The position requires the employee to hold a JD from a recognized U.S. law school and licensed to practice law in California or any other jurisdiction with registered in-house counsel status with the California state bar. This position will be responsible for conducting legal analysis, drafting, negotiating and interpreting both clinical and non-clinical supply chain commercial contracts that protect the health care organization and all of its subsidiaries, affiliates and hospitals from risk, liability and unreasonable fiscal expense. This individual shall have extensive patient-care and clinical product knowledge as well as practical work experience in a healthcare or hospital operations setting. This person will also be accountable for ensuring that supply chain commercial contracts are completed accurately, timely, defect-free and in a policy compliant manner. This position will be responsible for processing supply chain commercial contracts through the standard workflow process from inception-to-completion, communicating competently with all levels of company employees, which includes all senior management. Counsel will operate as the corporate point-person for contracts that are individually assigned to this person and subject matter expert for, among other items, the business risks, costs and terms and conditions contained in the contract. This Counsel position must possess strong customer service values, as they are expected to counsel, guide, advise and direct its internal corporate clients on a daily basis. Counsel may be requested to participate and lead special project initiatives on an as-needed basis.
Position Summary: Provides proactive, timely and accurate contracting services and legal counsel and advice to MemorialCare and all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, hospitals and Medical Foundation to assist in achieving the business and compliance goals of the Organization; provides contracting support for all departments including a developed expertise handling clinical products, supplies, services, equipment, leasing, consulting, staffing and contractor agreements; supports clinical teams by utilizing risk assessments, liability mitigation analysis and policy compliance valuations to advise internal clients; performs legal research and investigation to aid operational leaders to make sound business decisions; understands and maintains knowledge base on commercial contracting best practice; drafts, negotiates and interprets a wide variety of simple-to-complex contracts and is able to present to senior leadership the various legal and business options available to advance MemorialCare’s mission.