WittKieffer has been retained by Rutland Regional Medical Center to assist in their recruitment efforts for a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a high performing, independent, community-centered hospital. The General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for providing legal advice and developing and leading processes to ensure that the organization complies with the law, achieves its strategic goals and serves its charitable mission. The position is responsible for leading the organization’s compliance program and the Compliance and Legal Services Department; educating and advising the Board, Leadership and staff on laws, regulations, and ethical standards related to the organization’s operations, and individual legal matters and compliance issues; and managing legal services performed by outside counsel and overseeing compliance and legal issues within the organization with a particular emphasis on fraud and abuse, regulatory compliance, privacy and security, contracts and grants, and organizational policies and procedures. The incumbent serves as an active part of senior leadership and will be the primary compliance and legal authority and advisor to the organization.
Located in picturesque Rutland, Vermont, RRMC has been recognized as one of the leading community hospitals in the nation for outstanding clinical service in joint replacement, inpatient medicine, pulmonology and surgical services, among others. The hospital continually receives high ratings from the Leapfrog Group, most recently earning an “A” Hospital Safety Grade in Spring 2022. RRMC is a three time Magnet designated organization. Today, RRMC is a 144-bed hospital, employing over 1,700 professional and support staff, including 242 providers trained in 37 specialty areas. Rutland has a strong balance sheet with net revenues of $320 million and enjoys a strong market position. RRMC serves Rutland County, portions of southern and central Vermont and communities in eastern New York State.
Reporting directly to Rutland Regional Medical Center’s President & CEO, Claudio Fort, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (GC & CCO) will serve as a strategic business partner dedicated to managing legal and compliance services as well as reducing potential risk and exposure to the external regulatory and legal environment. The GC & CCO will play a critical role in proactively developing and optimizing relationships throughout the organization, continuing to maintaining a culture that actively seeks legal and compliance input to further optimize RRMC’s day-to-day operations. This executive position serves as a role model for ethical management behavior and promotes an awareness and understanding of positive ethical principles and compliance with federal and state laws in all areas of the organization.
The successful candidate must have a Juris Doctorate degree and be admitted (or eligible for admission) to the Vermont Bar. In addition, candidates should have an outstanding record of achievement with extensive experience within healthcare, preferably with a health system or hospital. Candidates should be knowledgeable of all elements of legal services and corporate compliance in relationship to healthcare delivery, including strategy, business planning, operations, and finance. This is an exciting opportunity to make a major impact in healthcare by leading the legal and compliance functions for an organization recognized for quality, employee engagement and patient satisfaction. A comprehensive leadership profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com (https://www.wittkieffer.com/position/23609-general-counsel-and-chief-compliance-officer/).
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