Associate General Counsel in Brentwood, TN at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 6/8/2020

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Job Description

Health Support Center

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Associate General Counsel provides legal guidance on hospital and affiliated entity matters and attends to other legal needs for the Health Support Center (HSC) while demonstrating the Core Values and the High Five Guiding Principles foundational to LifePoint. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.  
  • Responsible for legal services relating to the day-to-day operations of hospitals, surgery centers, hospital employed physicians, and the HSC's other operating divisions and facilities. The Associate General Counsel possesses a working knowledge of state and federal healthcare laws.
  • Coordinate with supervising attorney, as well as other Department attorneys and support staff, in providing legal guidance.
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems and develops strategies to avoid costly litigation and reduce potential areas of risk.
  • Participate as needed in acquisition or divestiture transactions, including on-boarding of new acquisitions and compiling due diligence materials for divestitures.   
  • Assist in the development of processes, templates, and training materials, and utilizing available technologies to improve and promote efficiency, consistency, and compliance with regulatory and business requirements.   
  • Collaborate closely with the Compliance Department to track and handle compliance related matters.  
  • Supervise and direct outside counsel retained on behalf of the Company or one or more of its affiliates regarding legal matters and manages outside counsel spend in accordance with the Department’s budget.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including those needed to discuss legal matters and decisions with Legal Department colleagues. 
  • Demonstrate excellent time management, professionalism and leadership skills, including those needed to manage and inspire confidence in Legal Department attorneys and staff.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Information:
  • Position serves both internal co-workers and external customers, clients, patients, 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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May manage 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.

Job Requirements

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 5-7 years’ experience preferably in a hospital/healthcare environment.

Licenses: Tennessee (TN) license to practice law.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.


Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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