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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileAssistant General Counsel Duties: Works collaboratively with the Regional General Counsel Missouri and Illinois and System Legal Affairs staff to ensure operations comply with relevant law, ethical business practices, and mission and values. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, Corporate Responsibility Program, Code of Ethics, and relevant Policies and Procedures to ensure actions are consistent with mission and values as well as organizational and professional ethical requirements. Performs tasks on major issues as requested by General Counsel. Performs other duties and tasks as requested by the Regional General Counsel Missouri and Illinois and Regional/Entity Presidents and Vice Presidents. Oversees and manages legal affairs for the Missouri and Illinois regions and their operating entities, including advising and educating management on legal matters; providing advice and counsel to all regional entities on regulatory, compliance, and other legal matters; and communicating legal issues affecting the operations of the regions, including applicable law and regulatory matters. Understands the legal structure, operating structure, and finance structure of the Missouri and Illinois regions, analyzes current or planned activities within those structures, and identifies and directly oversees legal work affecting the Missouri and Illinois regions and/or their operating entities. Negotiates arrangements for the provision of legal services by retained outside counsel, including description of the scope of work and fee arrangements, and ensures that the region receives value for its expenditures for legal services by monitoring the work performed by retained outside counsel for quality, efficiency, performance and results. Develops internal policies and procedures for the Missouri and regions. Provides direct oversight on major regional activities that have legal implications, including collaborations and legal efforts related to mergers and acquisitions. Provides advice on legal issues affecting the Missouri and Illinois region including, but not limited to, risk management, regulatory, compliance, patient safety and quality, provider-based requirements, licensing, billing, corporate governance, litigation, medical group legal issues, and medical staff legal issues. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Corporate Responsibility Program, Code of Ethics, and relevant policies and procedures to ensure actions and legal advice are consistent with the law, mission and values, and organizational and ethical requirements.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Completion of a JD Degree from an accredited law school (health law focus preferred). Licensed to practice law in Missouri and a member in good standing of the Missouri Bar. 10+ years’ experience either in-house and/or at a law firm advising clients in the areas of health care law and regulations. In-depth knowledge of health care and provider operations, health care regulation and compliance, Fraud and Abuse, False Claims Act, and the accreditation standards. Utmost discretion in maintaining appropriate confidentiality, as well as knowledge of attorney-client privilege. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to manage a significant work load, prioritize projects appropriately, and work independently. Ability to type with speed and accuracy. Ability to use a personal computer and possession of advanced skills in the latest software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync and Adobe Acrobat. Preferred: Dual licensure in both Missouri and Illinois desirable. Experience working with non-profit health systems strongly desired.
SSM Health Care
477 North Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63141