Director of Regulatory Compliance

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Working at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands is more than a job.  It provides the opportunity to contribute to our powerful mission and perform meaningful work.

As an organization, we are focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. Specifically, we recognize that profound racism impacts the education, health and wellbeing of people in our communities and we are actively working to address all forms of oppression. We believe our employees should reflect the diversity of the populations we serve, including racial and ethnic diversity. People of color are strongly urged to apply.

The Director of Regulatory Compliance will collaborate with our Chief Legal Counsel on matters related to healthcare compliance, including but not limited to: scope of practice, patient privacy and consent, HIPAA, and prescribing.

Additionally, this individual will advise leadership and staff throughout the affiliate on legal matters and compliance with state, local and federal law.

This is a full time, exempt position.

What you’ll be doing:

Drafting, reviewing and updating existing manuals, policies, procedures, protocols and forms in accordance with PPFA standards and guidelines, federal and state guidelines, and PPGNHI requirements.

Researching and analyzing policies, regulations, and statutes, as necessary, to assist with health center operations.

Supporting implementation and evaluation of new services/systems across the affiliate.

Determining and reporting any anticipated financial impact as the result of new or revised compliance regulation or legislation

Auditing new systems to ensure compliance with all state laws, regulations, and PPFA Medical Standards and Guidelines.

Reviewing legal correspondence regarding patient services and operations, and initiates discussion with Agency and PPFA counsel as needed.

As requested, and in cooperation with the policy team, conducting legal analysis of legislation and proposed regulations that impact PPGNHI from both a business and mission perspective.

Preparing and reviewing legal presentations & trainings for affiliate and health center staff related to HIPAA, mandatory reporting, and other compliance related content.

Keeping current on new and emerging laws, policy developments and best practices.

Implements projects as instructed by the Chief Legal Counsel, and handles additional duties as assigned.

We’ll trust you to:

Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ability to maintain client confidentiality

Value continuous learning and seeks ongoing training and development

Take action to support the affiliate’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Value team work, flexibility and adaptability; embraces change

You’ll need to have:

BS/BA in healthcare administration or related field *JD strongly preferred*

7 years of experience in healthcare with a policy/compliance focus OR 3 years of experience and a Masters or JD

Ability to read, analyze and interpret policies, regulations and statutes to determine their impact on healthcare operations

Familiarity with health care law and reproductive justice issues

Ability to effectively manage multiple, complex priorities at one time, often attached to fast turn-around deadlines

Strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to think “outside the box” for answers or solutions

Admission to the bar of at least one of the following states: AK, HI, ID, WA preferred

Regulatory and/or health law experience preferred


As part of our total rewards package, we offer meaningful work, promotional opportunities, and competitive compensation.

Our attractive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and eligible dependents, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, as well as a retirement plan with matching contributions by employer.

Equal opportunity employment:

PPGNHI is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds – and to support their retention and advancement within the organization. Justice is one of our core values, and we are committed to fostering a workplace culture inclusive of people with respect to their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, marital status, age, disabilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other characteristic.  Our commitment to justice and diversity also means providing a work environment that is welcoming, respectful and engaging.

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