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Associate General Counsel The candidate will provide legal services, prepare and review legal documents, and provides in-service education on legal issues. Deals discreetly with a wide variety of sensitive, confidential information concerning system and care site legal affairs. Will represent multiple hospitals; will be called upon to assist other legal staff and/or facilities as the need arises. Act as initial contact for firm care sites, staff, outside counsel, and consultants in handling legal problems and questions, and ensures timely and efficient legal services are provided for all care sites. Provide legal services and prepares documents as necessary for transactions, including, but not limited to, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations with other health systems. Provide legal services and prepares contracts and other documents related to physician relationships, including employment agreements, income guarantees, and asset purchase agreements, to ensure compliance with System policies and guidelines. Serve as Secretary to the Front Range Board of Directors. Prepare and reviews a variety of legal documents associated with running acute care hospitals and related partnerships. Provide appropriate in-service education on legal issues, or arranges for such, as requested or needed. Retains and coordinates the timely provision of legal services for projects that require legal consultation. Assists, as requested, in representing Denver/Front Range care sites to courts, government agencies, etc. regarding complex legal problems and/or issues. Assist as requested, with the identification, investigation and resolution of Affiliate legal compliance issues. Accept and complete assignments to assist other legal staff and/or facilities as the need arises. Provide professional support and coverage for other members of the Legal Department, as requested.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.). A minimum of ten(10) years of experience in health care law, either in private legal practice or as in‑house counsel to a hospital or health system. Admission or eligibility for admission to the Colorado State Bar is preferred. Active bar license in at least one state is required. Expertise in Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act and related health care regulatory laws. Background in hospital operations preferred. Background in physician relationships required. Expertise and the ability to provide advice and counsel on legal activities related to major business transactions including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations with other health systems. Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting physician relationships (i.e., Medicare fraud & abuse and Stark) and restrictions on the activities of tax-exempt organizations (e.g., private inurement). Highly effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate directly and openly with diverse internal and external constituencies; strong negotiation skills; a committed listener. Collaborative leader who understands servant leadership. Awareness and ability to implement the principles of process improvement. Ability to balance operating requirements with compliance issues. Ability and desire to manage others effectively. Strong commitment to the traditions and values of the Catholic healthcare ministry. Ability to balance business decisions with these traditions and values.
Job Number: 18000983
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