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DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS (50% FTE)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on August 5, 2019
Req #: 166987
Department: UW MEDICINE
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 05/06/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: The shift is M-F, 4 hours/day (specifics to be worked out with the final candidate).

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. 
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Director of Business and Regulatory Affairs.

Under the general guidance of the Senior Director of Business Affairs (“Senior Director”), the Director of Business and Regulatory Affairs (“Director”) is primarily responsible for the strategic and operational management and oversight of UW Medicine’s business affairs in support of UW Medicine’s mission. UW Medicine’s programs include the delivery of advanced medical diagnostics and treatment services, clinical support for the education of medical students and graduate and postgraduate trainees, and maintenance of one of the largest and most advanced university-based basic and clinical research programs in the United States. UW Medicine’s programs also include the provision of medical care to underserved and disadvantaged persons and maintaining the economic vitality of UW Medicine’s owned and managed health system. UW Medicine’s delivery of its core programs is via a complex organization including the School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, Airlift Northwest, University of Washington Physicians, Children’s University Medical Group as well as affiliated organizations including the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s, Veterans Affairs, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, LifePoint-UW Medicine Healthcare Holding Company and the Pacific Northwest Clinically Integrated Network.

The UW Medicine clinical business affairs office is responsible for leading key internal and external business initiatives, serving as liaison with other UW offices, and representing UW Medicine in critical university and external meetings and discussions. The Director is accountable directly to the Senior Director for the management of UW Medicine business and regulatory affairs to support the activities of UW Medicine leadership, including the UW Medicine Strategic Clinical Business Officer and Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs; the Chief Business Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs; the Chief Health System Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the Chief Financial Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington;  and the CEO, UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington,

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director is accountable directly to the Senior Director for the management of UW Medicine business and regulatory affairs and supports the activities of UW Medicine leadership identified above.  Representative elements of the Director’s duties and responsibilities include the following:

External Business Relationships
The Director participates in the development, negotiation and maintenance of UW Medicine contractual relationships with external entities, including the following:
  • Serve as a UW Medicine representative in external conversations with prospective business partners, regulatory agencies or other on behalf of UW Medicine
  • Other special projects as assigned.

    Internal Business Processes
    The Director provides leadership and direction in policy formulation and implementation in areas involving UW Medicine faculty and staff, and UW Medicine and University business processes including the following:
  • Participate and provide leadership in the development of UW Medicine policies and procedures and in particular policies that impact provider credentialing and faculty practice plans.
  • Partners with UW Medicine offices on regulatory investigations.
  • Provide leadership on non-profit corporate governance.

    Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs
    The Director participates in the management of UW Medicine regulatory compliance efforts and provides technical advice related to:
  • Legal and regulatory compliance matters that impact UW Medicine and its entities and affiliates;
  • Compliance with federal laws and regulations, Washington State laws and regulations, and UW rules and regulations related to all areas of UW Medicine operations;
  • Issues unique to physician compensation, faculty practice plans, stark law and general fraud and abuse prevention regulations
  • Working closely with the UW Medicine Director of Government Affairs, proactively monitor of federal, state and local government regulations, legislation and laws that affect UW Medicine and brief UW Medicine leadership on the application of such laws, including the preparation of comments in rulemaking.

    JOB CHARACTERISTICS

    The Director is responsible for strategic involvement in UW Medicine business affairs, personnel policy, compliance, and legal affairs. The Director is required to possess a comprehensive knowledge of:
  • UW Medicine practices, policies, and key issues impacting its business and legal affairs;
  • Federal and State laws and regulations and UW rules, regulations and policies affecting UW School of Medicine faculty, staff, programs and business affairs.
  • All aspects of healthcare delivery in compliance with applicable regulations such as the Stark law, AntiKickback Statute, and the False Claims act.

    The Director will have frequent written and oral interactions with senior executives and professional staff within UW Medicine and UW.


    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration and/or Law or a related field of graduate study is required.

    WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    A minimum of 7 years of senior-level experience preferably in an academic medical center or public university setting is required.  In addition, the Director must have a working knowledge of academic medical environments; an awareness of the national, regional and local regulatory compliance challenges facing academic medical centers; and familiarity with the contractual business issues that arise in the normal course of academic medical center activities.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.