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Providence Health & Services Compliance Specialist PSJH in Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Compliance Specialist PSJH to our Washington/Montana region. This role will be remote but will require some travel and valid driver's license.

We are seeking a Compliance Specialist PSJH to provide compliance and privacy program support to management across Providence St. Joseph Health and its Affiliates in furtherance of our mission and to provide an effective compliance program. A Compliance Specialist is expected to possess mid-level skills in investigative and research techniques and practices, while developing greater expertise in certain regulatory, compliance and privacy topics. This position works with highly sensitive information.

Responsibilities are diverse supporting Providence St. Joseph Health and its affiliates, including hospitals, physician clinics, skilled nursing facilities, health plan, medical foundations, educational institutions, child care centers, in-home services, and Providence Strategic Management Services (PSMS).

This position includes some overnight travel and routine inter-facility commuting.

In this position you will:

  • Perform assigned investigations and compliance projects following RIS practice standards while keeping management well apprised of results and completion status.

  • Participate, under the direction of a senior or manager, on large, complex, multi-location or system-wide projects or investigations, including work being performed under the direction of legal counsel.

  • Act as technical resource within RIS for select regional or PSMS functions/activities. Answer questions, analyzes data, conducts research, conducts interviews and makes recommendations to address compliance and privacy matters.

  • Analyze, under the direction of a senior or manager, investigative results and draft recommendations that will improve controls and mitigate risk to the organization.

  • Monitor assigned open recommendations working closely with client management to assure action plans are completed and risk is mitigated in a timely manner.

  • Provide input to educational and other program documentation.

  • Support regional and local compliance and privacy committees by taking minutes, tracking action items and maintaining records of committee activity.

  • Provide input to the annual risk assessment and RIS annual plan development.

  • Participate in the new hire interview and selection process.

  • Perform special projects as assigned.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, or related fields of study or equivalent educ/experience

  • Driver License

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One of the following is preferred: Certified in Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Privacy Compliance, Healthcare Privacy & Security, Compliance & Ethics Professional, CPA or Certified Internal Auditor. Other healthcare related certifications may be considered on a case by case basis. Certifications and licenses must be maintained current

  • 3 years progressive RIS internal audit, information security or compliance/privacy experience. Replace with Health Information Management, Accreditation Services, or Revenue Cycle Services; OR

  • Compliance/privacy experience in a healthcare setting

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Compliance

Location: Washington-Spokane

Other Location(s): Washington, Montana

Req ID: 320468