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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileClinical Contracting Attorney Candidate will have significant responsibility for the development of contracts primarily for University Health System and Universityâ€™s Schools of Medicine and Nursing related to community-based clinical, programmatic, and educational services and activities. Will include: 1) advising to ensure that all contractual arrangements are compliant with legal, regulatory and internal requirements; 2) facilitating and coordinating communication with and among internal business and legal stakeholders (e.g., legal counsel, risk management, corporate compliance, administrators, business managers, program directors and clinical leaders) to ensure appropriate internal review and input for each contract; 3) overseeing the contracting process efficiently from development through full execution; and 4) monitoring implemented contracts through periodic review and communication with the appropriate business-owner for the service. Collaborate with business team to develop contracts for clinical services, programmatic and educational services and activities, with a focus on ensuring that proposed services align with applicable legal and regulatory requirements and internal policies, standards and procedures. Review proposed services with business team and recommend alternatives as appropriate and necessary to reduce risk and align with applicable legal, regulatory and standards. Manage communication with counsel and/or administrative contacts at external parties regarding contract negotiation and finalization. Serve as the primary contracting liaison to the Office of Graduate Medical Education, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, Hospital Education and other offices and programs related to educational rotations, both outgoing and incoming, for House Staff and students in clinical training programs. Provide complex legal analysis of federal and state laws and regulations related to healthcare contracting. Continually acquire and maintain knowledge of the complex laws and regulations that impact the business units served and clinical service contracting. Consult with appropriate legal counsel to ensure services are compliant with current regulatory requirements. Coordinate the contracting process to maximize inclusion of applicable internal business stakeholders and clinicians in the development and review of contracts. Ensure contracts are reviewed periodically with the business owner and updated as necessary. Maintain appropriate documentation of contract development. Facilitate review of proposed rates for services by appropriate finance offices to ensure rates are fair market value and otherwise compliant with federal regulations. Review liability provisions with Clinical and Corporate Risk Management as appropriate and necessary.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD degree. Licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina. 3+ years of experience as an attorney. Knowledge of basic contract law principles; excellent written and oral communication skills; able to identify legal issues beyond scope of assigned work; customer-service oriented; ability to function as part of multiple teams.
Requisition Number: 401464440. Auto req ID: 103493BR
Duke University Health System
3701 Duke Medical Center
Durham, NC 27706