Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord Lebanon , NH 03766
Associate General Counsel, Pharmacy Operations Support
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System is a national leader in patient-centered health care. Based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and with operations at locations across New Hampshire and Vermont, the System includes an academic medical center (New Hampshire's only AMC and only Level 1 trauma center), a large multispecialty physician practice group, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (the state's only Children's Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital), as well as a community hospital and critical access hospitals.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock's retail pharmacy services have grown rapidly and will continue to grow. Dartmouth-Hitchcock operates one of only two URAC-accredited specialty pharmacies in New Hampshire.
The Associate General Counsel will support Dartmouth-Hitchcock's pharmacy operations (including hospital, specialty, and retail pharmacies, related supply chain initiatives, and 340B programs), assisting Dartmouth-Hitchcock with navigating and complying with regulatory and accreditation requirements. The Associate General Counsel will advise the organization with respect to litigation and other risks of potential business decisions, and add strategic value through collaborating with others to meet organizational goals and business objectives. The Associate General Counsel will also assist with reviewing, drafting and negotiating an array of vendor and supplier contracts, including medical device and pharmaceutical procurements, large capital/maintenance agreements, software license agreements, consulting agreements and other purchased services.
The successful candidate will have prior experience of at least 7 years practicing health law, advising clients in a complex health care environment as in-house counsel or within a law firm health care practice, with a focus on legal support of pharmacy operations. Experience with analyzing and advising on federal and state healthcare regulatory and compliance matters is required, including experience with the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and Medicare reimbursement issues, as well as 340B Program and pharmacy licensure issues.
Experience preparing and negotiating complex contracts and other legal documents is required. Preference for candidates with both law firm and in-house experience.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
7+ years' experience required
Solid knowledge of laws applicable to the delivery of healthcare services, as well as contract law and tax exempt organizations law
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated capability for legal research
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to interact productively in a wide variety of situations and to command the respect and confidence of a diverse population of people throughout the organization