Anticipates and mitigates potential legal problems and develops strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk. Identifies issues and utilizes strategic ability to react and formulate action plans.
Identifies opportunities for growth, consolidation, and planning, and reviews agreements and applicable law as necessary to formulate business and legal strategy, including recommendations for strategic real estate efficiency and cost savings opportunities.
Participates as needed in acquisition or divestiture transactions, including on-boarding of new acquisitions and compiling due diligence materials for divestitures.
Assists in the development of processes, templates, and training materials, utilizing available technologies to improve and promote efficiency, consistency, and compliance with regulatory and business requirements, and provides education and training updates to Hospitals, related entities, and HSC Departments.
Collaborates closely with and assists other attorneys and the Compliance Department to investigate potential compliance concerns and other issues to minimize risk to the Company.
Supervises and directs outside counsel retained on behalf of the Company or one or more of its subsidiaries or affiliates with regard to legal matters and manages outside counsel spend in accordance with the Department’s budget. Oversees other outside vendors such as appraisers and property managers.
Act as a critical liaison between the Legal Department, other departments at the HSC, and Hospital Group Leadership.
Possesses the ability to work efficiently, effectively and independently on significant and complex legal matters and Company projects and initiatives.
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, including those needed to discuss significant and complex legal matters and decisions with Company leadership.
Demonstrates excellent time management, professionalism, and leadership skills, including those needed to man-age and inspire confidence in Legal Department attorneys and staff and other colleagues.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Position serves co-workers, clients, contractors, and vendors.
Access to and/or works with sensitive and/or confidential information.
Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of healthcare regulatory and compliance (e.g., HIPAA). Skilled in the application of policies and procedures. Knowledge of Business Office Standards and Recommended Practices.
Manages the work of others, including planning, assigning, scheduling and reviewing work; ensures quality standards. May be responsible for hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.
Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree.
Experience: Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience, preferably in a hospital/healthcare environment.
Licenses: Tennessee (TN) license to practice law.
Skills and Abilities:
Business Mathematical Skills -- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and to draw and interpret graphs.
Advanced Computer Skills -- Routine use of electronic mail and computer systems. Ability to incorporate complex and complicated functions into documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations to support business objectives.
Complex Communication -- Frequently communicates complex information and interacts with management. Can present, resolve, and address delicate situations. Can motivate and persuade others.
Varied Business Problems -- Problems are varied and complex, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, general precedent and practices.
Department Specific -- Decisions impact the management and operations within a department. May contribute to business and operational decisions that affect the department.
Functional Independent Judgement -- Provides and sets goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices, and programs. Makes decisions for and/or resolves problems for others.
Project Planning/Organization -- Handle multiple projects simultaneously including task delegation, project over-sight, and resource allocation.