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Director, Clinical Research Compliance (Denver, Los Angeles or Minneapolis)

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Position Description


This new position will directly support the Sr. Director of SBI Compliance and will have primary responsibility for the development, implementation and maintenance of the research compliance program. The Research Compliance Director will apply previously acquired clinical trial billing, clinical research, regulatory compliance, project management, communication and analytical skills to immediately add value to existing and new compliance activities.



Position has supervisory responsibility for recruitment, hiring, retention, performance development, performance management, teammate relations, salary adjustments, and termination of direct reports.

  • Implement, enhance and maintain targeted compliance programs. 
  • Develop, draft and implement effective policies, procedures and processes for the establishment and continued improvement of effective compliance programs consistent with OIG’s seven elements.
  • Perform high level risk assessments to identify and analyze risk areas for the purpose of drafting, communicating, and executing Action Plans.
  • Provide coverage analysis guidance and conduct claims review for adherence with CMS clinical trial billing regulations 
  • Effectively evaluate the controls in place to mitigate compliance risks for the determination of additional controls.
  • Draft, develop and provide targeted compliance training.
  • Identify, interpret and communication compliance related gaps and areas for improvement.
  • Collect and analyze data, perform research, identify root cause and evaluate alternatives to make timely and appropriate decisions.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and build presentations to communicate the results of analyses to various levels of management.
  • Conduct ad hoc projects as assigned.
  • Assess accuracy, completeness and quality of data, information and all deliverables.
  • Perform and lead a variety of recurring and non-recurring processes and projects related to compliance and village-wide initiatives.
  • Manage and motivate team members
  • Facilitate team meetings.
  • Perform assessments of policies, processes, systems, and issues.
  • Draft and deliver oral and written presentations for decision making and informational purposes.
  • Engage, support and partner with Executive Team to ensure appropriate controls are assessed and subsequently implemented and maintained as new business initiatives are considered.
  • Support village process improvement efforts by consistently identifying and acting on ways to make processes more streamlined and efficient.
  • Establish effective relationships within respective SBIs and across corporate functions, Compliance, and other multi-functional groups.
  • Travel required: up to 50%.

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 
  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    



Education, licenses, certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties, include computer skills as required.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • Regulatory affairs certification (RAPS) Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals (Dual) preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in healthcare compliance with policy/procedure/training development and data analysis required.
  • Previous clinical trial billing experience required
  • Previous large consulting firm and/or healthcare industry experience, specifically in an integrated healthcare setting preferred.
  • Previous management experience required.
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
  • Commitment to DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing and evolving work environment with shifting time frames.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with ability to seek out underlying assumptions through probing, questioning, and listening and to focus on root cause and subsequent resolution.
  • Self-starter with ability to drive independent problem solving, comfortable with a constantly evolving environment. 
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively at both detail and big-picture levels and to drive projects forward.
    • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt easily to new projects and to follow through on tasks and assignments.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional groups.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills; ability to interact positively with teammates at all levels across the company.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in consultative skills when addressing complex inquires
  • Professional presence and excellent presentation skills (including PowerPoint presentations); ability to synthesize and present analyses to senior management with persuasion and sound logic.
  • Self-directed; able to work independently and as a member of a team and to foster a positive work environment.
  • Demonstrated creativity and imagination; ability to think outside-the-box.
  • Exceptional abstract conceptual thinking abilities.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel and commute between research sites throughout the country.
  • Demonstrated creativity and imagination; ability to think outside-the-box.
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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Position Summary

  • Job Title: Director, Clinical Research Compliance (Denver, Los Angeles or Minneapolis)
  • Job Function: Other - Corporate Office
  • Location: Los Angeles, California