CAREER GUIDE FOR HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE MANAGER
SOC Code: 11-9199
Pay Band(s): 6 (Salary Structure)
Standard Occupational Description: There is no standard occupational description for the occupation Health Care Compliance Manager as used by the Commonwealth. This occupation is included in the Managers, All Others. This group is comprised of many different types of management occupations with a wide range of characteristics.
Commonwealth of Virginia Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate health compliance activities and staff of an organization.
Health Care Compliance Manager positions in the Commonwealth are assigned to the following Roles in the Healthcare Compliance Career Group:
While Health Care Compliance Manager within the Commonwealth are all located within the Healthcare Compliance Career Group, individuals may want to pursue other opportunities within the Commonwealth depending upon individual training, education, knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests.
Other Career Group(s) that may be of interest are:
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND TASKS
(Technical and Functional Expertise)
The Knowledge of:
The Ability to:
Like people, occupations have traits or characteristics. These characteristics give important clues about the nature of the work and work environment, and give you an opportunity to match your own personal interests to a specific occupation. When you choose a job in an occupation that matches your own interests you have taken an important step in planning a successful and rewarding career.
The occupation of Health Care Compliance Manager has characteristics as described below:
Investigative Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Conventional Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Social Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Generally this is required for Health Care Compliance Manager positions in state government. The Health Care Compliance Manager supervises health care practitioners. This typically requires licensure as a practicing nurse or another health care profession depending on the programs managed.
Licensing information for nurses and other health care professionals can be found on the Department of Health Professional's web site at http://www.dhp.state.virginia.us/.
Managers with the Commonwealth of Virginia are eligible for the Virginia Certified Public Manager Program offered by the Department of Human Resource Management. Web site is http://www.dpt.state.va.us/training/cpm/cpmhome.htm. This certificate program offers practitioner-oriented course work that builds upon management training programs offered through agencies, colleges, and universities.
Attainment of the Certified Administrative Manager (CAM) designation offered by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, through work experience and successful completion of examinations, can increase a manager's advancement potential. The Institute of Certified Professional Managers is a certifying organization and offers a management certification program. The Institute is located at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Web site is http://cob.jmu.edu/icpm. Management Skills is the theme of the program, which emphasizes the teaching and application of real-world, practical skills and techniques over theories, and critical-thinking skills over rote knowledge.
Certification may enhance professional development and career progression.
EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING, AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Because of the diversity of health compliance programs managed, the educational backgrounds of the Health Care Compliance Managers may vary considerably. In filling management jobs, employers seek college graduates who have majored in a health care field. The health care areas may be in nursing, counseling, medicine or other clinical fields.
Most employers prefer at least a baccalaureate degree in a health field, clinical work experience and demonstration of progressive leadership responsibilities.
The State Council of Higher Education lists many Virginia educational institutions offering programs in health care fields and management on their web site: http://research.schev.edu/degreeinventory/inventory_
Other training opportunities may be training offered by agencies through the Virginia Center for Public Policy at VCU (www.oppt.org) such as attendance at the various progressive level management courses and institutes for managers and executives (i.e. Virginia Supervisory Institute (VSI), Advanced Management Institute (AMI) and the Virginia Executive Institute (VEI).
Competencies are a set of identified behaviors, knowledge, skills, and abilities that directly and positively impact the success of employees and the organization. Competencies can be observed and measured. When consistently demonstrated, competencies make employees particularly effective in their work. Competencies help lay out a road map to career success. You can use the Commonwealth Competencies to help improve your individual performance by adopting behaviors that make high performing employees successful in their jobs. In this way, you can use the Commonwealth Competencies for your further professional development.
The Commonwealth Competencies are:
The above competencies may be applied to employees throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. They can be rank-ordered by agencies and hiring managers to represent the needs of a specific job. The rank ordering will change depending upon the occupation, an organization's priorities, the actual job requirements, and the supervisor's preferences.
Career success is both about what you do (applying your technical knowledge, skills, and ability) and how you do it (the consistent behaviors you demonstrate and choose to use) while interacting and communicating with others. Hopefully, by studying the Commonwealth competencies, identifying your developmental opportunities, and working to refine your own competence, you can take charge of your career!
For additional information about the Commonwealth Competencies go to: http://jobs.state.va.us/cc_planningctr.htm. For the competencies, we first list the competencies and then define each. Finally, we list competency indicators; to describe what successful performance looks like.
COMMONWEALTH CAREER PATH
Career opportunities in the Commonwealth are not limited to moving up to the next highest role and pay band, changing positions, or to becoming a supervisor. That's because most roles describe a broad group of occupationally related positions that perform a range of work that requires increased knowledge and skills. For that reason, Commonwealth roles describe the career paths within the same or higher-level role for the same or different Career Group. The broad salary range and the Commonwealth's pay practices provide flexibility in recognizing career development and advancement. (Salary Structure)
For example: Inspector-Medical Facilities
Sample Career Path
Health Care Compliance Manager
The Health Care Compliance Manager role provides career tracks for managers who manage and direct licensure inspection programs, health care compliance, and utilization review program operations. The work includes development, implementation, and evaluation of operational goals, objectives, policies, procedures, legislative recommendations, and operating budget.
ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:
O*NET (Occupational Information Network)
Virginia Employment Commission
Career One Stop
Virginia Career Resource Network