Kings Daughters 2201 Lexington Avenue Ashland Kentucky 41101 United States
Oct 09, 2018Full-time
Job Summary Under the direction of the Vice President of General Counsel, provides in-house legal counsel to the organization on matters relating to patient care delivery, risk management, human resources issues, medical staff, physician network services and business matters. Duties & Essential Functions Supports the preparation and coordination of contracts initiated by the organization, including those requested by Medical Practice Management. Assures that internal and external contracts entered into by the hospital are legally sound in accordance with federal and state laws. Reviews, as necessary, contracts prepared internally and externally. Represents the organization in negotiations with state or federal counsel or in court action. Keeps abreast and informs the Vice President of General Counsel of pertinent issues, changes or cases in health law. Participates in or coordinates special projects as assigned by the Vice President of General Counsel or Administration. Works closely and in a positive manner with the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing Development in advising on legal issues related to partnership structures, antitrust, and other planning issues or projects. Assists Risk Management on potential areas of litigation. Assists in the handling of personnel claims arising from alleged violation of EEO, affirmative action or other legal claims. Assists Human Resources on legal issues related to Benefits Administration. Keeps abreast of current managed care, hospital and physician legal requirements. Assists the Vice President of General Counsel on medical staff credentialing, bylaws, and management of quality/disciplinary issues. Education/License/Certification/Other Requirements Minimum requirement: Juris Doctor degree Active member of the Kentucky State Bar Association Preferred qualifications: Healthcare experience or related field Working Environment This job operates in a professional office environment routinely using standard office equipment such as computers. Occasionally requires travel to and from off-site locations The noise level in this position is usually low. Physical Demands Frequently required to maintain a stationary position behind a computer or while presenting to individuals or groups. Frequently required to move about throughout the Medical Center or while rounding. Constantly required to communicate with people electronically, telephonically and in-person requiring talking and hearing. Constantly required to operate a computer and telephone. Constantly required to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.