Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Legal Affairs is looking for an exceptional individual with 5+ years of experience counseling healthcare clients on all aspects of hospital operations to join its team. This individual will report to the General Counsel and Secretary of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The ideal attorney will possess the following:
5+ years of advising healthcare providers on an array of healthcare operations matters, including patient care issues, privacy and security matters, compliance with anti-kickback and fraud and abuse regulatory requirements;
Experience analyzing and advising on regulatory requirements and guidance and translating that information into institutional policy and/or actionable guidance;
Experience in general healthcare regulatory and operational issues;
Experience in advising on adult, pediatric and behavioral health patient related matters such as treatment, refusal and consent to treatment issues;
Experience in advising on consent to treat and other issues in care delivery, including surrogate decision making, guardianships, conservatorships, and involuntary hospitalization;
Experience in advising on end of life issues, ethical and legal conflicts between patients, families and healthcare providers;
Experience in advising on child and adult abuse issues;
Experience in drafting and reviewing contracts in the healthcare setting;
Experience in policy review and drafting, as well as educating health care providers on policy compliance;
Knowledge of state, federal and other agencies' requirements for medical records, and the ability to understand and navigate the VUMC EHR;
Ability to collaborate with stakeholders to educate, advise and evaluate regulatory risks;
Significant experience working in-house or as outside counsel working closely with healthcare clients;
Effective communicator, comfortable working with individuals at all levels of the organization;
Experience with data privacy in a research setting a plus;
Experience in identifying and managing protected health information breach, including investigation of the breach, patient notification and breach reporting;
Experience responding to requests for protected health information from third parties, including government agencies, law enforcement, payors, providers, attorneys, etc.;
Willingness to attend and be an active participant in and advisor to multiple hospital and medical center committees;
Excellent academic credentials and related experience;
State bar admission and Tennessee bar admission within 1 year;
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.