Description:

Job Summary
Provides legal advice and counsel to the Connections Health Solutions organization in support of business activities and transactions. Researches and interprets existing laws and regulations and anticipated changes to laws to guide informed decisions and reduce risk. Prepares and reviews various agreements, contracts, and other legal documents. As needed, represents the organization in litigation, negotiations, and other matters where legal counsel is required.

Essential Functions
  • Provides expert legal services to subsidiaries and departments, and/or performs special legal assignments of major importance in a highly complex corporate and regulatory environment
  • Works closely with senior executive officers, leadership team and management to advise them on changes in laws and regulations, evaluates their impact, and develop positions on such changes
  • Provides support for real estate transactions and issues, including negotiating and drafting design, build and construction agreements, leases, real estate purchase agreements, and other real estate documents and transaction documents
  • Provides support to the contracting department as needed on complex contracts, contracting disputes, and development of contracting tools
  • Provides support to the risk management department as needed on claims and litigation management
  • Provides internal support for legal proceedings including in-depth understanding of the organization’s operations and both internal and external relationships/contracts
  • Prepares and files, as appropriate, documents for the formation and operation of business entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, etc.
  • Selects, negotiates, monitors, and evaluates external counsel along with associated costs; outsourced matters are limited to specialized areas such as medical malpractice, worker's compensation hearings, judicial commitments, collection actions, labor and employment law action, garnishment actions, benefit plan administration, document preparation or other areas as might be directed by the CEO
  • Provides legal direction regarding transactional structuring, document preparation and negotiation/communication related to acquisitions, joint ventures, operating agreements, and divestitures

Supervisory Responsibilities
Direct Reporting:
None

Supervisory Functions:
None

Position Specifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with current, unrestricted license in (any specific state?)
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience, preferably at least 3 of those serving as in-house counsel
  • Extensive experience in healthcare law and specific expertise in working with large systems including hospital networks and/or Accountable Care Organizations

Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Demands
  • Occasionally required to stand
  • Occasionally required to walk
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Frequently required to use hands
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to lift/push light weights (less than 25 pounds)
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral, depth, and ability to adjust or focus

Competencies
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Effective Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Consistently at work and on time; Ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Visionary Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others. Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Work Environment
  • Typical office environment.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers
  • Travel to company subsidiaries may be necessary.
  • Possible exposure to blood, body fluid or tissues; cuts or sticks by needles or other sharps; to fumes or airborne particles; or to toxic or caustic chemicals