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Assistant General Counsel (Hybrid - Portland, ME)

at Martin's Point Health Care in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Join Martin’s Point Health Care – an innovative, not-for-profit health care organization offering care and coverage to the people of Maine and beyond. As a joined force of “people caring for people,” Martin’s Point employees are on a mission to transform our health care system while creating a healthier community. Martin’s Point employees enjoy an organizational culture of trust and respect, where our values – taking care of ourselves and others, continuous learning, helping each other, and having fun – are brought to life every day. Join us and find out for yourself why Martin’s Point has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” since 2015.

Position Summary The Assistant General Counsel reports to and will be supervised by the Associate General Counsel, with support from the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Conducts legal research, drafts and reviews contracts and other legal documents, and provides practical guidance to mitigate risk and to support achievement of organizational goals and objectives. Responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, providing regulatory analysis, presenting clear recommendations, drafting key documents, and supporting complex corporate initiatives.

This position offers a hybrid work schedule, based at our location in Portland, ME.

Job Description

Key Outcomes:

Practical Legal Advice in Support of Business Activities and Initiatives

+ Performs a wide variety of legal tasks to support achievement of organizational goals and objectives, including but not limited to contract drafting and negotiation, statutory and regulatory research and interpretation, and review of policies and procedures;

+ Researches a broad range of healthcare laws and regulations to understand, communicate, and manage risk, including federal and state laws and regulations affecting the licensing, certification and operation of healthcare facilities; Medicare Advantage, US Family Health Plan, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback laws;

+ Monitors potential changes in applicable laws and regulations, communicates changes to affected teams, and supports resulting implementation projects;

+ Drafts, negotiates and reviews contracts and related documents, including provider agreements, vendor agreements, and confidentiality and business associate agreements; and

+ Provides support for litigation matters, including document collection and review.

Collaboration and Partnering in Support of Enterprise Functions

+ Supports Compliance Department and Privacy Officer on regulatory interpretation and legal issues, including assisting with investigations and audits as needed;

+ Provides wide range of legal support and advice to enterprise shared service teams, including internal audit, finance, human resources, communications, and information technology team in support of organizational projects and change management activities;

+ Assists with corporate initiatives, including enterprise risk management processes, information security initiatives, and corporate (human resources or finance) audits;

+ Coordinates with outside counsel and consultants.

Education/Experience

+ 1-3 years of law firm or in-house counsel experience in healthcare law or related field

+ Experience conducting regulatory research and interpretation required

+ Experience with federal healthcare payer programs preferred

+ Experience with the provision of healthcare services preferred

+ Experience with litigation preferred

Required License(s) and/or Certification(s):

+ JD from an accredited institution

+ Admitted to the practice of law in at least one state of the United States

Skills/Knowledge/Competencies (Behaviors):

+ Smart, hardworking, and ability to build positive and trusting business relationships;

+ Excellent legal research and writing skills;

+ Outstanding drafting and written and verbal communication skills;

+ Strong organizational and prioritization skills; ability to manage multiple priorities effectively;

+ Skill and self-motivation to solve problems independently accompanied by willingness to work as a collaborative team member;

+ Ability to partner with and collaborate effectively with associates in different business areas;

+ Ability to influence peers at all levels;

+ Willingness to engage in continual learning and development, including management skills.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Do you have a question about careers at Martin’s Point Health Care? Contact us at: jobinquiries@martinspoint.org Martin’s Point Health Care is a progressive, not-for-profit organization providing care and coverage to the people of Maine and beyond. The organization operates six primary care health care centers in Maine and New Hampshire, accepting most major insurance plans. Martin’s Point also administers two health plans: Generations Advantage (Medicare Advantage plans available throughout Maine and New Hampshire), and the US Family Health Plan (TRICARE Prime® plan for active-duty and retired military families in northern New England, upstate New York, and western Pennsylvania). For more information, visit https://careers.martinspoint.org . To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC260091306

Posted On: May 19, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

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