Pharmacy & Other Regulatory Attorney / Division Counsel
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
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VUMC is seeking an attorney with experience advising and providing legal support to pharmacies or entities operating or managing retail, mail-order or clinical pharmacies, including expertise in licensure, negotiation of pharmacy benefit management contracts, federal and state fraud, waste and abuse laws, Medicare Part D and Medicaid regulations and conditions of participation, and 340B Drug Pricing Program eligibility and operational requirements and related regulations. This position will carry the title of Division Counsel and will work within the Office of Legal Affairs, reporting to a Managing Counsel and the VUMC General Counsel.
Candidates must possess a minimum of seven (7) yearsâ experience providing legal advice and assistance to pharmacies, a company operating pharmacies, or a company supporting the operation of pharmacies. The ideal candidate will have worked with or for clinical, retail, mail-order, contract and specialty pharmacies and will have extensive experience with pharmacy licensure and operational regulations, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) contracts, pharmaceutical manufacturer rebate agreements, pharmaceutical wholesaler agreements, and secondary pharmaceutical supplier agreements. Preference will be given to candidates with experience advising disproportionate share hospital (DSH), childrenâs hospitals, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees and hemophilia treatment centers regarding compliance with 340B Drug Pricing Program regulations and preparing for and responding to HRSA and drug manufacturer audits. Experience managing or responding to pharmacy board and other government agency investigations or audits is also desirable. The successful candidate will be a good negotiator with excellent oral and written communication skills and will have the ability to work independently within a dynamic and fast paced environment. Excellent client management skills and the ability to prioritize competing demands will be necessary.
Draft, negotiate, review and advise on pharmacy business contracts and grants, including 340B contracts and grants, specialty pharmacy contracts, contract pharmacy contracts, PBM contracts, pharmaceutical manufacturer rebate agreements, pharmaceutical wholesaler agreements, secondary pharmaceutical supplier agreements and other business contracts;
Advise and provide compliance support to VUMCâs pharmacies and 340B Program entities related to 340B Program regulations and requirements;
Counsel on all aspects of compliance with all relevant federal and state laws and regulations and pharmacy board regulations and opinions related to clinical, retail, specialty, contract and mail-order pharmacy operations, including purchase and distribution of pharmaceuticals, pharmacist and pharmacy tech licensure and scope of practice, and business operations;
Â· Provide risk assessments and legal advice regarding compliance with health care regulations, including federal and state fraud, waste and abuse laws and state and federal laws and regulations related to protected health information and personally identifiable information;
Â· Monitor changes in relevant regulatory areas and provide education on those changes to business and operational personnel and compliance and legal affairs teams;
Â· Advise on managed care, PBM, Medicare and Medicaid (TennCare) contracting and payment issues, enrollment requirements, and conditions of participation;
Â· Provide guidance and assistance to other colleagues in the Office of Legal Affairs in a highly collaborative and team-oriented fashion.
Â· JD degree from an ABA accredited law school.
Â· Must have at least 5-7 years of directly applicable experience.
Â· Employment contingent upon State of Tennessee licensure or registration and receipt of In-House Counsel Practice Certificate. The successful candidate must also apply for and become licensed in the State of Tennessee within 12 months of employment or, if earlier, the date required under applicable rules of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a comprehensive health care facility dedicated to patient care, research, and biomedical education. Our reputation for excellence in these areas has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South. Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the Southeast choose Vanderbilt University Medical Center for their health care because of o...ur leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.The mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.