Director Compliance Officer

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent’s subsidiaries own and operate 31 hospitals in seven states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers. Ardent facilities exceed national averages in Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating as ranked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 89 percent of its hospitals received a three-star rating or above in comparison with 73 percent of all hospitals ranked. Seven of the company's hospitals were recognized by Modern Healthcare as "Best Places to Work" in 2017 – more than any other system in the country.

Ardent Health Services invests in quality healthcare.  AHS makes considerable investments in people, technology, facilities, and communities, producing high quality care and extraordinary results. Since 2001, those investments total more than $835 million. From newly constructed facilities and expanded services, to lifesaving technology and outstanding opportunities for employees, AHS is committed to providing its hospitals and clinics the tools needed to succeed. 

AHS’ work environment is built upon Behavior Standards, which include five key pillars: Service, Quality, People, Financial and Growth. These pillars represent who we are, what we do and how we operate. Our corporate office in Nashville, TN was recently named Best Places to Work by The Tennessean and seven of our hospitals were also named Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare.

OUR MISSION: Ardent Health Services is a premier provider of health care services, delivered with compassion for patients and their families, with respect for employees, physicians, and other health professionals, with accountability for our fiscal and ethical performance, and with responsibility to the communities we serve.

OUR PHILOSOPHY: Every action we take at AHS is built on three key tenets:

  • Ardent recognizes that each hospital is as unique as the community it serves.

  • We believe in working with employees and physicians to improve the quality of care, patient safety and customer service and we measure all three continuously.

  • We reinvest in our facilities – helping our hospitals expand services, enhance technology and add new programs that fulfill their missions.

We believe it is this mix of corporate support and local autonomy that equips our facilities for success.

: We have an exciting opportunity to join our Legal team as a Director, Compliance Officer

The Director, Compliance Officer
will serve in a divisional capacity supporting a newly acquired hospital health system. AHS and its partner, The University of Texas System, recently completed the acquisition of East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System (ETMC) in Tyler, Texas. ETMC has been combined with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UT Health Northeast) to create a new 10-hospital health system known as UT Health East Texas.

The Director, Compliance Officer will assist AHS’ Chief Compliance Officer with implementation and management of AHS’ Compliance and Privacy Programs for UT Health East Texas. This system is located in Tyler, Texas. The professional we select for this important role will be responsible for the operations of AHS’ Compliance Program for UT Health East Texas, and will work with the system’s department directors and managers to ensure that the compliance program is implemented throughout the system. Verifying that the AHS code of conduct and compliance-related policies and procedures are being followed, this individual will ensure that conduct is consistent with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This role will partner with the system’s leadership to provide education, coordinate compliance auditing and monitoring activities, and conduct compliance investigations.

In addition, this professional will monitor the system’s facility Privacy Officers to ensure compliance with all requirements of the HIPAA administrative and privacy requirements, and will be responsible for coordinating the AHS Privacy Program.


  • A bachelor's degree required.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a health care provider organization.

  • Demonstrated management and leadership in compliance and privacy. 

  • For profit health care experience a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience with all general health care compliance and privacy regulations required.

  • Knowledge and experience with hospital specific health care laws and regulations, and hospital inpatient/outpatient coding and billing compliance required.  


  • Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) certification preferred.

  • Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) preferred. 

  • In lieu of the certifications mentioned above, a graduate level degree is preferred.