Compliance Specialist

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON


Posted: 07-Sep-23

Location: Spokane, Washington

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Human Resources

Internal Number: 4566541

Compliance Specialist
Available Title(s):
107I-YN_CS_NPS - Program Specialist 2
Business Title:
Compliance Specialist
Employee Type:
Time Type:
Full time
Position Term:
12 Month
Position Details:
Summary of Duties:
The Compliance Specialist collaborates with the Director of Compliance to assure the integrity of the daily operations of the College of Medicine compliance program, inclusive of Conflict of Interest, HIPAA and other applicable federal and state regulatory requirements, and WSU policies are in compliance.
The compliance specialist implements the Conflict of Interest (COI) program management, documentation, and monitoring including the processes of online submission activities, disclosure questionnaire forms, disclosure review, tracking and support. The Specialist will execute the planning, training, education, assessment and monitoring activities especially relating to COI.
The role implements other special compliance projects or initiatives to create an effective compliance program in support of developing and providing employee compliance training relating to policies practices, and reporting systems. The specialist will prepare and update policies, communication materials, reporting of issues and investigations of violations to ensure compliance requirements and regulatory guidelines, are followed by WSU COM Offices and Departments.
Essential Job Functions:

  • 50% Conflict of Interest Program Operations
  • 20% Organizational Policies, Training and Education
  • 15% Compliance Discrepancy Resolution
  • 10% Compliance CQI and Risk Management
  • 5% Other

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree OR equivalent education/experience.
Additional Requirements:
  • Experience in relevant health care compliance, coordinating regulatory compliance programs in a medical school, health care delivery system, or equivalent setting.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to regulatory compliance - such as Fraud, Waste, Abuse violations, Stark and Anti Kickback provisions, patient privacy, student data, and/or other laws/regulations related to medical education and the practice of medicine.
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Accredited qualification in regulatory compliance
  • Demonstrated experience managing issues related to COI disclosures and in interpretation and application of federal and state regulations.
  • Experience assisting in conducting, reviewing, or coordinating compliance investigations.
  • Experience in reviewing documents, making edits and policy management
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and mitigation.

Additional Information:
Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Office of Compliance
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: Range 42, $3,537 to $4,723, Step A-M
Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28. Step M is typically a longevity step.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for classified staff visit: . Find total compensation here:
Overtime Eligibility: Eligible
FTE: 100%
This is a Permanent position.
Screening & Posting Close Date: The screening of applications begins September 11, 2023. Applicants must submit their completed application by September 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions:
Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application.
  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .
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