Vice President, Compliance

Acadia Healthcare Inc. Franklin , TN 37064

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description: Overview

The mission of Acadia Healthcare is to maintain our standing as a world-class organization that sets the standard for excellence in the treatment of behavioral health and addiction concerns. In all that we do, we strive to make our services synonymous with clinically excellent care and an unparalleled commitment to our patients, our staff, our communities, and the professionals with whom we collaborate.

As of June 30, 2021, Acadia operated a network of 229 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 10,100 beds in 40 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 20,000 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the U.S. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.


The Vice President of Compliance implements Acadia Healthcare's Compliance Program, reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization, and guides compliance activities. The position oversees efforts to keep assigned operations in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, company policies, and best practices. This position includes travel throughout the system.


  • Oversee implementation of compliance policies, procedure and practices for Acadia and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.

  • Routinely review the Compliance Program in assessing adherence to expectations and advancements.

  • Monitor the day-to-day compliance activities across the Acadia facility and clinic network

  • Develop, review, update internal compliance procedures, tools, and resources

  • Key liaison for the executive team and board of directors for Acadia's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program

  • Lead investigations into alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, & Codes of Conduct by evaluating and recommending investigations as appropriate. Coordinate resolution of ethics reports with the Chief Compliance Officer.

  • Participate in the Compliance Committee.

  • Function as a channel of communication to receive and direct compliance issues and oversee investigations and resolution of compliance issues.

  • Initiate and lead communications with regulatory and external agencies as appropriate.

  • Develop corrective action plans for the resolution of problematic issues or to address areas of compliance vulnerability.

  • Ensure proper facility reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required.


  • Complies with organizational policies, procedures, performance improvement initiatives and maintains organizational and industry policies regarding confidentiality.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively to person(s) receiving services and their family members, guests and other members of the health care team.

  • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintains them over time.

  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members.

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in law or a healthcare related field.

  • A minimum of seven years' experience in psychiatric healthcare operations in a professional, management or leadership role. Previous Medicare/Medicaid Operations/healthcare industry experience preferred.

  • Minimum of seven years in professional or management experience.

  • Knowledge of the laws, standards and regulations that apply to Acadia's operations.

  • Experience in conducting complex compliance investigations, preferably in healthcare.

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office; especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of office administration procedures with the ability to operate most standard office equipment.

  • Ability to work professionally with sensitive, proprietary data & information while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels; both internal and external.

  • Exercises sound judgment in responding to inquiries; understands when to route inquiries to next level.

  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail.

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously within inflexible time frames. Ability to adapt to frequent priority changes.

  • Capable of working within established policies, procedures and practices prescribed by the organization.

  • English sufficient to provide and receive instructions/directions.

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