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Associate Counsel, Commercial Contracts

New York, NY
Full Time
Job #: 48981 Exp.: 3+ Years
Come join the largest public hospital system in the nation! Every day, we work together to make an extraordinary difference in the health and well-being of each individual we serve – without exception. Join our team and help us create a positive human experience.

NY Health + Hospitals provides essential inpatient, outpatient, and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year in more than allocations across the city’s five boroughs.

The Office of Legal Affairs is seeking a lawyer for the position of Associate Counsel to work in a dynamic environment as in-house counsel within NYC Health + Hospitals’ Supply Chain Services group, the system’s centralized procurement department. Supply Chain Services contracts for goods, services, software, pharmaceuticals, consultants, affiliations, staffing, and construction on an enterprise-wide basis for NYC Health +Hospitals’ eleven acute hospitals, six long-term care facilities, numerous clinics, correctional health services, 45,000 staff, and an annual spend of approximately $1.5 billion.

The attorney will be responsible for ensuring that contracts meet all of the system’s legal, internal operating procedure, and operational obligations in collaboration with internal stakeholders.

Knowledge of the following will be beneficial to the candidate: HIPAA, New York State labor laws, CMS regulations, anti-kickback laws, FOIL, and vendor diversity requirements (e.g. NYS Executive Law Article 15-A).

The attorney may also conduct legal research, contract negotiations, drafting of policy, assistance with audits, project management and development of standard processes within Supply Chain Services.

The successful candidate will have a strong sense of ownership, excellent inter-personal, writing, analytical and problem-solving skills, and be interested in playing a meaningful role in the operation of a large, integrated healthcare delivery system through the performance of legal transactional work.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and LL Bar JD from an accredited School of Law; and admission to New York State Bar; and
  • Three (3) years of experience and background int he practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts, real estate, labor relations, labor law and employee relations, or
  • Two (2) years of experience and background in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts, real estate, labor relations, employment law and employee relations, with two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a professional or managerial capacity in respective fields applicable to the general body of law, specialties or practice.

Department Preferences
  • Transactional experience.
  • In-house experience and specialized knowledge and experience with commercial contracting in a healthcare environment.

Experience: In-house with commercial contracting in a healthcare: 3 years (Preferred)

Education: Doctorate (Required)

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