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Legal Services Director

Company: Broadlawns Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

TheBroadlawns Medical Centercampus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, inpatient and outpatient mental health, crisis team, and community-based behavioral support services. Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to healthcare and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model.We are a safety net hospital and our Patients are ourNorth Star!With a dedicated staff of over 160 physicians and 1,600 employees,Broadlawns Medical Centerensures that our community has access to high quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost-effective. We provide our employees atop-rated benefits package, supportive work culture, andmore!Legal Services DirectorThe Legal Services Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Legal Services Director oversees, drafts, negotiates, reviews, supports and/or evaluates all BMC contractual agreements with other organizations, vendors and providers. Director is responsible for managing the BMC malpractice and liability insurance programs. Provides advice and support to BMC Human Resources, Service Line Leadership and other staff on legal issues.DutiesGeneral Legal Matters (45%) -

  • Advises on general legal affairs of BMC operations including healthcare regulatory matters, commercial and business transactions, hospital strategic planning, operational challenges, organizational structure, and credentialing and licensing.
  • Partners with Executive Leadership Team and provides guidance.
  • Provides guidance on merger and acquisition issues and process including - negotiations, due diligence, and transition.
  • Reviews general legal matters including guardianships and subpoenas.
  • Liaison with outside legal firms when additional legal support is needed on administrative issues.
  • Maintain knowledgeable of new laws and regulations related to contracts and/or employment that may affect BMC, and proactively communicates recommendations.
  • Work with Marketing & Foundation department supervisory staff on grant review for cost effectiveness; in-kind contributions; reporting requirements, exit plan and contract language.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.Contract Review (25%) -
    • Negotiates, drafts, reviews and/or provides legal guidance on contracts and provides legal guidance.
    • Independently reviews all non-standard contracts including: Employment Agreements, Physician Contract Agreements, and Provider Agreements.
    • Reviews and make recommendations on building and equipment lease/purchase agreements.
    • Collaborate with Budget & Reimbursement department to ensure cost effectiveness of contracts.Risk Management/Malpractice (20%) -
      • Oversight and litigation management over all legal proceedings.
      • Manages BMC's insurance risk program including completing annual applications for all insurance coverage; acts as liaison with BMC, insurance agent/broker and insurance companies.
      • Makes recommendations on insurance policies and potential settlement agreements to administrative staff.
      • Ensures providers are consistently appropriately covered under malpractice insurance policies
      • Ensures BMC has adequate and cost effective coverage of all material risks
      • Maintain electronic files and master list for contracts reviewed and insurance risk contracts.
        • Participate in management meetings and review of worker's compensation program.Compliance (10%) -
          • Develops, reviews and oversees policies and procedures related to compliance and administration.
          • Investigates HIPAA concerns and recommends appropriate action.
          • Provide support to BMC Human Resources the areas of legal compliance and review as needed.
          • Embrace and support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
          • Ensure BMC bylaws are in compliance and regularly reviewed; make recommendations on changes.Qualifications
            • Juris Doctorate degree from accredited school
            • Good standing with the Iowa Bar Association
            • 5+ years Contract Management experience
            • Working knowledge of administrative law and proceduresBenefits (FT/PT)
              • Retirement - IPERS
              • Education Assistance
              • Employee Health & Wellness
              • PTO
              • Free Parking
              • Health Insurance
              • Supplemental Insurance
              • 529 College Savings Plan
              • And more!Broadlawns Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity EmployerRead Carefully: This application shall remain active for 90 days. After 90 days, if you are still interested in employment at Broadlawns Medical Center, you must fill out a new application.I hereby certify that the information given by me in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand and agree that any false information, misrepresentation or omission of facts in this application and the application process may be justification for refusal to hire, or immediate termination of employment without recourse. I further understand and agree that all information furnished in this application and the application process may be verified by BMC. I further understand and agree BMC may complete a full reference and background screening of me.I authorize all employers, schools, persons and organizations, having relevant information and knowledge of my employment, work habits, character and any criminal or other relevant record, to provide it to Broadlawns Medical Center or its duly authorized representative for its use in deciding whether or not to offer me employment and specifically waive any required written notification. I hereby release such employers, schools, persons, organizations and Broadlawns Medical Center from all liability for any claims or damage which may result.I further understand that nothing contained in this employment application or in the granting of an interview is intended to create an employment contract between Broadlawns Medical Center and me for either employment or for the providing of any benefit. If an employment relationship is established, I agree to comply with the rules and regulations of Broadlawns Medical Center and further understand and agree that my employment and compensation can be terminated at any time, with or without cause or notice, at the option of either Broadlawns Medical Center or me.Further, if offered a position with Broadlawns Medical Center, I also agree to submit to a medical history and physical examination, which includes drug testing, provided by Broadlawns Medical Center and understand that my appointment is conditional on satisfactorily passing the examination prior to being placed on the job. I understand that I will be responsible for providing BMC proof of MMR (Measles, Mumps, rubella) immunity and/or immunization records at my expense prior to beginning my employment.BMC seeks to provide a healthy, comfortable, and productive work and health care environment. In the event I am hired as an employee of BMC, I acknowledge and agree to abide by the BMC's "Tobacco Free Environment" Policy. I understand that smoking or any tobacco use is strictly prohibited anywhere on the BMC campuses or vehicles.IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986:To comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if you are hired, you will be required to provide documents to establish your identity and your authorization to be employed in the United States. Such documents will be required within the first three (3) business days following your hire, or upon your first work day if your employment period will be less than three (3) days.A PHOTOCOPY OF THIS ASSIGNMENT IS TO BE CONSIDERED AS VALID AS THE ORIGINAL.In signing this form, I certify that I understand all the questions and statements in this application.

Keywords: Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines , Legal Services Director, Executive , Des Moines, Iowa

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