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VP, Compliance Officer - Legal Compliance-NSH

Posted May 29
Full Time
Brentwood, Tennessee


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Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pet Insurance
  • Adoption Reimbursement Benefits
  • Variety of Associate Discounts

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

To support our associates in their journey to become a U.S. citizen, Brookdale offers to advance fees for naturalization (Form N-400) application costs, up to $725, less applicable taxes and withholding, for qualified associates who have been with us for at least a year.


The VP, Compliance Officer implements, maintains and provides direction and oversight for Brookdale’s Compliance Program, facilitating an enterprise-wide collaborative effort to achieve a culture of compliance. The VP, Compliance Officer is responsible for effectively incorporating the Compliance Program throughout the organization’s operations and programs, partnering with various internal and external stakeholders, to ensure Brookdale remains at the forefront of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. The VP, Compliance Officer will have direct access and regular reporting responsibilities to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

  • Develops, implements, and oversees the ongoing, effective operation of Brookdale’s Compliance Program, including development and review of necessary policies, programs, and procedures to support the same.
  • Leads compliance-related educational and training programs to facilitate awareness by Company associates and key stakeholders of applicable laws, regulations, and Company policies, and their obligations to comply with the same. Audits and evaluates the ongoing effectiveness of compliance-related programs.
  • Spearheads an effective healthcare compliance program, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the HHS Office of the Inspector General’s (“OIG”) Guidance and Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Manages the process to monitor associate and vendor status ensuring the organization does not employ or contract with individuals and organizations that have been excluded from a Federal health care program. Oversees arrangements with physicians, including negotiating medical director agreements.
  • Maintains a current working knowledge of applicable federal and state healthcare regulations and policies as they affect the organization, through routine review of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) regulations and manuals. Stays abreast of new and pending laws and regulations related to corporate compliance, including but not limited to, health care compliance and information privacy that may affect the organization’s activities.
  • Establishes the mission, focus, and role of Brookdale’s Compliance Committee, serving as the Chair. Defines the agenda to leverage the knowledge, experience, and skills of the Committee to provide insightful learning and debate of relevant and current issues.
  • Builds collaborative relationships, credibility, and trust with key stakeholders across the Organization and the Board of Directors.
  • Communicates regularly with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, and serves as the business ethics advisor to the Company’s CEO and executive management
  • Represents the Company on compliance-related issues to third-parties, as necessary. Actively promotes the Company’s compliance and ethics programs in the healthcare industry and garners positive government recognition of these programs.
  • Oversees Integrity Line operation to maintain continued effectiveness, regularly reporting pertinent data and trends to key stakeholders.
  • Regularly reviews, updates and distributes the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, setting forth ethical business principles and policies.
  • Develops, coaches, evaluates and mentors a team of compliance professionals, helping them successfully achieve operating objectives and initiatives.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required. Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree in Healthcare/Business Administration or a related field is preferred. Minimum of 10 years of experience in legal/healthcare compliance, or related fields, working with large organizations with multi-site, multi-state operations, and dealing with governmental regulatory agencies. Experience with skilled nursing is preferred. Knowledge of healthcare related risks, HHS regulations (e.g., HIPAA, Government payer billing/participation, Stark Law, and anti-kickback statutes), and applicable state and federal laws including HHS OIG compliance guidance and work plans. Strong audit or investigative experience. Experience developing, writing, and implementing corporate policies and procedures. Experience working directly with Board of Directors and/or Audit Committee.

Certifications, Licenses, And Other Special Requirements

Certification in healthcare compliance (CHC) is preferred. Active license to practice law is preferred.

Management/Decision Making

Uses independent judgment to establish procedures and overall strategic direction that may affect a community, multiple communities, industry sectors and/or functional disciplines. Solves the most complex problems that require understanding and evaluation of impacts on the organization.

Knowledge And Skills

Possesses extensive knowledge of a professional discipline and maintains extensive theoretical business and industry knowledge. Provides overall leadership and direction to the business at the regional or divisional level.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Talk or hear
  • Ability to lift: up to 25 pounds
  • Vision
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
  • On-Call on an as needed basis
  • Requires Travel: Occasionally

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.