VP Assistant General Counsel Physician Arrangements
Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: DALLAS, Texas
Internal Number: 22021833
JOB SUMMARY: The BSWH Legal Department provides comprehensive legal services across the BSWH enterprise. Legal services are organized on an enterprise-wide bases by core areas of subject matter expertise each lead by an attorney leader and supported by other attorneys and legal support staff.
The Assistant General Counsel performs and oversees substantive legal work in his/her core areas of expertise as part of multiple cross-functional teams.
Oversee, manage, and assume general legal oversight and support for multiple business units or departments within the BSWH enterprise.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Has core legal and subject matter experience in the following areas: fraud and abuse law, physician transactions and arrangements, health care transactions, joint venture partnerships, managed care contracting, and/or general health care operations or regulatory matters. - Provide legal/regulatory interpretations and operational advice to business units or departments on a variety of matters including new legislation/regulation. - Provides legal support for a variety of corporate, operational and health care related matters, and reviews, writes and edits agreements/contracts, reports, opinions, correspondence and other documentation in support of the Legal leadership team. - Performs substantive legal work in his/her core areas of expertise. - Provides practical advice and counsel to the business under the supervision of the Vice President, General Counsel for assigned group(s)/team(s). - Participates in substantive legal projects within the Legal, Risk and Compliance Department, coordinating with other team members. - Engages and effectively manages outside counsel as needed for strategic areas of legal support to ensure high value to BSWH. - Proactively stays abreast of legal developments impacting subject matters within his/her areas of expertise and provides updates to the department and BSWH, as applicable. - Identifies and executes on process improvements to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the delivery of legal services within BSWH.
PREFERRED CANDIDATE PROFILE: - Extensive knowledge of health care regulations and compliance, including Stark and Anti-Kickback, False Claims Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. - Transactional drafting and review experience, particularly focused on agreements related to joint ventures, provider financial arrangements, physician organizations, and physician employment and transitions. - Experience in a private law firm and/or in-house counsel for an integrated healthcare delivery system. - Proactive, collaborative team member. - Visible, approachable individual who is an effective communicator and educator. - Strategic business partner dedicated to managing and reducing potential risk and exposure while furthering strategic objectives. - Solution-oriented team player who has credibility and integrity, provides counsel and contributes broadly as a subject matter expert. - Capable of supporting and contributing to a culture that actively seeks input to further optimize BSWH’s day-to-day operations - An outstanding record of achievement with at least ten years’ experience in health care law with particular experience and subject matter expertise in one or more substantive legal areas included within designated role.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: - Juris Doctorate - 10 years of experience - Current law license in the state in which one currently practices. If not licensed in Texas, must obtain a Texas license within 6 to 12 months of hire.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!