Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Chief Compliance Officer, PCOM

Posted on March 20, 2017

Chief Compliance Officer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing compliance within PCOM to ensure that PCOM is upholding best compliance practices and complying with all regulatory requirements and related internal policies, practices, and procedures. The CCO is responsible for analyzing and assessing risks and designing and stewarding effective compliance strategies, structures, and processes for both the academic and health care delivery aspects of the PCOM enterprise.

The CCO serves as PCOM’s compliance leader and subject matter expert and is responsible for establishing standards and implementing procedures to ensure that the compliance programs at all levels of the organization are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting, and correcting noncompliance with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. The CCO must provide a high level of assurance to PCOM that there are adequate and effective policies and procedures in place to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and that they are well understood by the campus community.

The CCO reports to the Chief Legal Affairs Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. The CCO works closely with the Offices of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management. In addition, the CCO interfaces regularly with the President and CEO, the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Chief Human Resources Officer and other senior officers of the University. This position is based at PCOM’s Philadelphia, PA campus but requires periodic travel to PCOM’s Georgia campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the CCO include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops and implements mechanisms to measure, monitor and continuously strengthen PCOM’s compliance program, including working with all campus leaders.
  • Prepares an annual work plan and an annual report with a comprehensive view of all key compliance risks, activities, and ongoing projects.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on compliance questions and issues, providing oversight and guidance to offices throughout PCOM on compliance with laws and regulations that affect their work.
  • Proactively identifies potential areas of compliance risk and vulnerability and develops and implements corrective action plans for resolution of issues and provides guidance on methods of avoiding recurrence.
  • Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct in conjunction with the Chief Legal Affairs Officer.
  • Chairs the Health Care Compliance and Co-chairs the Institutional Compliance Committee to ensure that compliance issues and concerns within PCOM are being appropriately evaluated, investigated, and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Oversees training of employees on compliance matters in coordination with other PCOM departments, including Human Resources, Research, Diversity and Community Relations, Risk Management, and Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Promotes and manages PCOM’s confidential Compliance Hotline, triages reports made via the Hotline, and conducts follow-ups to resolve any claims and questions.
  • Institutes and maintaining an effective compliance communications strategy for PCOM, including promoting: a) awareness of the Code of Conduct and promoting an ethical culture; b) value and use of the Compliance Hotline; c) an understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies; and compliance with Title IX.
  • Refers specific compliance problems and concerns for investigation and resolution by the appropriate PCOM unit.
  • Periodically reviews PCOM’s Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policies and makes recommendation for improvement consistent with current best practices.
  • Keeps current with and develops strategies for PCOM’s compliance with HIPAA, FERPA and other privacy and security laws and regulations.
  • Manages a comprehensive program to identify and mitigate individual and institutional conflicts of interest consistent with PCOM’s Conflict of Interest policies.
  • Works with the Chief Legal Affairs Officer in planning and supervising Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management activities. Provides review and approval resources for academic affiliation agreements.


All inquiries must include salary requirements and should be directed to:

Department of Human Resources
Medical Office Building
4190 City Avenue, Suite 144
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6500 | Fax: 215-871-6506

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