Corporate Counsel II

Brewer, ME
Full Time
Job #: 4729 Exp.: 9+ Years
Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, the Corporate Counsel II will support Northern Light Health and its Member Organizations on a variety of legal matters and projects related to the management and operation of a health care system by providing competent, timely legal advice and assistance informed by sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives of the organization.

Specific areas of responsibility include:
  • General healthcare law

General Areas of Responsibilities include:
  • Review/prepare contracts/leases and templates;
  • Patient decision making, informed consent and advance directives;
  • Privacy and security matters;
  • Medical staff matters;
  • Healthcare fraud and abuse matters;
  • Anti-trust;
  • Human subject research;
  • Real estate;
  • Third party reimbursement;
  • Risk management/compliance;
  • Federal and state tax matters, including exempt organization issues;
  • Advice on governance issues and operations;
  • Acquisitions or divestments;
  • Coordinate response to subpoenas;
  • Exempt organization issues;
  • 340B Drug Program

In addition, the Corporate Counsel II will:
  • Provide excellent client service.
  • Draft policies.
  • Use business and legal judgment to balance an appropriate level of risk against business needs in particular situations.
  • Supervise, work closely with, and actively direct outside counsel to ensure organizational goals are met.
  • Analyze legislation that impacts the organization and assist in responding to legislative and other inquiries. Advise administrators/department heads/chiefs of service of changes in law.
  • Participate in MHA and other activities to assist in policy development and to keep current with legal issues occurring in healthcare in Maine and nationally.
  • Provide in-service education on legal issues to management and staff as appropriate.
  • Drive legal costs to a minimum by assessing risk and through appropriate use of inside and outside counsel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:
  • Must have demonstrated substantive legal experience, including primary and independent responsibility for significant legal matters.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of and experience in the health care field as well as knowledge and experience working with health care related statutes and regulations.
  • Ability to accomplish assignments timely with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate and work with many disciplines, such as leadership, medical staff, financial management, state and federal officials, internal and external clients and other individuals and entities the organization interacts with.
  • Demonstrated organization, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated judgment and discretion.

Physical and Environmental Requirements
  • Normal office environment.
  • Some travel required.

Education and Experience:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and active license to practice law in Maine required.
  • Attorney II:3-9 plus years of experience required.

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