UNC Health Care System.
Description This attorney position reports jointly to the President of Rex Hospital and to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the UNC Health Care System (“UNCHCS”). In this in-house counsel role, the attorney will be responsible for providing legal advice and services in support of the operations of UNCHCS and its affiliated hospitals and entities. This attorney will be an employee of and working primarily in support of Rex Hospital, an affiliate of UNCHCS located in Raleigh, N.C. This attorney will be expected to spend the majority of her/his time at Rex Hospital but attend meetings at the UNCHCS legal office at the Medical Center in Chapel Hill.
Responsibilities may include:
Oversight and supervision of the legal work for and the legal team at Rex Hospital, in collaboration with the UNCHCS General Counsel.
Transactional support and contract negotiation:
Preparing, reviewing and negotiating documents for business transactions and physician agreements for Rex Hospital, incorporating State and federal health care regulatory requirements, as necessary.
Assisting in the formation and structuring of joint ventures and other subsidiary business ventures.
Preparing and reviewing other documents to assist the business and clinical functions of UNCHCS and its affiliates.
Advice and guidance:
Participating as a core member of Rex Hospital’s leadership team in considering business and strategic decisions for the organization.
Advising the Rex Hospital President and Board of Directors as needed.
Providing advice regarding relationships and transactions and contracts with hospitals, physicians, vendors, managed care companies, third-party payors, and employers.
Analyzing the impact and application of federal and state health care laws and regulations, including Stark, HIPAA, EMTALA, the Civil Monetary Penalties Law, fraud and abuse laws, and Medicare Conditions of Participation in connection with and in relation to the clinical, strategic, and business operations of UNCHCS and its affiliates.
Providing legal advice and counsel to administration and clinical staff regarding medical-legal matters, including, but not limited to, informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, credentialing, medical staff issues (including peer review), regulatory requirements, and standard of care issues.
Providing other legal advice and services in support of the operations of UNCHCS, as requested.
Policy development and procedural review:
Developing and reviewing policies and procedures for business and clinical functions.
Serving on committees and assisting in the formulation and implementation of policies and practices.
Qualifications Applicants must possess a degree from an accredited law school, strong academic credentials, and be licensed to practice law in North Carolina (or be eligible to seek admission to practice in North Carolina, with the expectation that admission will occur within the first year of employment).
The successful applicant must have at least ten years of relevant experience in a hospital setting, health care environment, or a law firm, where the majority of the applicant’s practice focused on the kinds of business, operational and legal issues facing a health care system.
Preferred experience includes working with physicians, working with academic medical centers, working with non-profit and/or public entities, and management/supervisory responsibilities.
Primary Location United States-North Carolina-Raleigh Department REXH-79130-Legal Services
Shift Day Job
UNC Health Care System.
Website : https://www.unchealthcare.org
The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. A distinguishing characteristic of UNC Health Care is its association with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution. This relationship gives UNC Health Care a powerful pathway for moving the results of biomedical research from medical school laboratories to patient care settings. UNC Health Care has been granted broad powers by the North Carolina General Assembly to assure its management flexibility and competitiveness in a rapidly changing health care business environment. The enterprise is governed by a board of directors appointed by the University of North Carolina.