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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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Professional - Hospital Administration

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Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist (RAS) serves as the Joint Commission (JC) accreditation program manager (both hospital and laboratory accreditation). This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in regulation, compliance, and operations. You will have the opportunity to interact with senior leadership from all departments and sites for the hospital including regional sites in New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester.

You will:

  • Provide support in the hospital’s dealings with the New York State and New Jersey Departments of Health (NYS DOH and NJDOH) and assist as needed in activities related to interactions with federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
  • Have strong command of hospital and laboratory Medicare/Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and state licensure regulations, as to their correlation with JC accreditation standards.
  • Work with MSKCC’s Legislative Specialists in monitoring and interpreting changes to Federal and State hospital regulations, and communicate with stakeholders throughout the hospital as to changes in these regulations.
  • Organize, manage and monitor the hospital’s continual readiness for unannounced Joint Commission surveys and provide assistance as needed in interactions with onsite surveys, inspections and investigations from any/all federal, state and local regulatory authorities.
  • Utilize experience, external research and internal sources to identify and assist in remediating areas of non-compliance or vulnerability relative to JC standards and federal/state/local regulations.
  • Provide support in connection with the hospital’s NYS Certificate of Need (CON) applications and NJDOH facility licensure applications, relative to new programs/sites, program/site expansions, acquisition of major medical equipment, etc.
  • Supervise an Administrative Coordinator who provides support in connection with various departmental activities - accreditation management; Certificate of Need applications and related surveys; editorial management of Administrative Policies/Procedures and Rules/Regulations of the Medical Staff.
  • Require the capacity to assist in planning for and response to inevitable growth in the department’s scope of work. Forthcoming regulatory accountability and accreditation demands will encompass new sites: David H. Koch Center; expanded clinical laboratory site on E. 64th Street; MSK Bergen & MSK Nassau regional sites.

You need:

  • Healthcare-related Master’s degree required (MPH, MBA, MPP).
  • Knowledge of JC accreditation process for hospitals and laboratories.
  • Familiarity with provisions of New York State and New Jersey State health law and regulations relevant to DOH-related administrative functions.
  • Familiarity with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation for hospitals.
  • Valid driver’s license – extensive independent travel to regional sites.
  • Information management and interpersonal skills to interpret and communicate information to employees and management staff at MHCAD and to appropriate external contacts.
  • Program management and evaluation skills to implement and assess ad-hoc quality improvement projects.
  • Strong data analysis skills; computer skills, including proficiency at software for word processing, spreadsheet, database, project management and presentation applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills for sharing inter- and intra-departmental information and interacting with senior management and regulatory agency representatives.
  • Supervisory skills, handling the maintaining of files, preparation of documents and following up on assorted projects.
  • Proficiency at working on tasks of varying complexity, often simultaneously; capability to prioritize activities (essential).
  • Ability to handle confidential information, work under pressure and prioritize work.
  • The position requires a mature, organized, teammate with good business judgment.

Please submit a cover letter along with your application.




MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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