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Contract Associate- Remote

Company: Sentara
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

City/State Norfolk, VA Overview Work Shift First (Days) (United States of America) Sentara Health Plans is currently hiring a Contract Associate! This is aFull Timeposition with day shift hours and great benefits! Remote opportunities available in the following states: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington (state), West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming! Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with other business areas within the health system to identify opportunities to grow systems and integration in currently siloed or fragmented processes.
  • Draft and negotiate purchase agreements that provide supplies, purchased services, and medical capital equipment to Sentara;
  • In collaboration with Legal develop, update and enforce Sentara's purchase order terms and conditions and their legal impact on the organization;
  • Maintain an up-to-date and thorough knowledge of the current laws and regulations in the fields of contracts and healthcare, as well as connectivity to peers in the healthcare legal field through trade groups such as American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA);
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Sentara's contractual policies and procedures;
  • Partner with Sentara system leaders and clinical teams to understand and aide leaders in clarifying their business requirements, advise leaders on business risks, and represent overall business interests during vendor negotiations, while acting as an advocate for Sentara, striking the appropriate balance of pragmatic business terms and legal risk;
  • Negotiate mutually agreeable business terms to ensure that user needs and overall Sentara goals are met; Collaborate with Sentara Legal to finalize legal terms when outside the accepted framework;
  • Communicate substantive contract legal provisions and potential business risks to Supply Chain Management Leadership and the broader Sentara leadership, as appropriate;
  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with vendor corporate, legal, and contracting personnel to support Sentara's long and short term strategic goals;
  • Identify and strategically pursue new corporate contracts with both existing and new vendors to support broader system initiatives;
  • Track financial performance, utilization and business protections associated with executed agreements; Monitor compliance with contractual terms;
  • Draft routine amendments, extensions, short form contracts, and other documents that utilize Sentara's standard contract templates;
  • Evaluate Short and Long Term Lease Agreements and Short Term Evaluation Agreements to ensure they comply with Sentara's policies;
  • Evaluate new, existing, and revised Group Purchasing agreements;
  • Establish and maintain complete contract files, including vendor contacts, contract progression stages final executed agreements and supporting documentation.
  • Obtain vendor agreement signatures and maintain contract records within Sentara's contract repository. Required qualifications:
    • Juris Doctorate with prior litigation, ADR, or transactional negotiation experience REQUIRED
    • Minimum 3 years Legal experience with specific focus on general corporate and health care matters or third party transactional contracting REQUIRED Preferred qualifications:
      • Master Level Degree in Business Administration, Health Care, or Supply Chain Management preferred. Diversity and Inclusion at Sentara Our vision is that everyone brings the strengths that come with diversity to work with them every day. When we are achieving our vision, we have team members that feel they belong and can be their authentic selves, and our workforce is reflective of the communities we serve. We are realizing this vision through our Diversity and Inclusion strategy, which has three pillars: A diverse and talented workforce, an inclusive and supportive workplace, and outreach and engagement with our community. We have made remarkable strides in these areas over the past several years and, as our world continues to evolve, we know our work is never done. Our strategies focus on bothstructural inclusion, which looks at our organizational structures, processes, and practices; as well asbehavioral inclusion, which evaluates our mindsets, skillsets, and relationships. Together, these strategies are moving our organization forward in an environment that fosters a culture of mutual respect and belonging for all. Please visit the link below to learn more about Sentara's commitment to diversity and inclusion: https://www.sentara.com/aboutus/diversity SentaraOverview
        For more than a decade, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked Sentara Healthcare as one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems. That's because we are dedicated to growth, innovation, and patient safety at more than 300 sites of care in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, including 12 acute care hospitals.

        Sentara Benefits
        As the third-largest employer in Virginia, Sentara Healthcare was named by Forbes Magazine as one of America's best large employers. We offer a variety of amenities to our employees, including, but not limited to:
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
        • Paid Annual Leave, Sick Leave
        • Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Retirement funds with matching contribution
        • Supplemental insurance policies, including legal, Life Insurance and AD&D among others
        • Work Perks program including discounted movie and theme park tickets among other great deals
        • Opportunities for further advancement within our organization Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within avibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For information about our employee benefits, please visit:Benefits - Sentara (sentaracareers.com) Sentara Healthcare offers employees comprehensive health care and retirement benefits designed with you and your family's well-beingin mind. Ourbenefits packages are designed to change with you by meeting yourneeds now and anticipating what comes next. You have a variety of options for medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability and voluntary benefits as well as Paid Time Off in the form of sick time, vacation time and paid parental leave. Team Members have the opportunity to earn an annual flat amount Bonus payment if established system and employee eligibility criteria is met. Join our team!We are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, and growth! To apply, please go to www.sentaracareers.com and use the following as your Keyword Search: JR-52093. #Indeed #Monster Talroo - Health Plan Managed Care, MCO, Healthcare, Health Plan, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington (state), West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Remote, Contract, Litigation, ADR, Transactional, Negotiation, Legal, Contracting, Corporate Job Summary Responsible for aligning system-wide business needs and acceptable risk level with the negotiation and management of strategic sourcing contracts for Sentara Health's supply, purchased services, and medical capital contracts. The Contract Associate is also responsible for updating and enforcing Sentara's policies across the organization relating to product evaluation and equipment placement agreements. The individual will partner with and leverage relationships across Sentara's end-users, clinical teams, cross-departmental leadership, as well as external vendors' business and legal teams to develop mutually agreeable and legally enforceable terms and conditions for the procurement of goods and services, consistent with Sentara's overall goals and strategies. The Contract Associate will utilize legal skill and vendor relationships to advance system initiatives through the completion of a large volume of contracts per year.

          *Partner with other business areas within the health system to identify opportunities to grow systemness and integration in currently siloed or fragmented processes.
          *Draft and negotiate purchase agreements that provide supplies, purchased services, and medical capital equipment to Sentara;
          *In collaboration with Legal develop, update and enforce Sentara's purchase order terms and conditions and their legal impact on the organization;
          *Maintain an up-to-date and thorough knowledge of the current laws and regulations in the fields of contracts and healthcare, as well as connectivity to peers in the healthcare legal field through trade groups such as American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA);
          *Assist in the development and implementation of Sentara's contractual policies and procedures;
          *Partner with Sentara system leaders and clinical teams to understand and aide leaders in clarifying their business requirements, advise leaders on business risks, and represent overall business interests during vendor negotiations, while acting as an advocate for Sentara, striking the appropriate balance of pragmatic business terms and legal risk;
          *Negotiate mutually agreeable business terms to ensure that user needs and overall Sentara goals are met; Collaborate with Sentara Legal to finalize legal terms when outside the accepted framework;
          *Communicate substantive contract legal provisions and potential business risks to Supply Chain Management Leadership and the broader Sentara leadership, as appropriate;
          *Develop and maintain long-term relationships with vendor corporate, legal, and contracting personnel to support Sentara's long and short term strategic goals;
          *Identify and strategically pursue new corporate contracts with both existing and new vendors to support broader system initiatives;
          *Track financial performance, utilization and business protections associated with executed agreements; Monitor compliance with contractual terms;
          *Draft routine amendments, extensions, short form contracts, and other documents that utilize Sentara's standard contract templates;
          *Evaluate Short and Long Term Lease Agreements and Short Term Evaluation Agreements to ensure they comply with Sentara's policies;
          *Evaluate new, existing, and revised Group Purchasing agreements;
          *Establish and maintain complete contract files, including vendor contacts, contract progression stages final executed agreements and supporting documentation.
          *Obtain vendor agreement signatures and maintain contract records within Sentara's contract repository.

          Juris Doctorate with prior litigation, ADR, or transactional negotiation experience required.
          Master Level Degree in Business Administration, Health Care, or Supply Chain Management preferred. Qualifications: DLD - Doctorate Level Degree: Juris Doctor (Required), MLD - Master's Level Degree, MLD - Master's Level Degree: Business Administration/Management Legal experience with specific focus on general corporate and health care matters or third party transactional contracting. Skills Sentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves. Per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), some clinical environments require proof of education; these regulations are posted at ecfr.gov for further information. In an effort to expedite this verification requirement, we encourage you to upload your diploma or transcript at time of application.
          In support of our mission "to improve health every day," this is a tobacco-free environment.

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