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23 Feb 2023

Full-Time Compliance Specialist 3

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Salem, Oregon, United States

Job Description


Application Deadline:


Salary Range: $5,315 – $8,049 monthly

Position Title: Compliance Specialist 3

Job Description:

The Office of Quality Management focuses on systematically analyzing and improving healthcare outcomes for patients and residents of Oregon State Hospital and improve services that support Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Health Services in helping Oregonians achieve health, well-being, and independence.


This is a full-time, permanent position that is Classified and represented by a union.

What you will do!

This position serves at a senior professional level responsible for the coordination and overall duties related to ensuring compliance with federal, state, local laws, regulations, policies, and accreditation standards. This work includes but is not limited to the review and resolution of the most complex compliance issues including developing goals, standards, policies, data collection tools, comprehensive corrective action plans, and trainings for staff related to compliance.

Reports to the Director of Standards and Compliance. Works independently with significant discretion and minimal supervision and in collaboration with the Director of Standards and Compliance, other department staff, and Quality Management leadership to provide professional expertise to Oregon State Hospital management and staff throughout the Oregon State Hospital system, in the completion of complex compliance-related activities as required by various Federal, State and local regulatory agencies.

What we are looking for:

Five years experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide compliance or eligibility with program guidelines and regulations. Three of the five years must be above the technical support level. (Note: some positions may require experience in a specific regulatory industry or program)
College-level course work may substitute for experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year, up to a maximum of three years.

Some Positions May Require:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration and two years of the specified experience or like equivalent.


Desired Attributes:

Skill in writing and analyzing general, statistical and technical reports per The Joint Commission (TJC) standards. Knowledge of Hospital Quality Improvement programs. This position works collaboratively in a team setting. To be successful, this position will need to foster professional working relationships within the hospital and within the Standards and Compliance team.

At least five years’ experience in:

– Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines

– The Joint Commission standards pertaining to Hospital and/or Behavioral Health

– Applicable federal and state regulatory laws

– Computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe

– Medical/clinical records review

– Methods of organizational, program, and statistical analysis

– Use computer software to compile, analyze and report information

– Explain in writing and verbally, complex technical and legal material in understandable language to people of diverse education, language and cultural backgrounds


– Excellent written/verbal communication

– Must possess extensive knowledge of healthcare regulations, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) guidelines and The Joint Commission (TJC) standards

– Experience in interpreting regulatory law, policies, and conducting compliance reviews/tracers

– Analytical thinking and the ability to organize work effectively and determine priorities

– Must work well independently and in a fun and professional team environment

– Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing and conducting system tracers, audits, survey readiness materials and implementing quality and continuous improvement methods such as lean, six-sigma, total quality management, etc.


How to Apply

How to Apply Questions/Need Help? Contact: Uma Abdullahi at   The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 63 days.

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