Director Legal Services

Lewiston, ME
Full Time
Practice Areas: Health Care Regulatory Job #: 27379 Exp.: 7+ Years
The Director of Legal Services – Regulatory serves as a subject matter expert on fraud and abuse, antitrust, privacy, medical staff governance and other related health care matters while assisting the CMH General Counsel on litigation management, provider alignment and mergers and acquisitions within the organization.

Essential Duties:
  • Serves as a content matter expert on fraud and abuse, antitrust, privacy, medical staff governance and other related matters within the organization.
  • Assists the CMH General Counsel on litigation management, provider alignment, mergers and acquisitions and other strategy based initiatives.
  • Coordinates due diligence on transactions with other colleagues and outside counsel, as assigned.
  • Works cross functionally with the Director of Legal Services – Contracting, Director of Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer on federal and state regulatory analysis.
  • Follows up consistently on open or overdue requests for legal services.
  • Redlines all draft agreements in accordance with legal/regulatory requirements and in accordance with the best interests of CMH.
  • Meets with CMH end-users & customers to determine their objectives relating to provider alignment and other strategic priorities.
  • Maintains current competencies in areas of healthcare or related law and regulatory matters as assigned.
  • Engages in continuing legal education opportunities specific to healthcare.
  • Collaborates with Compliance to advise stakeholders on regulatory compliance and best practices.
  • Reviews contract templates for repeat transactions for regulatory compliance and best practices.
  • Develops an ongoing target list of cost reduction, process improvement, risk reduction, or regulatory compliance opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and experience:
Degree: Juris Doctorate
Minimum Experience: 7 years of legal experience with at least 5 years of healthcare regulatory experience.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Engages patients and team members utilizing the CMH Experience Standards;
  • I am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental environment
  • I am actively listening and seeking information
  • I am honest, truthful, and consistent
  • I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and empathy
  • I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and ownership when appropriate
  • I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork
  • Serves as the champion of the patient and team member experience by providing an A+ experience to every patient, every day.
  • Advanced computer knowledge Excel, Word, & MS Outlook; intermediate knowledge in Access environment.
  • Ability to prioritize workload independently and supervise the legal services staff

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