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Physician Contracting Specialist - Legal

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Job ID: 74122
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Physician Contracting Specialist for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $26.80 – $40.20. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Job Summary

Serves as the primary liaison representing non-employed physician contracting to PeaceHealth network for contracts and contract revisions, including professional services agreements, call coverage agreements and medical director agreements. Primary responsibilities include working directly with network administrators, contracted physician groups, PeaceHealth leadership, System Physician Contracting Committee (Committee), Legal Department, MediTract contract administration, and System Director of Physician Contracting. Prepares agenda for weekly and monthly network non-employed physician contracting committee meeting and provides regular and ad hoc reporting on non-employed physician contract and compensation related issues to network leadership.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as the point of contact for network leadership and contracted physician groups for non-employed physician contracts and contract revisions. Reviews contract language and applicable data with network leadership in support of financial analysis for business, legal and compliance aspects of non-employed medical director agreements, call coverage agreements and non-employed professional service agreements.
  • Assists network leadership in negotiation of non-employed medical director agreements and provides data as requested. Participates in identifying and developing improved processes and workflows in coordination with stakeholders. Participates in designing and implementing electronic workflow, auditing, tracking, and approval processes. Communicates detailed guidelines and changes to the non-employed physician compensation processes to all appropriate individuals.
  • Supports network leadership, legal department, and MediTract contract coordinators with contract intake and workflows and assists with obtaining required review and approvals as part of the electronic contract process management system. Facilitates the approval process from pre-contract through post-signature phases.
  • Supports the process to ensure monthly payments are made to contract physicians and monthly time logs are received, completed and comply with established duties outlined in physician contract. Analyzes and provides data to support adherence to contract guidelines and PeaceHealth policies and procedures when a contract renewal is being prepared.
  • Provides on-going collaboration with system legal department to establish and maintain contract language and ensure legal and regulatory compliance across all PeaceHealth networks.
  • Serves as the primary resource for network leadership to answer questions, provide research, compile data and resolve issues related to physician contracting and associated changes. Prepares agenda for and facilitates weekly and monthly network physician contracting meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred: Accounting or Finance or Business Administration or Human Resources, or related field, or a combination of education, training and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years Required: In finance, human resources, contracting, legal department, or progressive healthcare administration experience that includes work with compensation or a combination of education, training and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
  •  Experience with physician/provider contracting preferred.

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple demands and short time frames. 
  • Excellent verbal, negotiation and written communications skills, particularly with key stakeholder groups such as network leadership. 
  • Strong customer service focus. High level of interpersonal skills working in sensitive, personal and confidential situations. 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, high level of accuracy and attention to detail and a proven ability to effectively plan, meet deadlines and work with detail. 
  • Ability to implement major system and policy improvements and consequent new workflow, procedural systems, and processes. 
  • Ability to investigate and recommend major problem resolution. 
  • Familiarity and experience with legal documents and contract language. 
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet critical deadlines, and plan actions to accomplish designated and desired outcomes.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and establish firm but reasonable expectations for turnaround times of requests. 
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Experience with contract management tools, templates, methods and processes. 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects in a cross-functional matrix environment. 
  • Strong project management skills. 
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. 

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Consistently operates computer and other office equipment.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Sedentary work.

Environmental Conditions

  • Predominantly operates in an office environment.
  • Some time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.

Mental/Visual

  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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