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Assistant Vice President - Enterprise Conflicts and Integrity

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 23823
Job Family: Director/AVP (Dept Head)
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 51011028343108-Corporate Compliance
Location: Atrium Corporate Operations


Job Summary  

The Assistant Vice President - Conflicts and Integrity reports to the Senior Vice President/Enterprise Chief Privacy and Compliance Officer and works at an Enterprise level with both the Conflicts of Interest and Compliance teams.   

Leader will be responsible for overseeing, executing, and evolving the Enterpriseā€™s Conflicts Program, which includes individual and institutional conflicts of interest, commitment, reputation, and allegiance at all levels.  Leader will also be responsible for overseeing and managing compliance and integrity matters related to gifts, non-monetary compensation, complex industry relationships, and compliance with foreign regulations and requirements impacting international operational and research engagements.  Leader will identify, develop, and execute on short-term and long-term strategies, initiatives, management action plans, outreach opportunities, and projects in all assigned areas with the goal of achieving an effective, meaningful, and objective approach for evaluating and continuously improving the activities of the Enterprise.  Leader will be evaluating issues based on both risk to the Enterprise, as well as against compliance requirements, and execute on responsive action plans.  

Role requires a candidate with excellent judgment and integrity who has exceptional communication, relationship-building, and diplomacy skills.  Candidate must also be effective at and enjoy managing multiple responsibilities and complicated issues in a fast-paced and changing organization.  Candidate must also be interested in innovation and effective at contributing new ideas.  

Work is across all markets and occasional travel primarily between Charlotte, NC and Winston-Salem, NC may be necessary. 

Essential Functions  

  • Oversees and manages the overall Enterprise Conflicts Program and teams; includes overseeing the Research Conflicts team, as well as managing non-research related conflicts.  Role will work closely with Legal, Compliance, Research, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, and corporate, clinical, and faculty leadership.  

  • Manages the annual conflicts questionnaire across all Regions, including analyzing the results, identifying trends, and creating governance committee reports, including for the Board.  

  • Reviews annual and transactional disclosures and issues from employees, physicians, researchers, and other individuals related to individual and institutional conflicts of interest, commitment, reputation, and allegiance.

  • Recommends, creates, implements, and monitors related conflicts management action plans. Ability to read, draft, and understand legal documents is strongly preferred.  

  • Together with the Senior Vice President and associated leaders, leads various conflicts oversight committees, including setting agendas, creating presentations, and driving discussion.  Role will also be involved in enhancing and expanding the Committee to support a cross-market Enterprise with varying needs.   

  • Oversees compliance with foreign regulations and requirements impacting international operational and research engagements, including Foreign Influence on Research, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the General Data Privacy Regulation.  Develops Enterprise-wide compliance strategy to mitigate risk and implement best practices related to such matters.  

  • Manages, oversees, and responds to compliance, risk, and integrity issues, including matters related to speakers, gifts, non-monetary compensation, and vendor relationships. 

  • Creates and presents insightful reports, metrics, tools, and dashboards that meet the needs of multiple markets, various stakeholders, and reporting requirements for all assigned areas.  

  • Oversees and conducts impactful education and outreach on conflicts of interest and compliance integrity matters across the Enterprise. Presentation experience is required.    

  • Stays abreast of regulatory and industry changes in all assigned areas and determines any responsive changes required for Enterprise policies, practices, and programs.  

  • Responds to external audits, inquiries and investigations conducted by regulatory agencies is all assigned areas.    

Education, Experience and Certifications 

  • Bachelor's degree is required. JD or Masters in related area is strongly preferred.  

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of related work experience in compliance, legal, or risk is required, with at least five (5) years of demonstrated knowledge of conflicts of interest and compliance issues and requirements.   

  • Experience working with an academic medical center setting with a mature research program is strongly preferred.  

  • Demonstrated leadership experience is required, with experience managing a team strongly preferred.  

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, diplomacy, and collaboration skills are required.   

  • Excellent skills in analysis and complex decision making on critical issues are required.   

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, writing, and project management skills are required. Includes ability to communicate complex information to all levels of management and administrators in a clear, thorough, and concise manner.  

  • Experience managing electronic systems regarding conflict disclosure and management.