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Volunteer Spotlight
Each month, RAPS turns the spotlight on a member making an impact in RAPS and on the regulatory community. These members are the backbone of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society and an inspiration for others. If you are interested in being highlighted or nominating another member for the spotlight, please contact Austen Gage at agage@raps.org.

Regulatory Job Openings

  • KINDRED REHAB HOSP EAST VALLEY LLC, Arizona, Director of Quality Opportunity Dignity East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital - Chandler, AZ Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture operation and free-standing Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital between Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare. Our two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility includes a stroke unit, physical therapy gym and 50 beds to serve patients recovering from significant neurological injury, illness and trauma and similar medical conditions. Located at 1515 W. Chandler Blvd., and employs approximately 190 staff members. The DCQPI assumes responsibility and accountability for the hospital-wide Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement program. The DCQPI will assist the CEO/leadership and Medical Staff to establish priorities for Performance Improvement. He/she ensures that disciplines in the hospital work collaboratively to plan and implement Performance Improvement activities. The DCQPI will focus on measuring, analyzing and trending information in order to improve outcomes. He/she will assure ongoing monitoring of performance to ensure that improvements are sustained. The DCQPI will direct and assist in compliance with federal and state regulations and accreditation standards . High School diploma or GED equivalent required; or degree of higher education preferred. Registered Nurse with current licensure in the State of Arizona, preferred. Certification by APIC (American Practitioners of Infection Control), and NAHCQ (National Association of Health Care Quality) preferred BSN or BS/BA preferred. Two years of experience in an acute hospital or rehabilitation setting preferred. Previous supervisory experience required. Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card preferred Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate PI activities; effective oral and written communication skills and proficiency in basic computer skills required. Working knowledge of staff development and the educational process, quality improvement, infection control/employee health, and safety/risk management standards. Effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required. Job : Compliance/Quality/Risk Primary Location : AZ-Chandler-CHC PR & MSA-DIGNITY-KINDRED REHAB HOSP EAST VALLEY LLC Organization : 3199 - CHC PR & MSA-DIGNITY-KINDRED REHAB HOSP EAST VALLEY LLC Shift : Day
  • Kindred Hospital Paramount, California, What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our Quality Coordinator answers this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are. Who are you? To succeed in our high-energy, high reward environment, our clinicians provide compassionate critical care and deliver exceptional patient experiences, meaningful outcomes, and bonds for life. As the most acute level of care in Kindred's continuum, our transitional care hospitals offer the same critical care patients receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit , but for an extended recovery period. Our leadership play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients. As a Quality Coordinator you will: Summary: The Quality Coordinator reports to the Director of Quality Management and will assist with data collection and analysis, creating aggregate data reports, open record review, survey preparation and on-going survey compliance, event investigation and management, and other activities related to hospital performance improvement. Work is divided between reviewing open electronic and paper record, on and off the patient unit. Computer data entry and report writing, attendance at meetings and data analysis. Quality Coordinator, Quality Management, Risk Management, CPHQ, Hospital Risk Management, Hospital Quality Management, Hospital Quality, Hospital Risk, Risk Mgr, Quality Mgr, Quality Analysis, Quality Analyst, Quality Clinician, Acute Quality, LVN, LPN, RN, Nurse, Healthcare Quality, Performance Improvement, 90723 Education: From an accredited program leading to licensure as an LPN/LVN or RN Licenses/Certification: Current RN licensure or LPN/LVN licensure Experience: 3 years clinical experience and health care and performance measurement or improvement experience Job : Compliance/Quality/Risk Primary Location : CA-Paramount-Kindred Hospital Paramount Organization : 4003 - Kindred Hospital Paramount Shift : Day
  • Amherst, Massachusetts, The Export Control Compliance Specialist, under the direction of the Sr. Associate Director, Research Compliance, works to implement UMass Amherst’s export control compliance program. The Export Control Compliance Specialist will analyze research projects and activities for potential intersection with U.S. export control laws and regulations (“export controls”), determine if export controls apply, and initiate appropriate action to ensure compliance. The Specialist also provides export control training to campus community members, including faculty, staff, administration, and students.    Essential Functions Analyze, interpret, and apply U.S. export controls laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR,” 15 CFR Parts 730-774), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR,” 22 CFR Parts 120-130), and sanctions programs implemented by the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), in a university setting. Review and analyze contractual and other documents related to proposing and conducting university research to identify intersections with export controls and, when applicable, develop, implement, and document the appropriate compliance response. Coordinate and communicate with researchers to obtain information necessary to determine whether export controls apply to their research projects and convey the results of export-control compliance analyses. Conduct restricted-party screening of research collaborators and other parties, including, but not limited to, sponsors, coresearchers, primary and subcontractors, and material providers and recipients, to determine potential inclusion on restricted entity/person lists issued by governmental departments and agencies. Analyze research subject matter to determine potential inclusion on lists of export-controlled items, such as the Commerce Control List (“CCL”) and U.S. Munitions List (“USML”). Identify and apply for license and commodity jurisdiction requests to Government entities. Develop and provide export control training to campus community members, including faculty, administrators, students, and other researchers. Attend export control training sessions conducted by Government departments and agencies, including, among others, Departments of Treasury, Commerce, and State. Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure) Bachelor’s degree in Legal studies, Public Administration, Business, Science or engineering, or other related field and two years demonstrated experience implementing and/or enforcing federal or state regulations, preferably in the area of export controls, trade compliance, or sanctions and embargoes, though other regulatory experience may be acceptable. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with a diverse client base, both in writing and orally, including students, staff, faculty and campus and system leadership; ability to deal diplomatically with people at all levels. Excellent written and oral presentation skills, including ability to create compelling presentation materials and give effective presentations. Ability to analyze complex documents and situations, identify workable solutions, and effectively balance service with regulatory compliance. Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Well-developed organizational skills; ability to independently work on multiple projects concurrently and prioritize those projects. Ability to work effectively and be flexible in a fast-paced, high-volume professional environment.

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