Reviews organization-wide health care and commercial contract proposals in collaboration with hospital departments; often focusing on specific contract types. Utilizes standard templates to prepare new contracts and/or renewals as appropriate in collaboration with the responsible manager, director or executive. Identifies regulatory and commercial legal conditions, not in accordance with those templates, which could pose an inordinate risk of loss, fraud and other irregularities potentially detrimental to the organization, bringing them to the attention of management.
Coordinates work of various departments and serves as a liaison between organization and vendors to prepare template agreements for proposed contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments to safeguard corporation interests and implement fulfillment of contracts. Ensures input from all stakeholder departments to reduce unplanned risk and expense.
Responsible for instructive review of all aspects of contract language with internal customers/ stakeholders to ensure compliance with various legal, financial, and regulatory requirements, escalating concerns to Management, Administration, Legal, Compliance, Internal Audit or Risk Management as appropriate.
Reviews proposals from outside vendors for conformity to organizational contract requirements and determines acceptable proposals, preparing initial drafts of suitable specialized or non-routine contracts for review by management.
Supports users of contract management system, providing guidance and assistance when required, recommending suitable template agreements when appropriate. Maintains good working knowledge of contract management system, providing back up to system administrator as needed. Reviews, monitors and processes correspondence to and from customers, coordinating requested system changes and providing reports as required.
Examines operational scope of contracts, working collaboratively with user departments to ensure appropriate operational deliverables.
Coordinates RFP, RFI, and RFQ processes with stakeholder departments, assisting departments in determining if responses meet organizational policies and needs.
Maintains a current log of all contracts, amendments and addendums in progress.
Supports quality improvement initiatives through team participation, data collection, process change implementations and other activities.
Continuously monitors standard clauses for contractual appropriateness, updating at the direction of management when necessary, according to current regulatory standards.
Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field preferred; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience health care commercial paralegal experience or other applicable paralegal, health care administration or contract administration experience. Prefer contracting database experience (TractManager, Inc. MediTract® programs are utilized).
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None required.