Contracts Attorney

St. Charles Health SystemtypePlace, New jerseyFull TimeOn Site


Wage Update: St. Charles Health System is excited to announce that we are increasing our minimum wage to $18.00/hour effective October 31, 2021. Pay ranges are currently in process of being updated and may be higher than the range reflected below.
Typical pay range - $45.69 - $63.08
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Contracts Attorney
REPORTS TO POSITION: Vice President of Legal Affairs
DEPARTMENT: Legal Department
DATE LAST REVIEWED: October 2021
OUR VISION: Creating America’s healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Legal Department provides advice, counsel and support to the St. Charles Health System (St. Charles) on legal matters. The department responds to questions about legal rights and responsibilities, negotiates and manages a large volume of organizational contracts on behalf of the health system, manages claims and suits filed against the health system and its providers and caregivers, facilitates the grievance response process, and provides other services to mitigate the legal risk faced by the health system.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The St. Charles Contracts Attorney drafts and reviews contracts for the health system and provides such other legal services and support as are needed to ensure St. Charles complies with regulatory requirements in contracting and policy development. The position also serves as backup on other operational/healthcare/litigation legal issues that arise, as directed by the VP of Legal Affairs. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Develops and maintains an in-depth knowledge of legal and regulatory principles, practices, standards and techniques pertaining to St. Charles and health care.
Drafts, reviews, negotiates, implements and manages contracts relevant to St. Charles’ business and operations, including, without limitation, organizational agreements, software agreements, lease agreements, property agreements, employment agreements, medical director contracts, service agreements, and purchase agreements.
Drafts and reviews St. Charles policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Maintains knowledge and informs management of current regulations impacting St. Charles business practices and relationships.
Assists in researching, guiding, educating and coaching the organization on risk management, patient rights and health care law to mitigate risk to St. Charles.
Coordinates the interpretation and delivery of subpoenas, court orders, and other legal documents received by St. Charles.
Participates in various meetings through the health system, offering advice and counsel to meeting attendees on legal matters, as they arise.
Responds to calls and other communications from outside attorneys on various legal matters and questions.
Listens attentively and responds respectfully and promptly to caregivers, patients and others who have legal concerns or questions.
Provides legal research and analysis.
Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
EDUCATION:

Required: Law degree
Preferred: N/A
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:
Required: Licensed with the Oregon state bar or able to waive into the Oregon bar within 1 year.
Preferred: N/A

EXPERIENCE:
Required: Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a lawyer.
Preferred: Experience in health care law, healthcare contracting, business contracting, litigation, and employment law.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Location: Position may be 100% REMOTE
Skills:
Position Specific:
Knowledge of health care law, contracting law, real property law, Stark/AKB law, Joint Commission and IRS nonprofit regulations.
Ability to learn and apply basic computer skills including locating and opening documents, completing forms, opening and sending e-mail messages.
Maintains a constant awareness of the legal aspects of position and demonstrates this awareness in decisions and communications.
General:
Communication/Interpersonal
Demonstrates St. Charles values of Accountability, Caring and Teamwork in every interaction.
Has excellent communication skills and an ability to interact with a diverse population.
Has strong writing, team working and collaborative skills.
Has an ability to reach consensus with a diverse population with differing needs.
Has an ability to build consensus among health care professionals and agencies in order to achieve expected results.
Has an ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Organizational
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Excellent organizational skills,
Excellent writing, speaking, and customer service skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Computer
If remote, must have fully secure internet access and equipment, including webcam, and home/work office space that is secure and private to maintain attorney client privilege, and without unreasonable home distractions.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10 pounds, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
No Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
40
Caregiver Type:
Regular
Shift:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Yes
Job Family:
ATTORNEY
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Monday-Friday
Shift Start & End Time:
0800 to 1700

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