WellStar Health Systems Assistant Vice President & Asst General Counsel - Litigation in marietta, Georgia

Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) and Assistant General Counsel provides legal advice and services to

WellStar Health System (WHS), including the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Leadership Team and

Hospital/Division Presidents in accordance with federal and state law. The AVP and Assistant General

Counsel is part of WellStar Leadership and provides counsel for all of the business units of the system. This

position reports directly to the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of WHS.

This position will be focused on formulating litigation approaches, managing and overseeing professional

and general liability claims and litigation, and actively contributing to WHS’ overall risk management

strategies. Legal advice and services may also include reviewing and drafting of healthcare related

contracts; HIPAA Privacy and Security advice, formation of business entities, including networks of providers,

and advising on the application to fraud and abuse, civil monetary penalties, antitrust, licensure, tax

exemption, reimbursements, and Stark laws to healthcare transactions and contracts with providers. This

position will oversee and manage the delivery of legal services by outside counsel as retained by the General

Counsel for WHS. He/she may provide services regarding a range of legal issues including regulatory and

compliance matters, risk management and patient care matters, advance directives, guardianship, consent,

billing, and Medicare and Medicaid compliance.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education : Must be a college graduate and possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification : The incumbent must be a member in good standing with the Georgia State Bar or hold licensures in

another state and eligible for Georgia State Bar.

Required Minimum Experience : Candidate must have demonstrated at least ten (10) to fifteen (15) total years of significant legal

experience in a health care system, large corporation, and/or major law firm, including primary and independent responsibility for litigation, including medical malpractice, general liability, and insurance coverage. Ten (10) years healthcare law experience required. Significant professional liability trial

experience and/or experience in managing professional liability claims required. Experience practicing in the state of Georgia preferred.

Required Minimum Skills :

Must demonstrate effective leadership and management skills as well as demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft legal documents and correspondence and translate legal complexities into terms readily understood by senior leadership, management, and operations staff. Must be able to respond to inquiries from regulatory agencies, customers and business community while adhering to internal compliance policies and required state and federal regulations. Ability to provide legal advice in plain language and in a collaborative manner. Working knowledge of Westlaw, Microsoft Office, and other legal support technologies.

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Join us for outstanding benefits and development opportunities. We also offer state-of-the-art technology, professional support and advancement, and colleagues that rank amongst the best in the country. The WellStar culture of caring has also been nationally recognized three years in a row by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Step up to your potential. Find out more and apply today.

WellStar is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any status which is protected by local, state or federal law.

Department Legal Services

Facility WellStar Shared Services

Category Leadership

City Marietta

Shift Days

State Georgia