Counsel – AMSURG

Remote

AMSURG is a nationally recognized leader in the strategic and operational management of ambulatory surgery centers with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopedics. With more than 250 surgery centers across the U.S., we partner with physicians and health systems to deliver the highest standards of patient care and quality.  For more information, please access our website: https://www.amsurg.com/.

Through AMSURG, our clinician-led organization is changing the face of healthcare by delivering high-quality care that puts the patient first. 

Benefits:

At AMSURG, we offer benefits at the speed of your life. Our wide range of health and welfare benefits allow you to choose the right coverage for you and your family. Qualifying employees are eligible to enroll on the 1st of the month, following 30 days of employment. AMSURG offers a variety of health and welfare benefit options to help protect your health and promote your wellbeing. Benefits offered include but are not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Limited Healthcare FSA, FSAs for Transportation and Parking & HSAs, and a matching 401(K) Plan.

Paid Time Off:

AMSURG offers paid time off, 9 observed holidays, and paid family leave. You accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) each pay period and depending on your position and can earn a minimum of 20 days and up to 25 days per calendar year.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting up through the AMSURG Legal Operations team, the AMSURG Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and services in support of the operations of AMSURG and its affiliated entities.  This role provides subject matter expertise, educational resources, and strategic advice to business leaders and colleagues handling legal issues that arise in the health care setting. The AMSURG Counsel will also assist with day-to-day matters.

Work Schedule: This role is offered on a fully remote basis allowing the AMSURG Counsel to be based anywhere in the country.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise, negotiate, draft, and review various legal documents for the business and its affiliated businesses.
  • Draft, review and, where appropriate, help negotiate agreements, including contracts with partners, health care vendors, IT providers, and governmental entities.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on legal issues arising from day-to-day contracting and operations issues and business arrangements, identify legal risks, and develop proactive compliance recommendations.
  • Provide strategic and tactical advice and counsel on a wide variety of operational, contracting, and transactional matters, working with key leaders to help identify and mitigate legal issues and assist in crafting solutions to protect the Company’s interests.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to provide recommendations and prepare written opinions and guidance for management teams and other internal clients.
  • Assist other company attorneys, compliance teammates, and business partners in spotting and resolving legal, regulatory and compliance matters to ensure activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing the business.
  • Act as a strategic advisor to the business on a variety of issues, including the operational impact of newly established laws and regulations.
  • Assist with special projects and performs other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Act as a liaison between management and internal or external legal experts on matters beyond AMSURG Counsel’s core substantive expertise.
  • Read and abide by the company’s code of conduct, ethics statements, employee handbook(s), policies and procedures, and other corporate mandates, including participation in mandatory training programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Company’s corporate compliance program, policies, and procedures by exhibiting the company values and acting in accordance with any reporting policies of the company.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures, including Information Security Policies and ensure that AMSURG remains as secure as possible.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required:

Education and Experience:

  • Licensed Attorney holding a J.D. from a top-tier law school.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related experience in a law firm or in-house setting.
  • Expertise in vendor contracting, materials management, and partnering with procurement teams.
  • Experience negotiating and reviewing healthcare-related contracts, including BAAs and NDAs.
  • Understanding of healthcare laws and regulations, including HIPAA, Anti-kickback, and STARK.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • High-level analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, manage a variety of projects simultaneously, meet aggressive deadlines, and successfully handle urgent situations with patience and diplomacy.
  • An agile and flexible thinker with the ability to learn emerging areas of the law and the business quickly.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to build credibility quickly and provide strong legal support for a complex and challenging business, while positively and successfully managing relationships within a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • A commitment to personal and professional growth, and receptivity to feedback.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage competing demands.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • A spirit of continuous learning.
  • High integrity, including maintenance of confidential information.
  • Based on business need, the ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass a background check and drug screen.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other prohibited category set forth in federal or state regulations.

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