Vice President of Compliance in Franklin at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Acadia Healthcare is seeking an energetic and innovative Vice President of Compliance to join our team.

Who we are

Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of specialty behavioral health and addiction disorders.

Acadia’s management style and philosophy is one of collaboration and flexibility as we create an energetic and team oriented service delivery system. Our organization values input from employees, physicians, and all strategic alliances. As evidenced in our mission statement, Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create behavioral health centers where people receive care that enables them to regain hope in a supportive, caring environment. We want Acadia to be synonymous with excellent care, phenomenal customer service and an unparalleled commitment to our patients, staff, physicians, and community.

Acadia is a provider of behavioral healthcare services. At September 30, 2019, Acadia operated a network of 589 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 18,000 beds in 40 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. Acadia provides behavioral health and addiction services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.

Your Impact

The Vice President of Compliance implements Acadia Healthcare’s Compliance Program, reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within the organization and serves as leader for compliance activities within an assigned set of Acadia facilities or an assigned subject matter area, or both. The position oversees efforts to keep assigned operations in compliance with applicable rules, regulations, company policies, and best practices. This position includes extensive travel throughout the system.

  • Assist with the implementation of policies, procedure and practices for Acadia and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
  • Monitor the day-to-day compliance activities across the enterprise.
  • Lead investigations into alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, & Codes of Conduct by evaluating and recommending investigations as appropriate. Coordinate resolution of ethics reports with the Chief Quality/Compliance Officer.
  • Participate in the Compliance Committee.
  • Function as a channel of communication to receive and direct compliance issues and oversee investigations and resolution of compliance issues.
  • Initiate and lead communications with regulatory agencies as appropriate.
  • Develop/maintain proficiency in regulatory planning strategy and the submission of regulatory plans as needed. Develop corrective action plans for the resolution of problematic issues or to address areas of compliance vulnerability.
  • Ensure proper facility reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies and advocacy agencies as appropriate and/or required.

Standard Expectations:

  • Complies with organizational policies, procedures, performance improvement initiatives and maintains organizational and industry policies regarding confidentiality.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to person(s) receiving services and their family members, guests and other members of the health care team.
  • Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintains them over time.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in law or a healthcare related field.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in healthcare operations in a professional, management or leadership role. Previous Federal Health Care compliance program and acute healthcare industry experience preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years in professional or management experience.
  • Knowledge of the laws, standards and regulations that apply to Acadia’s operations.
  • Experience in conducting complex compliance investigations, preferably in healthcare.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office; especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. .
  • Knowledge of office administration procedures with the ability to operate most standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work professionally with sensitive, proprietary data & information while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels; both internal and external.
  • Exercises sound judgment in responding to inquiries; understands when to route inquiries to next level.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills and superior attention to detail.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously within inflexible time frames. Ability to adapt to frequent priority changes.
  • Capable of working within established policies, procedures and practices prescribed by the organization.
  • English sufficient to provide and receive instructions/directions.

Licenses/ Certifications
Certified compliance specialist preferred.

Supervisory Requirements
Supervises a team of employees

Job Type: Full-time