Overview

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Direct Supervisor: President/ Chief Executive Officer

Direct Reports: Director, Claims and Risk Management/Associate General Counsel

This senior executive serves as Chief Legal Officer to Sinai Health System and all its entities.   This leader will oversee all legal matters related to the entities, and either personally or through employed or contracted attorneys and other staff, performs the following functions:

•Provides legal advice, guidance, and representation to SHS and its related entities with respect to business, transactional, governance, regulatory, policy, advocacy, and compliance matters.  Relevant areas of law including, but not limited to, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, governance, joint ventures, regulatory matters, employment matters, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, provider-payor contracts, real estate matters, insurance related matters, medical malpractice intellectual property, employment and risk management issues.

•Develops, maintains, and updates corporate documents, including articles, bylaws, policies, licenses, corporate minutes, regulatory filings, and contracts. This position serves as the Secretary for the Sinai Health System.

•Manages SHS’s involvement in litigation or administrative proceedings as a party or amicus curiae. Draft, review and/or negotiate documents including filings, provider agreements, subscriber contracts, regulatory filings, applications and correspondence

•Selects and supervises outside counsel to carry out any of the responsibilities of the general counsel.

•Provides business and legal perspective and advice on a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational issues to the Sinai Health System entities.   Advise and direct C-Suite and Boards on healthcare regulatory matters that arise, not limited to fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, HITECH and licensure, to minimize risk and expense to the entities while meeting business objectives. 

•Partner with the executive team to ensure the success of strategic objectives and to recommend improvements in business process.

•Interpret existing contracts and advise on patient and third-party relationship disputes or issues

•Monitor and maintain current knowledge of current trends in the healthcare industry and pursue ongoing professional development to maintain current knowledge on best practices.

•Anticipate and identify legal issues of concern to management and proactively develop effective legal strategies and practical solutions.

•Keeps abreast of trends in the healthcare industry and medical group management by active participation in industry and relationships with industry peers.  Monitors changes in the field to ensure that Sinai Health System maintains a market leading position.

•Represents the entities with the highest level of integrity, forthrightness and professionalism. Maintains public relations efforts on behalf of our clients. 

•Oversees the operational management of the Insurance Department including Risk Management.  

•Performs other duties and projects as assigned by CEO/President.

The job requires:

•JD – Appropriately licensed to practice law in Illinois.

•Minimum of 8 years’ experience, preferably advising complex hospitals or health systems, or other types of health care providers.

•Excellent speaking and writing skills, including the ability to clearly describe complex issues.

•Ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy while addressing sensitive or challenging issues with internal or external stakeholders.

•Ability to think creatively and strategically.

•Proven ability to work well with senior operating executives, leveraging strong intellectual, conceptual and analytical skills

•Effective leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.

•Ability to handle multiple competing demands and delegate appropriately


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