Accreditation/Regulatory Compliance Specialist (Full Time, Day shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 25421
Under the direction of Accreditation Leadership, the Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance Specialist executes all aspects of accreditation, regulatory and hospital licensure compliance across the healthcare organization. Provides consultation to organizational leadership, managers, and staff on accreditation readiness through participation in operational committees, communication, facilitation, and project management. Uses proactive data analytics to advise of potential regulatory risks. Assists in the preparation and coordination of efforts related to major accreditations, certifications, and regulatory agency surveys. Communicates with essential personnel about accreditation/regulatory requirements, implications to the healthcare environment and strategies to steadfastly achieve compliance. Identifies opportunities for improvements based on evidence-based practices in regulatory and accreditation compliance, analysis of internal and external compliance/risk assessments and findings from regulatory authorities. Maintains knowledge of standards, updates to standards, compliance of regulatory requirements through comprehensive analysis, documentation, reporting of data and summarizing.
Job Specific Duties
Analyzes data collected in organization related to survey activities and serves as a resource. Reviews, monitors, and analyzes data.
Serves as a resource for interpretation of state, regulatory, accreditation, and disease-specific care certification standards (as applicable) in relation to system wide policies and practices.
Promotes a standard and effective approach to ensure the organization is continually ready for all regulatory and/or accreditation surveys.
Assists the Accreditation & Regulatory team during all surveys, inspections, and audits.
Analyzes Environment of Care data/concerns and other quality/process improvement concerns related to state, federal, and national accreditation surveys. Evaluates corrective action plans as needed to ensure sustainability.
Performs routine audits and tracers to assist in determining compliance with accreditation and regulatory requirements.
Assists in tracking, trending, reporting issues, and monitoring Accreditation & Regulatory tracker data by accreditation standards.
Completes audits and projects as assigned by Accreditation & Regulatory department.
Actively participates in system wide or department specific preparation for accreditation and regulatory audits and surveys by creating and maintaining compliance roadmaps as assigned.
Supports the creation, analysis, maintenance, and reporting of all Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) and ISO Assurance Audit items for NCHS.
Maintains compliance and stays up-to-date on regulatory policies.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree Healthcare or related field (Required)
3-5 years Experience in healthcare/hospital, outpatient and urgent care centers, multi-location physician office practice, and/or ambulatory surgery center settings
1-3 years Experience in facilitation, project management, and data analysis
2-4 years Experience with at least two Accreditation Surveys (DNV, TJC, AAAHC, or other regulatory agencies) with active participation in the enterprise's success.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Certification within two years preferred.
3-5 years hospital experience preferred.
Accreditation & Regulatory experience preferred.
Previous experience in quality review, analysis, and reporting, as well as quality background.
Working knowledge of state, federal, and national accreditation standards in a hospital or healthcare related field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong problem solving, organizational, and data management skills.
Analytical and statistical abilities.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word; prefer experience with database management and Microsoft Access.
Ability to meet constant, competing, and changing deadlines.
Attention to detail and time management skills.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.