Program Director - Compliance & Risk Management
Company: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Posted on: November 18, 2023
The primary purpose of the Program Director, Research Compliance
position is to design and implement an adequately designed
risk-based research compliance program with specific focus on risk
assessments, risk monitoring, and education that meets
Institutional Compliance Office objectives.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
The Program Director will be responsible for consistently managing
and performing the following complex activities in an efficient,
complete, accurate, and timely manner:
Risk assessments according to departmental procedures while
developing and maintaining documentation and reports related to
Monitor risks and changes to the research compliance risk profile
by identifying, analyzing, auditing, and monitoring high risk areas
and accessing, assessing and analyzing, operational data, metrics,
investigation outcomes, and information across institutional units
Keep abreast of rules, regulations, government enforcement actions,
trending risks, institutional policies and procedures,
organizational changes, and department processes. Participates in
quarterly monitoring meetings, develops and carries out risk
mitigation plans, and maintains information and prepares reports of
risk mitigation outcomes.
Perform, document, and report outcomes of audits of controls,
including but not limited to policies, procedures, and transactions
through prevention and detection methods. Uses outcomes to inform
risk assessments and risk monitoring efforts.
Maintain, track, and use historical information on risks
assessments (e.g. origin, controls, ranking, stakeholders, etc.),
risk mitigation (e.g. updates to controls influenced by
mitigation), and periodic audits to inform future assessments, risk
mitigation, and education efforts.
Design and deliver targeted and research compliance education and
training on research regulations, policies, procedures, and
standards to the research community including employees in relevant
control functions using both formal and informal delivery modes.
Base education and training on data and outcomes from risk
assessments, risk monitoring, periodic audits, compliance
investigation outcomes, and noncompliance red flags.
Gauge employee awareness of research compliance regulations,
policies, procedures, and standards by developing and distributing
surveys and gathering and reporting information on survey
Develop communications and accessible intranet resources for
relaying research compliance information and requirements to MD
Proactively identify project issues and risks and mitigate such
issues and risks
Answer compliance-related questions and ensuring compliance with
current laws and guidelines.
Determine whether organizational units are performing activities
consistent with federal, state, accreditation and institutional
Serve as an institutional resource for information on research
regulations, policies, procedures, and standards
Serve as a resource for management on compliance deficiencies and
identification of corrective action to improve compliance.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with institutional
leaders, faculty, employees in control functions, and the research
community to gather information that will inform risk assessments,
risk monitoring, and education initiatives.
Keep senior management informed with detailed, complete, and
accurate information of progress, issues, and risks. Work with
Research Compliance leadership to mitigate such issues and
Ensure activities and interactions are consistent with team and
departmental procedures, institutional policies, and the
institution's Core Values.
Maintain and secure files and documents for work-related activities
and meeting discussions and outcomes. All work-related files and
documents will be always accessible to senior management and to
colleagues as appropriate.
GENERAL COMPLIANCE ACTIVITIES
Maintains working knowledge of federal laws, regulations and
guidelines, The University of Texas rules and guidelines, The
University of Texas System, and MD Anderson policies and
Required education : Bachelor's degree.
Preferred education : Master's degree.
Required experience : Six years experience in research or research
compliance, general/legal regulatory compliance, privacy
compliance, billing compliance, healthcare administration and/or
general business. With preferred degree, four years of experience
required. May substitute required education degree with additional
years of related experience on a one to one basis.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected
by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless
such distinction is required by law.
Requisition ID: 161425
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
Work Week: Days
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 91,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 113,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 136,000
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
Pivotal Position: Yes
Referral Bonus Available?: No
Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
Science Jobs: No
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