has been exclusively retained to assist
in identifying candidates for the position of

Executive Director, Compliance & Privacy Officer

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is a $2B Life Sciences Health System with a tri-fold mission of teaching, research and clinical operations, located in Houston, TX.   It is the only private medical school in the southwestern United States.  BCM is among the leading biomedical research institutions and ranks in the top of all medical schools in the country.  In 2021, U.S. News and World Report ranked BCM #22 overall for research, #4 for primary care and #6 for pediatrics.  It was ranked #21 for NIH funding.  BCM trains more than 3,500 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post-doctorate fellows each year.  Baylor Medicine, a physician services group and hospital affiliate, treats more than 164,000 inpatients and five million outpatients per year.  BCM is a one-third equity partner in Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC) along with Common Spirit Health.  It employs over 7,000 staff and faculty.

The Executive Director, Compliance will facilitate continuing enhancement of the compliance road map that was launched five years ago. Reporting to the Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, the Executive Director, Compliance will oversee 11 staff and a corresponding budget.  The Executive Director will have oversight of privacy matters, billing and coding compliance, general compliance and compliance training, and will serve as a liaison/collaborate with academic, research and HR compliance functions. Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years of related Compliance experience.  A master’s degree is required; a JD and compliance certification is preferred.  A well-developed understanding of physician billing, coding and regulatory issues is essential, along with proficiency in providing guidance around physician focused patient privacy issues, including investigations. Skills in policy development and implementation are requisite to success. Substantial experience in a physician practice and/or an academic environment of comparable size and complexity is greatly preferred.

Houston, Texas, the fourth (4th) largest city in the United States, now has a long-standing record of continuing growth.  The affordable cost of living, innumerable housing options, multiple advanced educational opportunities and extraordinary economic growth make Houston a preferred location for thousands of new residents each year.  From professional sports teams to boating on the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is capable of supporting most recreational pursuits.  The arts are also represented with multiple world-class museums, theatres and performance venues.

Interested candidates may submit their credentials, in confidence to

Kathy Powell-Florip, President