Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care.
Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.
The Senior Associate General Counsel – Compliance/Healthcare (“Senior Associate General Counsel”) provides advice, counsel, education and strategic legal direction in the areas of healthcare compliance and other areas as needed in the Nuvance Health system.
Span of Control:
A Senior Associate General Counsel may supervise an attorney, a paralegal or an administrative staff member as determined by the Chief Legal Officer.
Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, theSenior Associate General Counsel is responsible for representing the company and providing legal advice and counsel to internal clients regarding all aspects of health care compliance. The Senior Associate General Counsel may also have responsibilities related to other certain healthcare matters including contract negotiations, policies and transactions. The position will perform legal analysis and provide legal timely, effective and practical guidance in a fast-paced in- house setting under the direction of the Chief Legal Officer.
1.Provide legal strategy and direction for compliance and other healthcare issues for Nuvance Health, including day-to-day advice and counsel to the Chief Compliance Officer and other Compliance Department personnel, C-suite clients and management.
2.Provide advice on health care compliance and regulatory matters, and have expertise in laws related to billing and reimbursement, privacy (HIPAA and other privacy regulations), cybersecurity, federal and state fraud and waste and abuse.
3.Maintain current knowledge of federal and state health care law, with a particular emphasis on Fraud and Abuse, Stark, Anti-Kickback and Civil Monetary Penalty compliance, Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation. Provide guidance and counsel to network executives to mitigate risk in these areas.
4.Oversee or lead complex compliance matters and investigations including self-disclosures.
5.Assist with the oversight and compliance with any regulatory reporting, including a corporate integrity agreement.
6.Collaborate on transactional matters, particularly physician acquisitions.
7.Advise and educate clients about compliance matters and the impact of recent regulatory and legislative changes and guidance.
8.Participate in committees and oversee the development of Nuvance Health policies and procedures that raise compliance, tax exemption and health law issues.
9.Support the Corporate Compliance and Risk Management programs and provide legal advice related to compliance risk management issues.
10.Lead multi-disciplinary teams on matters of significance with network-wide impact.
11.Make presentations both inside and outside Nuvance Health and conducting teaching sessions for medical and professional staffs and other employees regarding relevant legal issues. Work directly with outside counsel on issues requiring specialized legal consultation and serves as liaison with outside counsel on referred legal matters.
12.Engage, oversee and evaluate outside counsel on issues requiring specialized legal consultation, negotiate and control legal fees and serve as liaison with outside counsel on referred legal matters.
13.Supervise paralegal and administrative staff assigned.
14.Perform other duties as assigned consistent with a lawyer with more than ten years’ experience in healthcare or related law.
15.Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
Influencing skills - Ability to lead an organization using influence, rather than possessing direct authority of others, being sensitive, yet direct in both verbal and written communications.
Managing complexity - Ability to lead and drive results in a complex organization, achieving alignment between often conflicting priorities, initiatives and people.
Relationship- Build through integrity and trust
Functional/Technical Skills Requirements:
Legal Expertise in Assigned Areas
Excellent research and writing skills
Collaboration within the Legal Department and with all clients
Highly developed communication skills to effectively work with all levels of management throughout the system
Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgement, decision making and problem solving expertise
Education and Experience Requirements:
Demonstrated and specialized subject matter expertise in employment and labor law
Minimum twelve (12) years of experience in healthcare compliance law or other applicable legal discipline
License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:
Admission to either the Connecticut or New York Bar (both preferred), or a willingness to become admitted.
- Some manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
- Some occupational risk
- Medium to Heavy effort. May exert up to 35 lbs. force
- Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.
Western Connecticut Health Network and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.