Health Quest was formed through an affiliation of four hospitals: Northern Dutchess Hospital (Rhinebeck, NY), Putnam Hospital Center (Carmel, NY), Sharon Hospital (Sharon, CT) and Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, NY). Health Quest also includes affiliated healthcare providers Health Quest Medical Practice and The Heart Center. Together, these hospitals and healthcare providers have devoted themselves to the development of clinical specialties and medical programs and services.
We also count among our partners long-term care facilities, a free-standing radiation oncology center, urgent care centers, a multi-specialty medical practice and a home care service.
HEALTH QUEST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Reports to the Senior Vice President Compliance, Internal Audit & Privacy. Functions as the liaison between the affiliate and the System, developing strong relationships at the affiliate and working closely with management to develop, implement and maintain the Privacy and Corporate Compliance Program. The Corporate Compliance Program includes education, training and establishing appropriate mechanisms to facilitate the sustainability of an organizational culture of compliance
Serves as a role model for ethical management behavior and promotes an awareness and understanding of the System's Code of Conduct and Privacy and Corporate Compliance Program. Under the direction of the Senior Vice President Compliance, Internal Audit & Privacy coordinates affiliate training and education initiatives, ongoing risk assessment, monitoring and auditing, policy and procedure development and audits or investigations related to privacy and corporate compliance. Advocates and protects patient privacy and serves as a resource to the affiliate regarding patient privacy and information access requests or questions under HIPAA. Attends compliance committee and other related meetings. Prepares written reports summarizing affiliate privacy and corporate compliance activities for review and approval of the Senior Vice President Compliance, Internal Audit & Privacy.
Engage staff through routine communication to promote a team environment and improve on workflow / communication and on development of best practice techniques.
Education: Four year degree with major coursework in business administration or health care administration. Certification in appropriate compliance areas such as Healthcare Compliance, or eligible to sit for CHC examination.
Experience: Knowledge of health care compliance programs and guidance, healthcare reimbursement, third party payer guidelines, general coding and billing practices and other regulations. Knowledge of information privacy laws, access, release of information, and release control technologies. Minimum three years of health care industry experience, preferably in an acute care setting.
Extensive Report Development experience & Policy & Procedure development experience
Knowledge of Health Care Regulatory standards
Excellent Analytical, Written, & Oral Communications skills
Experience in Public Speaking and Business Presentations
Excellent Spreadsheet, Internet, Power Point, & Word processing skills
Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
Ability to prioritize and plan work independently.
Ability to interact with all levels of management.
Ability to effectively work with and coordinate the activities of outside consultants and legal counsel.
Ability and skills to influence personnel through a matrix organization as opposed to line management authority.
High level of integrity and trust.
Ability to effectively manage, motivate, and develop staff
Professional Membership affiliation with the:
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Institute of Internal Auditors
Health Care Compliance Association,
Association of Health Care Internal Auditors
American Health Information Management Association