The Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Legal Services, serves as a member of the Executive Team and is the primary legal advisor to senior leadership, the Mission Health Board of Directors and the Boards of Directors of its affiliated entities, management, executives and medical staff. The General Counsel is responsible administratively for Legal, Claims and Litigation, Workers’ Compensation and the organization’s self-insured liability insurance program. Provides oversight and accepts accountability for the Legal Services Department, including a matrix relationship to Risk Management for Claims and Litigation and to the Vice President and General Counsel, Health Plan Solutions. The position of General Counsel is an outstanding opportunity to be a part of a diverse, engaged and patient-centered health system and to have the opportunity to be a key advisor to leadership while making an impact on the community.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal professional background, qualifications and characteristics for the General Counsel include:
Demonstrated experience serving as an effective leader within a legal department and as an advisor to the CEO of a large healthcare system.
Strong teamwork, interpersonal relations, communication, negotiation and analytical skills.
Collaborative leader with an ability to incorporate creativity into the problem solving process.
Community-oriented individual with a desire to connect with local organizations and state leaders.
Flexible, dedicated professional with an ability to gain trust of leadership and team members within a fast-paced environment.
Experience effectively developing and implementing strategy, in partnership with outside counsel.
Experience with compliance-related issues and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate.
Ability to work well with diverse personalities and handle multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization; requires gravitas, judgment and self-confidence but also respect for others, regardless of position.
Personal credibility and the ability to effectively articulate legal positions and strategies.
Must possess a solid record of effective physician relations both in daily problem solving and in the development of new programs.
Experience with development and control of an operating budget for Legal Services Department.
Salary and Beneifts Mission Health is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The selected candidate will be eligible for an annual leader incentive plan. Relocation assistance will also be available for a successful out of area candidate.
Our progressive culture highlights and recognizes the strengths of our team members through innovative programs like StandOut. A Total Rewards program goes beyond traditional benefits to include employee discounts, adoption assistance, pet insurance and more. The MyHealthyLifeTMstaff wellness program has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Best and Brightest in Wellness” for two consecutive years.
Education and Experience
Interested candidates should possess a Juris Doctor Degree as well as current license to practice law in the State of North Carolina. Candidates with an out-of-state license must be able to obtain a NC license within six months of hire date. Ten or more years of demonstrated progressively more responsible experience in health law, insurance and professional liability law, risk management, hospital administration and contracting, and/or public health administration is required.
The story of Mission Hospital began in downtown Asheville in 1885. Since that time, Mission has grown to a hospital system serving the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. Mission Hospital, licensed for 763 beds, serves as the flagship facility. Clinical services include five member hospitals. The system is also comprised of post-acute care provider CarePartners; long-term acute care provid...er Asheville Specialty Hospital; the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center; a network of over 500 directly employed physicians and advanced practitioners, and a health plan. Mission Health is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. It is home to seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Mission Children’s Hospital, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma and Women’s Health. Every new day at Mission Health is rooted in its heritage, and is a step in the journey to become a Great Place to Work and Practice™. Its team members collaborate to get every person to their desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and always with an exceptional experience for each person, family and team member.
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