This position provides leadership and direction for Compliance and Privacy within CHRISTUS Health. The incumbent, in collaboration with System and Regional Leadership, is responsible for supporting a culture consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission, Core Values and Code of Ethics by planning, designing, implementing and maintaining the CHRISTUS system-wide compliance programs, policies, and procedures. This position will lead initiatives in order to foster a culture of safety and a culture where ethical and compliant behavior are practiced. This position will develop, implement and maintain adequate internal controls in order to ensure CHRISTUS will maintain compliance with all applicable laws, standards and regulatory requirements.
As Compliance and Privacy Officer, this position will serve as a role model along with all other CHRISTUS leaders for behavior consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of CHRISTUS Health. He/she will provide direct support to the CHRISTUS Audit Committee of the Board.
The incumbent will also serve as a member of the leadership team and will provide direction and independent review of strategic and business initiatives to ensure conflicts of interest are minimized and regulatory compliance is followed.
Additionally, this position will serve as the Regional Privacy Officer. This role is responsible for policy development and implementation of processes and programs covering the privacy of, and access to, patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws.