The Compliance Officer oversees the Corporate Compliance Program, which functions as an objective body that reviews and evaluates compliance issues / concerns at Alberta Blue Cross.
The position ensures the company and its employees are in compliance with the rules and legislations of governments, regulatory agencies, partners and stakeholders;
that company policies and procedures are being followed; and that behavior in the organization meets the requirements set out in the Alberta Blue Cross Work Agreement.
The Compliance Officer reports to the Director of Risk and Assurance Services and supports the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (GRC) by monitoring and reporting results of the compliance efforts of the company and by providing guidance on matters relating to compliance.
The Compliance Officer, through Risk and Assurance Services, is tasked with implementing all necessary actions to ensure achievement of the objectives of an effective compliance program.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Develop, initiate, maintain and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to ensure the organization meets its legislative, regulatory and contractual obligations.
Acts as a review and evaluation resource to ensure that compliance issues / concerns within the organization are being appropriately evaluated, documented and resolved if necessary.
Monitors and coordinates compliance activities of business units to remain aware of the status of all compliance requirements and to identify and track compliance of recommendations made by Internal Audit, the GRC Committee and Executive.
Works with the Risk, Privacy, Legal and Internal Audit offices to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk;
develops / implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
Provides reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the GRC Committee and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
Works with the Learning and Development, and others as appropriate, to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.
Institutes and maintains an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting a heightened awareness of compliance, and an understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
Monitors the performance of the Compliance Program and relates activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE :
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required
A minimum of 5 years of proven compliance experience in a large and complex organization
Familiarity with general operational, financial, quality assurance, and human resource procedures and regulations
Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and controls
Knowledge of risk management
Integrity and professional ethics
Results oriented with the ability to work independently, meet deadlines and have a keen attention to detail
Solid customer service and communication skills, both verbal and written
Familiarity with the health benefits industry practices and professional standards would be an asset
Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in a challenging team-oriented environment.
If you have the qualifications we are looking for, please submit your resume and salary expectations to www.ab.bluecross.
ca.This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.