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General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS)

Posted 2 years ago

kpCompanies is leading the search for the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer of Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS).  This position reports to the CEO, with direct access to PPNCS’ Board of Directors.  The General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for directing the legal and compliance functions of PPNCS and its subsidiary and related organizations (collectively, “the Organization”) and providing legal advice on matters requiring the attention of counsel.

The individual awarded this role will design, implement, audit, advise, and report on the Organization’s compliance programs, ensuring the organization follows all applicable requirements, including its code of conduct. The General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer will inform and advise the CEO, COO, Executive Team, and Boards of Directors on areas of risk (including compliance) and strategies for risk mitigation.   
The General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer will have direct access to the Board of Directors as needed for compliance matters and is a staunch advocate in implementing our mission to “Affirm the right to reproductive and sexual health and freedom for all by providing excellent care, trusted education and fierce advocacy.” 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Role type: Full Time
Organization Overview:

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures. Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the U.S. as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world. Each year, Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people.

A Key Role in Public Health
Planned Parenthood strives to be good neighbors in partnership with on-the-ground health and rights organizations. Their expert health care professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate, and affordable care. As a leader in sexual and reproductive services, Planned Parenthood is proud to serve the diverse needs of local communities through a national network of more than 600 health centers operated by their affiliates.

Science-backed Education and Resources
As a respected leader in sex education, Planned Parenthood delivers programs, resources, and tools in classrooms, communities, and online that help people make informed choices about their sexuality and relationships, so they can lead full and healthy lives. They are committed to advancing the health of young people in this country by providing comprehensive sex education that is medically accurate, culturally responsive, equitable and accessible — as well as inclusive of varying gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations. Planned Parenthood provides education and outreach to 1.1 million people every year, and millions more through digital sex education tools.

A Leader in the Fight for Reproductive Health, Access, and Rights
Planned Parenthood has 17 million supporters nationwide — activists and donors committed to helping them promote policies that protect and advance access to a full range of sexual and reproductive care and education.

Advancing Global Health
Planned Parenthood works with more than 100 local organizations in Africa and Latin America to increase access to health care and education. Alongside local leadership, they foster sustainable health and education programs; provide financial grants and funding for family planning services; and fight for legal, social, and political improvements in global communities.
The General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
LegalOversees and directs legal functions within the Organization, including advising on legal issues with a portfolio centering on health care, governance, nonprofit corporate and tax law, legislation, licensure, and other matters as appropriate
Provides legal and regulatory guidance to the Organization to assist with the execution of the strategic plan and other organizational goals
Interfaces in cross-functional work with committees and teams to address enterprise-wide legal issues
Oversees and provides supervision to attorneys and law clerks
Works in partnership with outside legal counsel
Owns and oversees contract review process: drafting and negotiating contracts, including certain provider, vendor, and service agreements with a goal of minimizing risk and supporting the strategic plan
Owns and oversees external filings process: counsels the Organization on maintaining its tax exempt and charitable statuses, and ensures all state-level corporate filings are up-to-date
Partners with COO to ensure adequate annual insurance coverages, and advises on the management of claims in collaboration with PPFA’s dedicated insurance carrier
Identifies potential areas of legal vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provides guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future

Compliance & Risk Management
Oversees and directs the Organization’s compliance program to ensure it meets all applicable healthcare compliance program requirements. This includes but is not limited to: developing, implementing, monitoring, auditing, and reporting on organization-wide risk and compliance matters, maintaining a confidential compliance hotline, and authoring PPNCS’ Code of Conduct
Advises on policies and procedures to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct. Directs policy review cycle
Staffs the Enterprise Risk Management committee of the board of directors
Collaborates with other departments to direct compliance issues to appropriate channels for investigation and resolution. Consults with outside counsel as needed to resolve difficult compliance issues
Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, and policies by evaluating allegations and concerns and recommending and overseeing investigative procedures. Reports violations or potential violations to enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required
Responsible for overseeing Planned Parenthood Federation of America (“PPFA”) Accreditation process. Acts as Health Care Compliance Officer within the context of PPFA requirements
STANDARD REQUIREMENTSSupports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: safety and security, confidentiality, quality assurance, compliance with current laws and regulations including HIPAA and mandatory reporting
Supports and participates in organizational teamwork:
Cooperates and works together with all co-workers,
Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations demonstrating compassion, empathy and dignity for all
Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, co-workers and patients regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns
Promotes positive public image and relations of PPNCS
Completes requirements for acceptable attendance and timeliness to work
Performs other work duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSBachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
Current unrestricted license to practice in Minnesota
Minimum of nine (9) years of experience practicing law, preferably in health care-related roles for most of that time
Demonstrated ability to oversee team of attorneys and compliance professionals
Strong proficiency in health and nonprofit law, including experience with privacy, governance, scope of practice, contracting, anti-fraud, waste, and abuse laws (e.g., Anti-Kickback), billing laws and regulations and tax exemption
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience advising clients on legal aspects of financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
Experience advising on strategies related to litigation
Experience advising the human resources function on a broad range of employment areas
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAble to communicate and coordinate effectively with staff on many levels of the organization
Strong leadership skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with diverse populations
Attention to detail
Basic computer skills in Microsoft programs, including Word, Outlook, and Xcel

If you are as excited about this position as we are and you are ready to formally submit an application submit a cover letter and resume online. Email or with questions please include the subject line PPNCS – General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

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