Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. VUMC's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC is seeking a healthcare attorney experienced in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements on behalf of VUMC that relate to the hospitals, hospital based clinics, employer based clinics and other operations both on and off-campus. This position will carry the title of Division Counsel and will work directly with VUMC and within the Office of Legal Affairs, reporting to a Managing Counsel and the VUMC General Counsel.
The candidate must possess a minimum of 3-5 years' experience representing health care providers in negotiating with vendors and other healthcare providers for both goods and services. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in negotiating purchase agreements, professional services agreements and other agreements related to healthcare operations. Familiarity with fraud, waste and abuse (including anti-kickback, civil monetary penalty, Stark and similar regulations), HIPAA, and antitrust compliance is a prerequisite. The successful candidate will be a good negotiator with e xcellent oral and written communication skills and will have the ability to work independently within a dynamic, heavily regulated and fast paced environment. The ability to partner with a client to understand the client's needs and priorities and to develop practical solutions that are compliant with applicable legal concepts and regulations will be essential to success in this role. Excellent client management skills and the ability to prioritize competing demands and work within a team-oriented department will be necessary.
Negotiate and advise on legal aspects of contractual arrangements in a healthcare environment, with a focus on professional services, procurement and transaction documentation.
Contract form development, and develop general guidance and education on key contracting issues and alternative terms.
Assist in developing internal policies related to best practices for contract processing and maintenance.
Provide guidance and assistance to other colleagues in the Office of Legal Affairs in a highly collaborative and team oriented fashion.
JD degree from an ABA accredited law school.
Employment contingent upon State of Tennessee licensure or registration and receipt of In-House Counsel Practice Certificate. The successful candidate must also apply for and become licensed in the State of Tennessee within 12 months of employment.
Must have at least 3-5 years of healthcare related experience.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disea...se.
As the largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.
Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.