: provides strategic leadership, implementing solutions to ensure all elements of the compliance program are addressed and effective, identifying opportunities for improvement, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders as needed. 2. Directs the implementation and ongoing maintenance of all activities associated with an effective Conflicts of Interest/Ethics compliance program across all UW Medicine entities (under the umbrella of the UW Medicine Compliance program) in order to promote compliance with applicable state and federal conflicts of interest laws and regulations. This position directs all infrastructure activities and systems required to support the development and implementation of UW Medicine compliance program strategic goals, oversees applicable elements of an effective compliance program as outlined by the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines, directs the activities required to accomplish the goals and mission of the Program Integrity team, and ensures efficient and effective team operations. The Director of Program Integrity is a full partner with the CCO/AVPMA and other unit directors in developing short-term and long-range strategic goals for both unit-based and system-wide compliance operations, initiatives and projects, and serves as project director for major initiatives. As a confidential assistant to the CCO/AVPMA, the Director of Program Integrity uses discretion to advance issues on behalf of the CCO/AVPMA and operates independently using good judgment and discretion to handle sensitive operational, implementation and organizational concerns.The Director of Program Integrity develops and oversees implementation of best-practices for ensuring program integrity and mitigating organizational risk across UW Medicine, including but not limited to committee structures, policies and procedures, communication channels, education and training, monitoring/auditing, investigation, enforcement, leadership reporting, and risk assessment. Serves as principle architect and director of the functions necessary for an effective Conflicts of Interest/Ethics compliance program that serves all UW Medicine entities.Each element of the UW Medicine compliance program requires strategic, planning and operational interfaces with the other UW Medicine Compliance department units as well as other UW Medicine and UW offices/departments (compliance officers, directors, risk management, UW attorney general, human resources, IT, facilities, purchasing and contracting, learning management system, accounting, financial management, web development, marketing and community relations). The Director of Program Integrity works collaboratively with the CCO/AVPMA, other UW Medicine Compliance directors and other UW Medicine/UW department and entity leaders to accomplish program goals as well as to identify and resolve shared issues and concerns. The Director of Program Integrity must monitor regulatory developments, enforcement activities and evolving industry practices, assess compliance with internal and external laws, regulations, policies and related requirements, and develop and implement operational and/or programmatic solutions, whether unit-based or system-wide initiatives, to address gaps and maintain the effectiveness of the UW Medicine compliance program.This position has substantial authority and responsibility for directing/controlling UW Medicine Compliance operations and resources of the program, specifically related to the Program Integrity unit of the department, and is accountable for results/resolutions.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProgram DirectionDirect a team of in-house experts on matters of compliance content areas including ethics, Stark/AKS, conflicts of interest, vendor relations, etc.Maintain awareness of laws/regulations, status of current enforcement initiatives, and best practices to ensure program integrity, assess compliance with internal and external laws, regulations, policies and related requirements, and develop and implement operational and/or programmatic solutions, to address gaps and maintain the effectiveness of the UW Medicine compliance program. Serve as the principle architect of the program functions necessary for an effective healthcare compliance program, working closely with the CCO/AVPMA and collaborating with other compliance directors, content experts, entity leaders and legal counsel on matters of shared concern. Direct the development and implementation of program elements and practices to ensure: a. execution of an approved risk assessment process and incorporation of results into written work plans that identify deliverables, timelines and responsible parties; b. effective monitoring and auditing that includes analysis, reporting and use of results to modify program strategy as needed; c. accurate, current and clear program policies; d. education/training/outreach activities and mechanisms, including a website, that provides effective guidance, facilitates compliance and mitigates risk; e. Development and implementation of compliance related policies; and f. timely and thorough intake, triage and resolution of inquiries and complaints.Direct the implementation of decision support mechanisms and systems that facilitate the management of compliance information and production of reports needed to support compliance program activities.Provide regular reports on program activities and issues to the CCO/AVPMA, UW Medicine Vice Presidents, UW Medicine entity executive directors and other UW Medicine leaders and compliance committees, and an annual written report to the UW Board of Regents.Serve as the primary point of contact for external reviews and attestations related to program integrity or delegate responsibility as appropriate; direct the assessments and ensure timely responses; communicate openly and promptly with external parties as deemed appropriate; maintain good relationships with these parties.Strategic PlanningServe as a member of the CCO/AVPMA's executive team, working closely with other content experts to achieve efficiencies and effectiveness throughout the compliance department, and participate in departmental strategic planning, internal policy/procedure development, budget and resource planning, and business decisions.Serve as contact with legal counsel and the Attorney General's Office regarding related compliance strategies and responses to legal issues.Consultation and CollaborationProvide consultative leadership and support to the CCO/AVPMA and entity executives to ensure that adequate steps are taken to correct problems identified through compliance program activities and to prevent their reoccurrence, including employee sanctions and operational changes.Establish cooperative and collaborative relationships with operational leaders throughout UW Medicine on matters of shared concern in order to ensure effective and timely management of issues, initiatives and projects.Provide strategic partnership to entity executives when they are jointly responsible with UW Medicine Compliance for the success of compliance programs in their respective areas.Convene and direct constituent and entity-based committees and work groups as needed.Project ManagementDirect institution-wide initiatives, process improvement projects, training program implementation and policy implementation processes as necessary; serve on committees and taskforces as assigned.SupervisionProvide strategic direction to staff responsible for daily activities of the Program Integrity unit; provide leadership, mentoring, staff development, and performance management; take disciplinary actions as needed in consultation with human resource department. Anticipate staffing and resource needs. The Director of Program Integrity develops unit-wide expectations for employees on the Program Integrity team, maintains and monitors staffing levels (recruiting and hiring as needed), identifies and documents job responsibilities as well as critical knowledge-skills and attributes for employees, evaluates the performance of Program Integrity staff and takes corrective actions as needed, and establishes strategic plans for recruiting and retaining quality staff. The Director of Program Integrity develops unit-wide expectations for employees on the Program Integrity team, maintains and monitors staffing levels (recruiting and hiring as needed), identifies and documents job responsibilities as well as critical knowledge-skills and attributes for employees, evaluates the performance of Program Integrity staff and takes corrective actions as needed, and establishes strategic plans for recruiting and retaining quality staff. The Director of Program Integrity also ensures that the performance evaluation and reward system achieves unit goals for excellence and employee motivation. This position will direct a team of five to six individuals. The Director of Program Integrity also ensures that the performance evaluation and reward system achieves unit goals for excellence and employee motivation. This position will direct a team of five to six individuals. REQUIREMENTSBachelor's Degree and seven plus years of healthcare administrative/management/compliance leadership experience in a complex organization.Three plus years of people management experience.Knowledge and understanding of healthcare regulatory requirements and best practices for ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of compliance programs.Strong financial management, strategic planning, project management, business and operations management experience.Excellent cross-group collaboration skills, demonstrated executive maturity and ability to impact and influence people at all levels in the organization.Demonstrated success in leading projects/initiatives and designing work processes and implementing programs within a multifaceted, highly matrixed organization.Proven leadership, supervision, team-building and problem-solving skills.Strong written and verbal communication skills. Advanced Microsoft Office applications experience.Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.DESIREDAdvanced degree in education or healthcare.Knowledge of project management principles.Experience working in an academic medical center.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThe application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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