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Ascension Health Compliance Director - Investigations & Incidents in St Louis, Missouri

We Are Hiring

Full Time, Days M-F

Location: Remote, very minimal travel

Our Compliance team is hiring! We are seeking a proven leader to direct compliance activities and resources within the Compliance Center of Excellence Acute Care Services; Investigations & Incidents vertical, with focus on compliance investigations and incidents. If you have managed this work, we want to speak with you! Apply today!

What You Will Do

  • Manages and supports compliance investigations across Ascension, partnering with Legal, Human Resources and other business units, as necessary

  • Works closely and collaboratively with appropriate Compliance team members on investigations and incidents

  • Provides advice and guidance on health care compliance matters with key focus on Stark, Anti-Kickback, excluded providers, beneficiary inducement and other fraud and abuse matters

  • Assists with preparing materials or engaging with federal and state regulators for compliance investigations and disclosures, as requested by and under oversight of Compliance Officer - Acute Care Services; Investigations & Incidents and in coordination with Legal

  • Manage and oversee certain auditing and monitoring activities as assigned to vertical

  • Supports development of guidelines and protocols to drive greater consistency and standardization of processes and applications across the organization related to investigations, Values Line incidents, excluded providers and other areas of responsibility

  • Identifies training opportunities and assists with needed compliance education and training based on key risk areas trending through compliance investigations and Values Line calls

  • Has direct managerial responsibility for Compliance Specialist(s) - Investigations & Incidents

  • Handles other compliance matters related to investigations and incidents and other vertical initiatives as directed by the Compliance Officer - Acute Care Services; Investigations & Incidents

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

  • Master's degree preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience required.

  • 10 years of experience preferred.

  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.

  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Additional Preferences


  • JD strongly preferred

    Work Experience:

  • 7-10 years of experience in health law or health care compliance, with 3+ years of experience directly managing internal or government investigations, CMS/OIG self-disclosures and voluntary refunds preferred.

  • Specific experience/knowledge of Stark, Anti-Kickback, Civil Monetary Penalties laws, excluded providers, beneficiary inducement, and Medicare billing/payment rules preferred.

  • Other helpful skills include strong ability to engage/interact with business leaders, writing and analysis skills, and autonomous/self-starter.

Why Join Our Team

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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