Overview

As one of the nations leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children  even those who may never enter our doors  through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. All Nemours associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.

Serves as Senior Counsel for The Nemours Foundation (Nemours) for operations based in the Delaware Valley. At the direction and in collaboration with the General Counsel and the Associate General Counsel, the Senior Counsel will be responsible for providing legal counsel and guidance on a broad range of issues for Nemours, including the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Nemours ambulatory care operations in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Nemours Estate, Delaware Childrens Health Network, LLC, and the National Office.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the Senior Counsel for the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and its ambulatory operations, and assist the Associate General Counsel in providing general legal services for Nemours operations in order for Nemours to achieve its strategic goals. This includes handling complex legal matters and preparation or review of legal documents and policies, as well as providing counsel and advice on legal issues affecting health system operations.
  • Provide legal advice regarding compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations, including issues related to the provision of medical services, HIPAA, the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, licensing laws, anti-trust concerns and tax exemption matters. Communicate such advice in a clear and easy to understand manner.
  • Provide legal advice to Nemours Associates, Delaware Valley Leadership, committees, task forces, and work groups within Nemours on a wide variety of operational and medico-legal issues. Assist in supervising regulatory and administrative law matters, real estate transactions, tax-exempt matters, physician contracts, group practice bylaws and policies, and anti-trust issues.
  • Assist in providing general advice on corporate organizational issues including corporate bylaws, articles of incorporation, and related matters.
  • With direction of the Associate General Counsel, assist with corporate transactions including joint ventures, affiliations, mergers/acquisitions, real estate transactions and projects related to the clinically integrated network, and work in a collaborative manner with outside counsel to accomplish strategic objectives in a cost effective manner.
  • Serve as support to the Associate General Counsel with the senior leadership team in the Delaware Valley and on ad-hoc committees.
  • Working with the Office of Contracts Administration, draft and review third party agreements, including vendor contracts, software and equipment agreements, physician services contracts, real estate and leasing contracts; and agreements of all kinds to minimize Nemours risks and vulnerabilities and ensure that contracts are in compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Prepare and present educational presentations and training on a myriad of medico-legal topics to assure that Nemours Associates and Delaware Valley Leadership are aware option for proceeding and of the legal ramifications of their clinical and business operations; make fully informed decisions in those areas; and establish practices that conform with federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Manage and oversee use of outside counsel for business operations matters; maximize value for Nemours with respect to legal spend for business operations.
  • Maintain knowledge of local, regional and national health care market, including both pediatric and general health care, and awareness of trends affecting health and health care industry locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Seek out ways to be involved in Nemours activities where participation will help to assure that decisions and activities are consistent with law, as well as the mission and values, strategic plans, and corporate goals of Nemours and with proper standards of organizational conduct nationally and regionally; strive to be trusted legal advisor for Nemours Associates and provide efficient and responsive legal service to business partners.

Performance Skills

  • Must have familiarity with legal issues involving hospital and health law field, contract law, general corporate and non-profit law, and experience with business transactions in healthcare including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
  • Must possess strong analytical ability and oral and written communication skills.
  • Must collaborate with others with skill and diplomacy.
  • Must demonstrate leadership ability, including ability to self-direct.
  • Model behaviors consistent with Nemours values.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must have graduated from an accredited college or university and from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years experience in a corporate setting or in the private practice of law.
  • Must have experience in hospital/healthcare operations, physician contracting and business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic ventures, including application of federal and state laws to healthcare transactions.
  • Must have experience with complex contracting in healthcare, including information technology and privacy matters, as well as experience in corporate governance and non-profit law.
  • Must have proven leadership skills and an understanding of the value of team and a strong desire to build collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization.
  • Must be an Active Bar Member
  • Some travel required.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique Bridge to a Healthy Future pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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