Regulatory Affairs Officer/Agency Policy Specialist - 26940
The Regulatory Affairs Officer provides regulatory guidance and responses, facilitates compliance with state and federal rules, regulations, licensing, and accreditation requirements, and supports the quality of Direct Care and Treatment programs across Minnesota. As the subject matter expert, the Regulatory Affairs Officer coordinates, directs and ensures compliance to all regulatory standards as applicable to healthcare service delivery organizations. The Regulatory Affairs Officer uses various forms of analysis in order to identify opportunities to implement changes that result in successfully complying with all applicable requirements, laws and regulations.
In order to mobilize action and achieve organizational goals, the Regulatory Affairs Officer consults with a wide-range of stakeholders at all levels of the organization including administrators, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential to create written materials and present information succinctly.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
• Coordinate and advise on the development, implementation and support of ongoing compliance assessment, research and data analysis including root cause analyses, proactive analysis and surveys
• Function as a coordinator, advisor and resource to peers, administrators and leadership on all applicable rules, regulations, and licensing and accreditation requirements in order to implement and apply actions needed to sustain or improve compliance
• Participate in continuous learning opportunities including training opportunities, education seminars, quality assurance activities and literature review to keep current on regulatory compliance best practices
Qualifications & Requirements Three years of experience with The Joint Commission or other accreditation and survey processes such as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or the Joint Commission (JC) monitoring compliance with quality and accreditation requirements
Note: Bachelor’s degree or higher in healthcare and related fields may substitute for one year of experience
• Juris Doctor or Doctor of Law Degree
• Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) or Certified Corporate and Ethics Professional (CCEP)
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota's most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and non-profits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
At DHS our goal is to meet people where they are at, and focus on outcomes to improve life situations, and to get people the help they need so they can reach their full potential.