DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita, Inc., a Fortune 200® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad.
Nephrology Practice Solutions (NPS, and collectively with DaVita, referred to as Company) is an affiliated business to DaVita. NPS specializes in three distinct nephrologist related fields. Through its DaVita Source team, NPS provides physician recruiting services to nephrology practices nationwide. Additionally, NPS provides physician practice consulting and management functions, including coding, billing and collections, credentialing services, and more. Finally, NPS and its subsidiary owns and operates several nephology practices and employs multiple nephrologists and advanced practitioners throughout the nation.
The DaVita in-house legal team is known as the “Justice League.” The Justice League is comprised of over 300 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals in countries around the globe. The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence. The Justice League is comprised of teammates that are collegial, collaborative and enjoy interacting with each other daily.
Primary role of the position is to serve as an operational attorney for Nephrology Practice Solutions. The Operations Counsel will provide advice, guidance and strategic counsel to management on a wide variety of corporate and commercial issues which arise from the day-to-day operations of a growing, complex organization operating in a heavily-regulated environment.
Reports to Group General Counsel and would be expected to eventually work directly with the senior leadership of Nephrology Practice Solutions.
Position to be based at DaVita’s corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Draft and review contracts including physician service agreements, locum tenens agreements, data use agreements, and business associate agreements. • Review physician employment offers and advise on related matters including covenants not to compete, handbook rights and physician compensation.
Serve as part of the legal team supporting a variety of complex transactions, including acquisition of physician practices and mergers.
Draft relevant deal documents (asset purchase agreements, employment agreements, real estate), and conduct due diligence.
Provide counsel on a variety of health-care business, corporate and commercial matters with an emphasis on health-care compliance, management services agreements, integrated care, physician relationships and employment, regulatory, licensing, real estate and a full gamut of agreements.
Structuring, and negotiating business relationships, transactions and overseeing a wide variety of strategic alliances and business development activities.
Resolving business disputes, and if necessary, managing litigation.
Developing a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company's business, its people, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to identify trends and formulate appropriate advice, structures and strategies.
Establishing a rapport and working relationship with business managers in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
Coordinate and oversee the work product of outside counsel.
Performing special assignments or projects as assigned by the Group General Counsel.
Support and collaborate with other areas of the JLD and compliance as needed.
J.D. Degree with minimum three years of legal experience in operations, corporate law/transaction and health care law.
Candidates who have in-house experience and possess experience representing entrepreneurial clients and/or have non-legal work experience will receive first consideration.
General understanding of relevant health care compliance issues (e.g.,, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, HIPAA).
Understanding of Physician Relationships, Medical Practice and Coding and Billing issues related to physicians is a plus.
Must be solution oriented and practical with a sensitivity to the risk tolerance of NPS.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
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DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of September 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,470 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 196,000 patients. The company also operated 230 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts are recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.