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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileSenior Counsel The candidate will advise and counsel regarding transactional matters, including negotiating, drafting, and interpreting contracts. Will interpret and consult on state and federal healthcare laws and regulations. Act as the primary legal liaison to the Compliance department. Report to the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel as requested on all legal matters regarding company. Manage and serve as a legal advisor and consultant regarding business, health care regulatory, HIPAA, federal and state physician self-referral laws, hospital, medical group, compliance, managed care, billing, and administrative issues in coordination with other legal counsel and paralegals within the Legal department. Confer with and update the VP / Deputy General Counsel on all activities within the business group, act independently in the management of projects, supervise others working on business transactions for the hospital(s), medical group, advise hospital leadership, advise on all HIPAA matters for the IDN, serve as a resource for resolving complex medical/legal issues and play an extensive role in the drafting of legal documents. Also responsible for directly handling complex legal matters and/or large-scale, high-risk projects. Contribute to and help implement the strategic initiatives of the IDN and be a member of the Legal Department's core leadership team. Assist Privacy, Quality, Risk Management, Compliance, company Medical Group, the hospitals, the health plan, and other company entities in complying with codes, laws, rules, and regulations concerning patient care and safety, including those mandated by state and federal agencies, and investigation activities of federal, state, and local authorities. Assist with implementation of relevant statutes and regulations including mandated mechanisms of monitoring. Assist in analyzing insurance requirements for all contract exposures. Direct activities of associates in the investigation and management of potential risks and subject insurance claims. Select and monitor outside legal counsel as required. Implement new contracting review policy and creates document management system. Provide legal opinions and consultation to administration and departments regarding laws and regulations, hospital policy and procedures, employment and ethics issues. Responsible for providing opinions, drafting and reviewing contracts, policies and procedures, responding to attorney inquiries, supporting complex transactions, advising on healthcare regulatory matters and tax matters, etc. Supervise the staff in a manner that causes staff to provide high quality service to internal client units. Review the work product of the paralegals as assigned. Review complex contracts and provide guidance to contract managers. Research and assist in the development and implementation of entity, departmental, and corporation policies and procedures. Assist with selecting and utilizing consulting services, brokers, and/or carriers as needed to manage risk modification and transfer processes. Support the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel in other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a J.D. degree. Membership of the Florida Bar preferred and may be required. Florida Bar Board Certification in Health Law preferred. Must have 5+ years of legal experience in healthcare related field and/or compliance or regulatory programs. Should preferably have 3-5 years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience in contract review and drafting required. Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare risk management statutes and rules desired. Healthcare Compliance experience and/or certification preferred. Demonstrated experience with regulations relating to Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, Medicaid, and Medicare an asset.
Application Deadline: March 12, 2018.
Health First, Inc.
6450 US Highway 1
Rockledge, FL 32955