This position will assist the General Counsel and support senior-level attorneys in all functions of the
Legal/Risk Management Department. This position will be part of the team that is responsible
for providing legal advice and support to ChristianaCare.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide legal advice and support to ChristianaCare in the following areas for the purpose of clinical, strategic, and business operations:
Issues related to clinical practice and patient care, including informed consent, health care quality and safety, and other regulatory requirements;
State and federal employment laws;
Professional health care licensing boards;
Health care privacy;
Medical-dental staff including privileging, credentialing, and peer review;
General compliance matters, such as Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, Civil Monetary Penalties Law, and Medicare Conditions of Participation; and
Assist in the preparation, review, and negotiation of documents for complex transactions including, agreements related to information technology, managed care, employment arrangements, business relationships and third-party vendor agreements.
Prepare and review internal policies, procedures, and other operating documents.
Provide litigation support to Risk Management, management, employees, and outside counsel for medical malpractice and other legal claims.
Perform other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Law degree from an accredited university.
A minimum of 5 years of health care legal experience, preferably advising a hospital or health care system.
Experience with patient care, clinical issues, and other health care laws and regulations.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of contracting principles and techniques;
Ability to independently plan, organize, and coordinate administrative programs and projects;
Excellent organizational and project management skills;
Ability to effect process change to achieve optimal efficiency;
Ability to maintain confidential information, materials, and files;
Ability to manage multiple priorities and responsibilities under time pressure;
Skill in written and oral communication; and
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and contract tracking systems.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.