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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Deputy General Counsel Duties: Acts as in-house legal counsel serving as manager of the Department of Legal Affairs and advisor to the Executive Vice President & General Counsel, other senior team members, managers and directors. Provides legal advice/counsel and oversight on a broad range of legal, transactional and regulatory topics within multiple business units, departments, as well as clinical service lines across the organization. Also, has shared administrative oversight for Risk Management, with the General Counsel, and works closely with Corporate Compliance. In doing so, assists the organization in establishing standards of legal services, developing organizational plans to carry out activities within limits of available funds, and evaluating services provided. Manages the Department and oversees Assistant General Counsel, paralegal and contract and other staff attorney roles. Provides legal advice/counsel and oversight on a broad range of legal, transactional and regulatory topics within multiple business units, departments as well as, clinical service lines across the organization. Responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting and negotiating key documents including contracts, presenting clear recommendations and assuring legal compliance. Acts as liaison with outside law firms. Serves as consultant to other management personnel on specific administrative services, problems, and concerns. Works closely with Risk Management to assist that department, including regarding insurance coverage and claims matters. Works closely with Corporate Compliance to assist that department in ensuring assigned functions are in compliance with all applicable local, state, federal, and accrediting agency regulations. Assists with corrective action as necessary. Negotiates contractual agreements regarding assigned departments. Secures necessary approvals. Responsible for instilling and maintaining the vision, mission, and values of the organization and all persons associated with it. Engages in a variety of activities and programs designed to ensure employees reflect the systemâ€™s vision, mission, and values. Assist General Counsel in the formulation and approval of departmental short and long-term goals, objectives, plans and budgets for administrative services and activities which include: Developing and securing approval of fiscal year budgets and establishing goals for assigned organizational components. Monitoring compliance to budgets, goals, and initiating corrective action, if necessary. Assists General Counsel and Risk Management Director and staff in resolving patient concerns and problems. Reviews records and reports concerning divisional operations. Assesses extent to which departmental goals are being met and, when necessary, directs changes in records and reporting systems and preparation of special reports and/or initiates corrective action. Works with department heads to establish legal components of departmental policies and procedures. Approves and resolves problems related to same. Works closely with General Counsel, other department team members, and staff across the organization as applicable in education and compliance related to key healthcare rules and regulations (e.g., Stark, Anti-kickback, Medicare Conditions of Participation, CMS billing regulations, provider licensure). Regularly participates in development of organization-wide plans, goals, and objectives as a member of administrative management group and various committees. Role models service excellence and standards of performance. Effectively demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of the organization on a daily basis.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Masterâ€™s Degree in Healthcare Administration preferred. Doctor of Law (J.D. from an accredited school of law) required. Admitted to the State of North Carolina Bar Association or eligible for admission. 10+ yearsâ€™ prior healthcare legal experience with an emphasis in corporate and regulatory affairs, particularly pertaining to fraud and abuse rules and regulations, business transactions, physician financial relationships, contract preparation and negotiation, risk management, government entity law and commercial law. 5+ years in a nationally recognized law firm, working on corporate matters, business transactions is required.
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