CONMED is a global medical technology business that focuses in the development and marketing of surgical and patient monitoring products and services that enable our physician clients to provide high-quality care to their patients and, as a consequence, improve clinical outcomes. Eugene R Corasanti founded it in 1970, and it is headquartered in Utica, New York, USA. In the orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, gastroenterology, laparoscopy, cardiology, and critical care areas, we are a market leader. Across all of our product categories, we continue to provide innovation and value-added customer service. CONMED seeks to improve the quality of healthcare by innovative creating, producing and distributing products with various production and design sites, over 3,500 workers, and global marketing.
Your responsibilities will include drafting and launching clear, concise compliance policies and guidance, training employees and third party service providers, interpreting complex legislation and providing guidance to senior management on compliance issues affecting the healthcare industry. You will also investigate alleged breaches of laws, regulations and policies and perform corrective actions, coordinate compliance tracking and monitoring activities and chair the Corporate Compliance Committee. You will work proactively with other departments and regions globally to assess and improve internal controls and business processes to enable the company to achieve its business goals and objectives in a compliant manner. Given the broad, global scope of this role, we are seeking someone with judgment, political acumen and strong communication skills. In addition, a successful candidate will be diplomatic, curious and capable of promoting compliance through building strong relationships with internal and external business partners in the United States and around the globe. As such, this role will entail occasional international travel to Europe, Asia and elsewhere as merited. This is an interesting and exciting opportunity to help shape the compliance function at CONMED and to ensure the integrity of the organization’s important relationships with key physicians. In this role your key responsibilities will be: Draft and Revise Critical Compliance Policies Interactions with Physicians/Consultants; FCPA; Donations; Sunshine and Transparency Reporting; Data Privacy; and Other. Develop training and education programs for Employees on Proper Roles and Responsibilities under Policies developed. Will train employees on policies, changes and potential risk areas as required. Conduct Needs Assessment. Oversee due diligence on international distributors from FCPA compliance perspective. Establish Controls and Record-Keeping Requirements. Oversee Audits to determine the extent of compliance and opportunities for improvement. Investigate alleged breaches of laws, regulations and policies and perform corrective actions as needed Maintain awareness of current laws, statues, regulations, etc. that impact healthcare operations and physician relationships Serve as Chair on the Compliance Committee. Assume primary responsibility for coordinating activities related to the committee to include reporting and follow-up on any open issues. Provide annual compliance report and compliance plan to senior management and meet annually with the Board of Directors and quarterly with Audit Committee. Travel as needed to US and OUS sites on a regular basis 20-30% Perform other duties and projects as assigned Qualifications Minimum of 5-10 years experience in a compliance function/role Bachelor’s degree required with advanced or legal degree preferred Certification in Healthcare Compliance preferred