Clinical Pathology

  • Compliance Officer

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/5/2018 2:23 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    First shift
  • Overview

    Position Summary:  The CPL Compliance Officer has responsibility for managing the implementation of Sonic Healthcare USA’s Compliance and Ethics program for the CPL division.  The position will work closely with the Sonic Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer and other Sonic Division Compliance Officers to enhance and implement the Sonic Healthcare USA compliance plan designed to ensure compliance with Federal healthcare program requirements.



    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Advise CPL leaders on issues concerning compliance and ethics matters including recommending controls designed to ensure compliance.
    • Work collaboratively with Sonic and CPL leadership in compliance and ethics program development and implementation.
    • Establish effective working relationships and build credibility within CPL to support a culture of ethics and compliance.
    • Identify risk areas and assist in developing auditing, monitoring and oversight processes related to identified risks.
    • Ensure distribution of compliance and ethics policies and procedures and Code of Conduct
    • Independently investigate or supervise investigation of compliance and ethics concerns
    • Develop monitoring systems and processes for compliance and ethics issues.
    • Oversee the monitoring implementation of corrective actions in response to identified issues and audits.
    • Implement policies and procedures that encourage CPL employees, leaders, contractors, clients and patients to report suspected fraud or other improprieties without the fear of retaliation.
    • Chair the CPL Compliance Committee which oversees the implementation of the Compliance and Ethics Program.
    • Prepare monthly reports for the CPL President and Sonic Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer
    • Work collaboratively with local and corporate personnel to resolve all compliance issues identified.
    • Implement Sonic’s compliance work plan and initiatives and systems to prevent compliance issues.
    • Conduct an annual Risk Assessment and work plan with functional leaders and Sonic compliance team members


    Education/Certifications:  Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or a healthcare related field required, Master’s degree preferred.  Certification in Healthcare Compliance preferred.


    Experience:  5 years healthcare regulatory or compliance related experience, including 3 years at a management level.


    Skills:   A good working knowledge of healthcare compliance, Stark, Anti-kickback statutes.  Strong knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements preferred. 

    Ability to interpret rules and regulations affecting laboratories and/or locate sources to assure correct interpretation of these rules and regulations.  Ability to remain current regarding rules and regulations as they may be revised by various sources such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the DHHS Office of Inspector General, and state regulators such as the Department of State Health Services, the State Board of Medical Examiners, the State Department of Insurance, , and local carriers in each state.


    Ability to communicate with CPL staff and customers effectively to ensure an ethical culture and to promote compliance with rules and regulations applying to laboratory operations


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