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Years of Experience
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ProfileExecutive Director & Legal Counsel Duties: Provides legal advice and services to Health System, including the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Leadership Team and Hospital/Division Presidents in accordance with federal and state law. Part of Leadership and provides counsel for all business units of the system. Reports directly to the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Legal advice and services may also include reviewing and drafting of healthcare related contracts; HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule advice, formation of business entities, including networks of providers, and advising on the application to fraud and abuse, civil monetary penalties, antitrust, licensure, tax exemption, reimbursements, and Stark laws to healthcare transactions and contracts with providers.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be a college graduate and possess a J.D. from an accredited law school. Must be a member in good standing with the Georgia State Bar. 5-10 years of significant legal experience, including 5+ years of healthcare experience. Experience in a health care system, large corporation, and/or major law firm, including primary and independent responsibility for significant transactions and governance support is preferred. Experience with and knowledge of the unique issues of a large integrated non-profit health system is required. Must demonstrate effective leadership and management skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft legal documents and correspondence and translate legal complexities into terms readily understood by senior leadership, management, and operations staff. Must be able to respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers and business community while adhering to internal compliance policies and required state and federal regulations. Ability to provide legal advice in plain language and in a collaborative manner. Working knowledge of Westlaw, Microsoft Office, and other legal support technologies.
Job ID 2018-9463
WellStar Health System
805 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066