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Program Director - Compliance & Risk Management

Company: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

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.
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 such assessments.
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 and functions.
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 responses.
Develop communications and accessible intranet resources for relaying research compliance information and requirements to MD Anderson audiences.
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 objectives.
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 risks.
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.
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 procedures
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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Additional Information

  • 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


Keywords: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston , Program Director - Compliance & Risk Management, Executive , Houston, Texas

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