Associate General Counsel - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Health



Vidant Health

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.


Position Summary

  • Management accountability and decision-making authority for determining the strategies, interventions and activities that will be effective and appropriate to further enable the capability of the department 

  • Accountable for ensuring performance of the department in accordance with goals and stewardship responsibilities

  • Communicates key management decisions and informs department leadership of issues affecting department performance effectiveness

  • Facilitates development of and adjustments to work plans, work processes, budgets, staffing levels, and other resources needed to deliver services that meet expectations of the department

  • Facilitates change to advance the organization and uses resources and operational practices to drive execution of plans

  • Ensures that policies, procedures and practices are followed to support corporate insurance and claims administration

  • Accountable for a positive organizational culture in decision making and performance management to influence work attitudes and enhance job satisfaction

  • Key liaison between the leadership teams and staff of the organization and programs


  • Participates in the development of the annual mission integration and community benefit plans

  • Organizes staff, allocates resources and assigns accountabilities to support the achievement of plans

  • Partners with key stakeholders to ensure the legal services are provided that helps to minimize the exposure and protect the resources of the healthcare system.

  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to draft and review corporate documents such as leases, bylaws, contracts, policies or credentialing and participates in due diligence processes to identify legal risks or needs and ensure the appropriate requirements are included

  • Ensures research and analysis on legal matters related to regulatory requirements, legislation, laws, etc. and to provide legal guidance on the development and maintenance of policies, programs or practices

  • Provides guidance on the management of claims/litigation and coordinates with key stakeholders to evaluate merits of claims/litigation and manage through the settlement or denial process

  • Ensures appropriate reporting as required for certifications, licensures and regulatory agencies related to legal services

  • Ensures coordination of services for consultation and direction for key stakeholders including preparation of pleadings, witnesses, and representation at hearings

  • Acts as an intermediary between law enforcement, prosecutors, and attorneys with respect to day to day legal-process administrative matters including without limitation request for information, responding to subpoenas, expert and fact witnesses

  • Responsible for the successful performance of areas of accountability

  • Maximizes the efficiency of processes and actions to support the operations of areas of accountability

  • Sets expectations, assigns accountabilities, and measures performance against expectations in areas of accountability

  • Develops and monitors action plans to improve performance against expectations in areas of accountability

  • Conducts the affairs and operations of the areas of accountability in support of operational excellence

  • Provides direction and leadership to management and staff in areas of accountability

  • Identifies, coordinates and adjusts resources as needed

  • Regularly tracks and trends data and assesses progress/achievement of agreed-upon performance measures, and provides periodic reports to key stakeholders

  • Responsibility for monitoring and coherence to policies and procedures

  • Ensures effective operations and support for compliance with applicable governing, regulating and accrediting bodies, licensure, laws and regulations

  • Partners with key stakeholders to ensure management decisions are commensurate with analyses as well as in compliance with applicable governing and regulating bodies, licensure, laws and regulations

  • Facilitates positive relationships and communications between departments and key stakeholders, through various means, such as conducting and attending meetings, rounding, having one-to-one communications, and generally being visible and accessible to colleagues and staff

  • Partners with the key stakeholders to organize, manage, and integrate delivery of services to achieve success in financial, operational and service excellence

  • Plan and manage cost effective use of staff and resources, monitors and improves delivery of services to meet organizational needs and services

  • Evaluate and continuously improve service delivery through data collection, planning and implementation to meet organizational needs

  • With the assistance of assigned financial staff, reviews periodic financial statements and reports, and makes changes in resource allocation, spending, and other relevant business activity, to ensure the financial viability and budget compliance

  • Supports and adheres to the financial controls and related policies and procedures and ensures that administrative and business activities are conducted in support of operational excellence

  • With the support of and in coordination with the Human Resources and Organization Development function, maintains positive personnel relations and strives to be an employer of choice by ensuring that employee questions and concerns are addressed responsively

  • Ensures compliance with laws and regulations and adherence to HR/OD policies and procedures

  • Ensures that performance management programs for staff and leaders are effectively administered and individuals receive on-going feedback and coaching on job performance, competencies, values-based behaviors and developmental needs

  • Ensures that policies and procedures regarding corporate compliance and privacy of patient and employee information are observed 

  • Personally models professional confidentiality and discretion in all communications and exchanges of information

  • Employ methods of change management to advance the organization by using tools, business processes, budget allocations and operational practices to significantly reshape Vidant Health

  • Accountable for a positive organizational culture in conducting business, decision making and performance management to influence work attitudes and enhance job satisfaction

  • Responsible for the selection, engagement, and development of Staff, inclusive of performance management, professional development, formation, and succession planning.

  • Typically delegates initiatives and projects, may provide operational support

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree is preferred

  • Juris Doctorate is required

  • 3 - 4 years experience is required

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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