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Associate Counsel in Franklin, TN at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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Job Description

Overview

Acadia Healthcare is currently seeking an Associate Counsel to join our team located at our Corporate offices.

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Acadia Healthcare was established in January 2005 to develop and operate a network of behavioral health facilities across the country.  Acadia provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of specialty behavioral health and addiction disorders.

Acadia’s management style and philosophy is one of collaboration and flexibility as we create an energetic and team oriented service delivery system. Our organization values input from employees, physicians, and all strategic alliances. As evidenced in our mission statement, Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create behavioral health centers where people receive care that enables them to regain hope in a supportive, caring environment. We want Acadia to be synonymous with excellent care, phenomenal customer service and an unparalleled commitment to our patients, staff, physicians, and community.

Acadia is a provider of inpatient behavioral healthcare services. Acadia operates a network of 583 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 18,100 beds in 40 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico. Acadia provides behavioral health and addiction services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics and therapeutic school-based programs.

Website: www.acadiahealthcare.com 

Responsibilities

PURPOSE STATEMENT:

The Associate Counsel is responsible for advising the Company, its affiliated facilities (the “Facilities”) and their staff on their legal obligations and options, protecting the legal interests of the Company and the Facilities, and ensuring that the Company and the Facilities comply with the law.  The Associate Counsel is also responsible for conducting and overseeing the Company Legal Department’s contract approval and tracking functions, and representing the Company’s interests in various transactions.  The Associate Counsel reports to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Associate Counsel, under the direction of the Executive Vice President and General Counsel:

** Healthcare day-to-day operations regulatory counsel experience highly desired.

  1. Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for the Company and Facilities;
  2. Provides legal analysis and advice to the staff of the Company and Facilities; 
  3. Protects the Company’s interests in litigation and other legal proceedings;
  4. Selects, and oversees the work of, external counsel;
  5. Participates in internal and external audits and investigations;
  6. Negotiates agreements on behalf of the Company;
  7. Reviews and approves contracts in accordance with the Company’s Contract Approval and Retention Policy;
  8. Represents in the company in various transactions, including acquisitions of real estate and facilities;
  9. Assists in drafting Company disclosures made in compliance with securities regulations;
  10. Prepares policies and procedures to guide the Company in legal compliance and to protect the legal interests of the Company; and 
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by Company management.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Healthcare day-to-day operations regulatory counsel experience highly desired.
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence or equivalent;
  • Current license to practice law in one or more jurisdictions;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain complex legal and regulatory issues in a clear, concise manner;
  • Knowledge of office administration procedures with the ability to operate most standard office equipment;
  • Ability to work professionally with sensitive, proprietary data & information while maintaining confidentiality;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with individuals at all levels, internal and external;
  • Sound judgment in responding to inquiries
  • Understands when to route inquiries to next level;
  • Self-motivation with strong organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Able to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously within inflexible time frames, and to adapt to frequent priority changes; and
  • Capable of working within established policies, procedures and practices prescribed by the organization.