State Compliance Specialist - Healthcare Professions
Grand Canyon University’s department of State Compliance and Accreditation is seeking a full time State Compliance Specialist, Healthcare Professions. This position is responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with accreditation standards and programmatic licensure requirements.
The State Compliance Specialist reports to the State Compliance Manager. This position is responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with state nursing regulations, nursing accreditation standards, and programmatic licensure requirements. The State Compliance Specialist will serve as the point of contact to state regulatory entities and as the subject matter expert on selected, relevant state regulations. In addition, the State Compliance Specialist will assist the colleges and University in maintaining compliance with programmatic and regional accrediting standards.
Salary: starting at $53k, depending on experience.
Provides point-of-contact leadership and customer service to designated state agencies
Serves as Subject Matter Expert on the relevant regulations in assigned states
Serves as a liaison between the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions and regulatory agencies
Provides guidance to internal stakeholders regarding the impact of regulatory requirements on business objectives
Establishes and maintains excellent communication and positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes concerning regulatory compliance obligations and strategic business objectives
Executes the licensing processes for programs and recruitment staff, which includes, but is not limited to: researching, documenting and updating licensing requirements for assigned states to ensure organizational compliance with all licensing obligations
Analyzes and interprets regulations, policy and guidance related to licensure and certification requirements for ongoing organizational compliance and in response to specific inquiries posed by business partners
Researches, gathers, and helps interpret federal and state regulations, including but not limited to the regulations of state boards of nursing, state departments of education, state counseling boards, and state authorization agency regulations
Prepares, analyzes, audits, and submits data required to meet regulatory obligations
Collaborates with department heads and internal business partners to ensure compliance requirements are communicated and implemented across the organization
Maintains record of relevant data related to the organization’s regulatory compliance (ex. communications, approvals, authorizations, special requirements, renewal dates, regulatory changes, operational decisions, and regulatory interpretations
Assists College Deans, program directors, and University staff with activities related to maintaining institutional and programmatic accreditations
Provides research and information for University programs that may lead to licensure and certification and responds to inquiries for planning and enrollment purposes
Provides support to teams responsible for resolving student issues related to credentialing
Monitors and revises language for the University’s student-facing documents to ensure compliance with state regulations
Other duties as assigned
Master’s degree preferred
Experience working in healthcare setting, preferred
3 - 5 years working directly with nursing regulations, preferred
Subject-matter expertise in nursing licensure, preferred
Experience working in cross-departmental collaborative teams
Demonstrable record of ethical behavior, integrity, initiative, and resilience
Evidence of strong time management and organizational skills
Evidence of being self-directed, ability to work under little supervision
Evidence of good critical thinking, judgment and problem solving
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills with the ability to clearly communicate complex information to regulators and staff
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates a professional demeanor at all times in dealing with a wide variety of internal and external contacts including representatives of regulatory agencies and members of the academic or business communities??
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.
Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.
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