Assistant General Counsel – Contracts

Jackson General Hospital
Posted Feb 03
Full Time
Morgantown, West Virginia

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The Assistant General Counsel (Contracts) is responsible for assisting the Associate General Counsel (Contracts) (AGC) in all functions of the contracting responsibilities for and on behalf of West Virginia United Health System, Inc., and its member organizations, including the physician practice plans associated with the WVU School of Medicine, WVUHS Medical Group, and other affiliated organizations as necessary. More specifically, the Assistant General Counsel (Contracts) will assist in the creation, review, negotiating, and editing of contracts and other forms of agreements, and will provide legal advice and guidance to internal customers regarding various contracting documents such as leases, affiliation agreements, professional services agreements, clinical trial agreements, facility use agreements, and similar contracting and documentation of arrangements. The Assistant General Counsel (Contracts) is also responsible for other day-to-day duties as assigned by the AGC (Contracts).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

  • Juris Doctor
  • West Virginia Bar membership or eligibility.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least three (3) years of substantial experience in a law firm or in-house legal department with substantive experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and other instruments documenting arrangements and transactions between parties.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides assistance and back-up coverage for the AGC in the performance of the AGC’s responsibilities.
  • Maintains an ongoing understanding of matters in which the AGC is involved so as to be capable of providing legal guidance in the AGC’s absence.
  • Stays current on trends in the law and, particularly, fraud and abuse, Stark, compliance, regulatory, and related matters.
  • Provides day-to-day legal advice to internal customers regarding contracting matters
  • Is knowledgeable of legal trends and standards which regulate health care facilities and patient care and work to ensure compliance with these standards.
  • Provides advice regarding compliance with Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, Stark, and tax exemption.
  • Updates and revises articles of incorporation, bylaws, and related documents.
  • Provides advice regarding the development of policies and procedures.
  • Responds in a timely manner to requests for advice or information per department policy.
  • Prepares and reviews contracts and/or agreements with outside agencies or organizations.
  • Participates in meeting the goals and objectives of the department to ensure that the department contributes to the attainment of such organizations’ goals and objectives.
  • Promotes and contributes positively to the team work of the department by volunteering to assist co-workers, contributing ideas and problem solving with coworkers.
  • Participates in planning and implementing change and maintaining and improving productivity through attendance and participation in staff meetings, task forces, projects and discussions.
  • Diligently and in a responsible and timely manner pursues and addresses legal needs of such organizations as they arise.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • General office environment.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to work under stress and with short deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems in a timely and practical fashion
  • Knowledge of litigation process and procedures
  • Knowledge of the general operations of corporations, limited liability companies, and joint ventures
  • Knowledge of academic medical center operations preferred
  • Ability to communicate and interact with administration, department heads, medical staff and other hospital personnel.

Additional Job Description:

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

United States of America (Exempt)

Company:

SYSTEM West Virginia University Health System

Cost Center:

509 SYSTEM Legal Services

Address:

1240 Suncrest Towne Centre

Morgantown

West Virginia