CONTRACT SPECIALIST

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Stanford Health Care Contract Administration department provides centralized contract management and legal review services that include: coordinating contract requests, advising on contractual matters, negotiating and drafting legal documents, performing legal review and facilitating timely renewal or termination of contracts to meet internal policies and external regulations and optimize legal and business terms. The Stanford Health Care Contract Administration department's vision is to be the national leader in healthcare contract administration by providing exceptional and timely contract management and legal review services.

Under the general direction of the Director - Contract Administration, the Contract Specialist is part of the "Legal Review Team" that is responsible for advising on contractual matters, negotiating and drafting legal documents and performing legal review on contracts that are managed by Contract Administration in accordance with internal policies and external regulations.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Handles inquiries about contracts and the contracting process in a timely fashion.
  • Follows internal policies, standard operating procedures, and state and federal regulatory requirements related to contract management and compliance with applicable law.
  • Receives requests for new contracts and amendments and solicits approvals from internal leaders.
  • Consults with internal leaders and other employees to draft cost-efficient and compliant contracts.
  • Negotiates contract language with vendors to meet the organization's business and legal needs.
  • Performs legal review of contracts and provides approval prior to signature by a Stanford entity leader.
  • Provides advice on contractual issues to internal leaders and other employees.
  • Organizes and documents work electronically through the use of a contract log, electronic filing system, and electronic contract management database.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining the electronic contract management database.
  • Participates in interdepartmental work groups regarding operational issues and provides educational in-service presentations as required.
  • Proactively seeks innovative ways to streamline operations and follows through on implementing new processes.
  • Performs other tasks as requested by the Director - Contract Administration.

Education Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school

Experience Qualifications
  • Five years of contract legal review experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Principles, practices and techniques of current contract administration, preparation and negotiation as it relates to health care systems, academic medical centers and children's hospitals.
  • Contract format and legal language used in contracts for the purpose of drafting, reviewing, and managing.
  • Key legal, financial, legislative, and regulatory requirements of health care providers as they relate to contractual relationships with outside parties needed to ensure compliant contracts, including an understanding of HIPAA.
  • Legal risk as it applies to contracts and contract review.
  • Ethics, principles and practices of contract administration.
  • Bidding procedures and regulations.
  • Methods and techniques in drafting and preparing contracts.
  • Cloud based contract management databases such as MediTract.
  • Interpret, explain, and apply applicable provisions of laws, ordinances, and regulations governing contract procedures.
  • Review, draft, edit, and process contracts in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Read, understand, interpret and apply provisions of federal, state and local legislation and regulations pertinent to contracts.
  • Speak and write clearly and concisely to identify and describe technical procedures, service delivery methodology and billing procedures, including use of communication skills and techniques required for contract negotiations.
  • Manage a significant work load, prioritize projects appropriately and work independently.
  • Type with speed and accuracy.
  • Use dual monitors and posess advanced skills in latest software programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Cisco WebEx, Cisco Jabber and Smartsheets.
  • Plan and prioritize assignments with minimal supervision in a fast-paced tech-savvy work environment.
  • Interact tactfully and effectively with others both internally and externally on sensitive and complex topics.
  • Adapt to new technology and new processes with minimal explanation.

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:
  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

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Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.