Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctorate and admission to the New York State Bar or eligibility for admission required. The successful candidate must also have a minimum of five years' experience in these areas of expertise and, preferably, experience as in-house counsel with an academic medical center or healthcare provider or experience in a mid to large size law firm specializing in complex transactions in the health care field. Substantive knowledge and experience in the legal issues pertaining to healthcare organizations is required, including, the Stark laws, State/Federal anti-kickback laws, Civil Monetary Penalties, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, Medicare Conditions of Participation, HIPAA, the Federal 340B Drug Discount Program, and Medicare/Medicaid/Private Insurance reimbursement issues. Experience in complex commercial transactions in the healthcare field as well as experience in general business and contract law related to New York State Procurement laws, tax-exempt organizations, real estate transactions, lease agreements, and services contracts is also strongly preferred. In addition to demonstrating expertise in the areas outlined above, the successful candidate must also possess excellent legal research, word processing, analytical, verbal and written communication skills, the ability to manage multiple assignments and to produce top quality work with limited supervision, and a desire to continue to develop new legal expertise in the healthcare field as the industry and legal/regulatory landscapes change.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The Office of General Counsel of the State University of New York ("SUNY") is seeking an experienced corporate transaction and healthcare attorney in its Central New York Regional Office in Syracuse, New York located at and primarily serving Upstate Medical University. This attorney will report to the Senior Managing Counsel at Upstate Medical University and will be an integral part of the legal team of the Office of General Counsel of SUNY and must work effectively with both hospital and campus clients. This attorney will be expected to handle a broad range of corporate and transactional work with a strong focus on complex healthcare related contracts such as hospital-physician compensation and recruitment arrangements, provider-based agreements, and joint business ventures. The individual will also provide high quality legal advice on complex medical/business transactions and new healthcare structures including, the formation of accountable healthcare organizations, and provide guidance related to such transactions to high level Hospital and University administrators.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.