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Associate General Counsel

Location:  Office Park (1711) 
Requisition #:  32863

JOB SUMMARY

Provides healthcare law support in the areas of regulatory law and business and professional contracting with an emphasis on either major provider agreements, managed care, physician contracting and regulated transactions or device manufacturing, license agreements, intellectual property, and supply contracts.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor degree

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia

EXPERIENCE*

  • 4 years of experience in practicing law, with 4 years in healthcare including significant contracting responsibility
  • Experience in healthcare law and business

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in a particular area of law applicable to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Knowledge of employment law, professional staff issues, FDA regulations, and physician contracting
  • Academic research

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Ability to counsel client departments in matters of contract negotiation, drafting and performance, and other areas of law
  • Must be able to facilitate lawful resolutions and solutions to business, regulatory, and professional issues
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Focus on timeliness and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to understand and focus on business goals

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Provides counsel to system leaders and client departments. 
  2. Structures agreements between and among affiliates which support the services and functions of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and affiliated companies.
  3. Adapts professional staff and other documents to changes in regulations, laws, and client practices relating to hospital administration and professional matters. 
  4. Represents client departments in negotiations and meetings.
  5. Provides legal guidance, research, review analysis, and advice regarding all contractual issues presented by client departments.
  6. Adapts contract templates and existing agreements to changes in regulations and laws relating to healthcare services and professional agreements.
  7. Assists in presenting contract in-service training with the support and assistance of staff and learning systems.
  8. Works with client departments to institute individual contracting responsibility programs unique to the needs of each department.
  9. Works with outside counsel as assigned by General Counsel.
  10. Strives to improve internal legal systems and processes.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Not Present

Climbing - Not Present

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1711 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Legal/Compliance - Legal


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Pediatric, Healthcare