Assistant General Counsel – GPO

WVU Medicine

Welcome! We’re excited you’re considering an opportunity with us! To apply to this position and be considered, click the Apply button located above this message and complete the application in full. Below, you’ll find other important information about this position. The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) is responsible for providing legal counsel and guidance to West Virginia United Health System, its member hospitals including, West Virginia University Hospitals, and the clinical practice plans of West Virginia University (collectively, the Organizations), in all areas of contracting, including group purchasing organization relationships, and supply chain contracting. The Assistant General Counsel is responsible for the day-to-day advice and counsel in drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a wide range of agreements, including those in connection with the Organizations’ group purchasing organizations, supply chain, joint ventures, and similar contracting and documentation arrangements. The Assistant General Counsel is also responsible for other day-to-day duties as assigned by the AGC and/or the Assistant Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel (AVP) or the Chief Legal Officer (CLO).
1. Juris Doctor.
2. West Virginia Bar membership or eligibility.
1. Three (3) years of substantial experience in a law firm or in-house legal department in the areas of corporate, contract, and regulatory law, and preferred experience in the following areas (i) contract drafting, review, and negotiation, (ii) group purchasing organizations and/or procurement, and (iii) Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Stark laws.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Prepares, reviews, and assists with negotiating contracts for the Organization, including, but not limited to, group purchasing organization (GPO) agreements.
2. Prepares, reviews, and assists with negotiating procurement-related agreements, including but not limited to purchase and sale, product purchase, consignment, rebate, consulting, and other miscellaneous agreements.
3. Provides regular legal guidance and advice to the Organizations’ management team on a wide variety of legal matters related to procurement matters and various health care joint ventures of the Organizations, including compliance with fraud and abuse and Stark laws.
4. Provides day-to-day advice to management and personnel regarding contracts and regulatory obligations for the Organizations’ group purchasing organization.
5. Is knowledgeable of legal trends and standards which regulate health care facilities and patient care and works to ensure compliance with these standards.
6. Provides advice regarding compliance with Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, Stark, and tax exemption.
7. Develops and provides education and training programs to the Organizations’ contracting agents on key purchasing and contracting negotiation points and legal topics.
8. Develops policies and procedures for the agreement submission and review process and drafts template agreements and updates for the supply chain operations.
9. Responds in a timely manner to requests for advice or information.
10. Prepares and reviews contracts and/or agreements between the Organizations and outside agencies or organizations.
11. Participates in meeting the goals and objectives of the department to ensure that the department contributes to the attainment of such Organizations’ goals and objectives.
12. Promotes and contributes positively to the teamwork of the department by volunteering to assist co-workers, contributing ideas and problem solving with coworkers.
13. Participates in planning and implementing change and maintaining and improving productivity through attendance and participation in staff meetings, task forces, projects, and discussions.
14. Diligently and in a responsible and timely manner pursues and addresses legal needs of such Organizations as they arise.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. General office work.


1. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
3. Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.
4. Ability to work under stress and with short deadlines.
5. Ability to solve problems in a timely and practical fashion.
6. Knowledge of litigation process and procedures.
7. Knowledge of the general operations of corporations, limited liability companies, and joint ventures.
8. Knowledge of academic medical center operations preferred.
9. Ability to communicate and interact with administration, department heads, medical staff, and other hospital personnel. Additional Job Description: Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Exempt/Non-Exempt: United States of America (Exempt) Company: SYSTEM West Virginia University Health System Cost Center: 509 SYSTEM Legal Services Address: 1240 Suncrest Towne Centre Morgantown West Virginia

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