Mercy Health

  • Associate Counsel

    Requisition ID
    2019-789778
    Category
    Other Professional Non-Clinical
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Days
    Department
    Legal
    Location
    US-AR-Rogers
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

     

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

     

    Mercy Hospital Rogers has been designated a Top 100 Hospital by IBM/Watson, formerly Truven, for 2019. We are the only hospital in the state of Arkansas receiving this award!

     

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    This Associate Counsel is responsible to provide direct legal counsel and subject matter expertise for multiple routine functional areas, and one or more complex functional areas. Functional areas include a broad range of legal areas affecting Mercy’s services and operations such as antitrust, tax, employment law, physician practice acquisitions; hospital operational support; health care risk management; clinical-related issues; regulatory compliance; medical staff and accreditation; clinical affiliation agreements; managed care contracting; real estate and construction; and health care reform and reimbursement. The Associate Counsel provides oversight of selected outside counsel or consultants as well as legal externs, Staff Attorneys and Assistant Counsel. The clients of an Associate Counsel will generally be those business or operations personnel in the areas for which subject matter expertise is being provided and certain mid-level committees or task forces within a community or across the ministry. The Associate Counsel provides complex legal analysis and recommendations for strategies and approaches directly to clients and to more senior counsel within the legal department.

     

    Qualifications:

    Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

    • Education: Doctorate of Jurisprudence
    • Experience: Membership in the Arkansas, Missouri or Oklahoma Bar or eligibility for immediate admission
    • Five (5) or more years experience as a practicing attorney with at least three (3) years of health care experience and specialized experience in one of more of the following areas: antitrust, tax, employment law, physician practice acquisitions; hospital operational support; health care risk management; clinical-related issues; regulatory compliance; medical staff and accreditation; clinical affiliation agreements; managed care contracting; real estate and construction; and health care reform and reimbursement.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period! We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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