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Chief Legal Officer

Company name

Iowa Clinic

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 08, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 21, 2020

Posted on

Apr 10, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

West Des Moines, IA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Chief Legal Officer
Duties: Leads the process for the development, implementation, administration and monitoring of the organization’s comprehensive risk management program including, but not limited to identifying and investigating potential risk situations or occurrences, developing business action plans to mitigate risks associated with overall or specific areas of medical practice, etc. Communicates effectively with appropriate senior administrative, physician and clinic management staff to assure compliance. Leads the process for the development, implementation, administration and monitoring of the organization’s compliance program including, but not limited to identifying and investigating potential risk situations or occurrences, developing business action plans to mitigate risks associated with overall or specific areas of HIPAA, OSHA and revenue cycle issues etc. Communicates effectively with appropriate senior administrative, physician and clinic management staff to assure compliance. Develops action plans to mitigate risks associated with medical practice including the overall organization as well as specific specialty practice areas. Participates with appropriate internal administrative departments in strategic and long-range risk management planning. Receives and manages claims, lawsuits and court orders. Works with outside legal counsel and the medical malpractice insurance carrier in investigating claims and developing defense strategies. Assists legal counsel in accessing clinic medical records, scheduling depositions, mediations and facilitating the discovery process involved with litigation. Receives and manages contracts clinic wide. Works with clinics in reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts, including drafting, revising and executing. Receives and manages payor contracts clinic wide. Works with CFO in reviewing and negotiating payor contracts, including drafting, revising and executing. Assures any settlements paid on behalf of a provider, or the resolution of litigation, are reported to the appropriate Clinic committees and Board of Directors, if applicable. Assures that reports to appropriate external Boards and the National Practitioners Data Bank have been completed to comply with federal law, as required. Assumes administrative representation/coordination role on the Risk Management Committee. Serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, Risk Management Committee and senior administrative/clinic management staff and physicians on risk management issues. Assumes administrative representation/coordination role on the Compliance Committee. Serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, and senior administrative/clinic management staff and physicians on risk management issues. Assumes a secondary administrative representation/coordination role on the Credentials Committee. Oversees the medical staff credentialing process. Serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors, and senior administrative/clinic management staff and physicians on risk management issues. Acts as liaison with the professional liability insurance carrier staff, defense counsel and physicians. Acts as liaison with the general liability insurance carrier staff, defense counsel and administration. Acts as liaison with the cyber liability insurance carrier staff, defense counsel and administration. Oversees the performance of, or performs, focused studies including, but not limited to studies of actual or suspected problems, outcome-oriented studies or individual case reviews. Develops and analyzes data regarding claims history and to identify trends of adverse outcomes, risk exposures, etc. Recommends corrective action if appropriate. Works closely with appropriate internal senior administrative staff in the review process for negotiation of medical liability insurance. Researches, analyzes and recommends/implements risk management initiatives to reduce overall costs and or exposure. Assumes accountability for enhancing own knowledge through professional associations, journals, workshops, in-services, etc. to pro-actively keep updated on quality and risk management issues. Maintains awareness of applicable laws and/or regulations and remains current on changes. Recognizes implications of applicable laws and/or regulations and implements or recommends courses of action to ensure compliance. Maintains awareness of own safety in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Maintains confidentiality of all corporate/physician financial and medical liability information. Promotes a positive, professional image of the organization both internally and externally. Promotes positive interpersonal relations and serves as a role model with all personnel.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Law degree and active license to practice in the state of Iowa required with emphasis in health care related law preferred. 5 years previous health law experience and extensive knowledge of medical liability law required. Risk management experience with physician practice groups preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Iowa Clinic
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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