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PUBLIC HEALTH COMPLIANCE OFFICER
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the administration of the Public Health Compliance Program, which includes the development and execution of policies, procedures and the interpretation of regulations pertaining to the Health Department.. Under the direct supervision of the Commissioner of Health, an employee in this class has complete organizational autonomy from the administrative operations of the Health Department. Duties include the development and execution of policies, procedures and the interpretation of regulations pertaining to the Health Department. The incumbent will often serve as a communication agent for the Health Department between state or federal agencies. The work is performed within established professional standards with considerable independence of judgment in interpreting results and ensuring continuing program compliance with local, state and federal laws. The incumbent is responsible for supervising a small number of subordinate staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Implements systems and processes designed to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards.
Interprets federal and state regulations and develops administrative policies and procedures to implement them.
Provides compliance monitoring, reporting, training and advice to the department.
Translates vision into tangible plan and develops clear compliance goals and objectives that support the department.
Investigates reports of problems or suspected violations in collaboration with the Commissioner and takes corrective
action as necessary.
Oversees completion of all compliance applications, correction plans and reports as required.
Liaisons with the New York State Department of Health and other regulatory agencies.
Works with Department Directors and key staff regarding compliance issues, applications, audits, scheduling, reports and documentation.
Audits systems and evaluates processes to ensure compliance to standards and policies.
Establishes methods to improve efficiency and quality of services, and to reduce vulnerability to fraud, abuse and waste.
Develops, coordinates and participates in educational and training programs that focus on the compliance program for staff, subcontractors, vendors, etc.
Oversees development data collection tools and gathers statistical data as required by regulations.
Provides coordination and oversight for state and federal monitoring visits and compliance.
Liaisons with the Law Department for interpretation of laws and regulations.
Ensures compliance with all diagnostic and treatment center regulations.
Provides supervision and oversight to the Program Coordinator assigned to manage FOILs and HIPAA compliance for
Utilizes appropriate methods for interacting effectively and professionally with persons of all ages and from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, lifestyles, and physical abilities.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of managing a Health Department compliance program.
Thorough knowledge of regulatory compliance concepts and techniques.
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regulations, policies and procedures.
Ability to problem solve and propose solutions/corrective actions within the Health Department.
Ability to work in a deadline driven environment.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with management and staff.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Masterís Degree in Public Health, Public Administration or Nursing and one (1) year of experience, or its part-time equivalent, providing management, administrative compliance or fiscal services in a large department; or,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Public Administration or Nursing and three (3) years of experience, or its part-time equivalent, providing management, administrative compliance or fiscal services in a large department; or,
C. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate's degree in Nursing, and five (5) years of experience, or its part-time equivalent, providing management, administrative compliance or fiscal services in a large department.