Human Resources

Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Compliance and Privacy Officer 
Department:   Kane Regional Centers
Salary:   $5,000 per month
How to Apply:    Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.  

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Educational Psychology or a Juris Doctorate AND three (3) or more years of related experience in a healthcare, hospital, or long-term care facility of a related organization. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be submitted. Applicants with an advanced degree are preferred.

Must become a resident of Allegheny County within one (1) year of appointment.

Position Summary:
The incumbent reports to the Executive Director and plays a key role in ensuring that the Kane Regional Centers (KRC) are compliant with federal, state, and local statutes and regulations. This position serves as the focal point for all compliance activities and is responsible for the development, implementation of an "effective" KRC compliance program and a variety of compliance related activities including Privacy practices. This position ensures the on-going effectiveness of the Compliance and Privacy Programs.


  • Develop, implement and monitor an "effective" compliance program
  • Report on a regular basis to the governing body on the progress of implementation and the facility's vulnerability to fraud, abuse and waste
  • Assist in development of implementation of policies and standard operating procedure to ensure an effective compliance program, privacy program, and code of conduct throughout the organization
  • Create an annual compliance work plan and implement ad hoc projects identified in the annual compliance work plan
  • Investigate allegations of violations of corporate compliance and be able to assist in the development and implementation of corrective action plans through the assistance of Legal Council
  • Work closely and collaborate with various departments to ensure readiness for government inspections, compliance with audit work plans, and completion of corrective action plans though communications and meetings
  • Audit and survey records to identity potential areas of compliance vulnerability in regards to the various laws and regulations and to make changes where needed
  • Meets with various federal, state and local officials to discuss and explain Kane System's corporate compliance program and practices, in so overseeing the maintenance of current versions of local manuals and policy directives that govern.
  • Develops, coordinates and participates in multifaceted educational and training programs, and informational sessions with families, the general public and independent contractors regarding compliance programs and initiatives.
  • Coordinates personnel issues with Human Resources
  • Oversees the management and activities of the Medical Records Department
  • Functions as the HIPAA Privacy Officer for Kane Regional Centers

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state and local regulations, laws and rules relating to the operation and administration of long-term care facilities, including but not limited to, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, OIG Guidelines, HIPAA, Social Security, CMS, Medicaid and Medicare requirements and life safety codes.
  • The principals and practices of supervision
  • Business processes and systems, as they relate to the operation of long-term care facilities

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public officials, residents, family members and the general public
  • Plan, develop, organize and implement policies, programs and procedures related to corporate compliance, privacy and related areas
  • Relate to work with ill, disabled, elderly and emotionally upset people within a long-term care facility
  • Analyze and interpret Federal, State and Local laws, rules and regulations regarding the operation of long-term care facilities.

Veteran's Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.


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