Contracts Manager

US-AZ-Chandler
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1173
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Contracts Manager

 

 

MY DR NOW

Healthcare Delivered.

Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.

We make it ridiculously easy and affordable to obtain services that make life better.

 

 

Compensation: $70k+, Exempt, DOE

Benefits: BCBS Health, 401K, Paid Vacation & Sick Time Off, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurance, and Voluntary Life

Location: Chandler, AZ

 

Starting in 2007, MY DR NOW is a growing provider of healthcare services with 7 busy clinics in the East Valley and West Valley.  And since 2015 our newest division, Provider House Calls, is experiencing a large growth explosion throughout our city and has recently expanded into Tucson and Northern Arizona.  This growth means we need to recruit more operational staff to support these provider services.  Our physicians (MD & DO), nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) that provide the services are growing exponentially and we need you to keep providing support to our patients in our clinics and their homes.

 

When you join MY DR NOW as the Contracts Manager, your task is to ensure consistent management of all proposals and contracts. This generally includes oversight of the contract management process, as well as development of specific standards for bidding and submission, contract negotiations and document management. The contract manager’s role in the contract development process requires close collaboration with various departments, including clinical operations, project management, account management, business operations and finance.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee organizational contract development and management activities, and enforce organizational principles of integrity and compliance.
  • Ensure that contracts and proposals are properly entered into organizational databases and securely maintained.
  • Develop standards for contracts, including presentation of budget, payment terms, general language and provisions.
  • Perform appropriate clinical, administrative and operational research to support proposal and contract development.
  • Conduct contract strategy meetings to identify issues and client requirements, facilitate pricing discussions, and obtain senior management input on timelines and deliverables.
  • Draft contractual provisions based on strategy discussions, senior management input, and organizational needs and expectations.
  • Assure accuracy and appropriateness of contract text and attachments.
  • Interface with insurance companies regarding adequacy of coverage and purchasing needs.
  • Serve as primary organizational contact during contract negotiations.
  • Engage relevant stakeholders in negotiation decisions involving legal or regulatory requirements, contract standards and cost targets.
  • Develop and execute negotiation strategies that minimize potential losses and benefit the healthcare organization’s financial performance.
  • Maintain deadlines on deliverables and communicate on an ongoing basis with business partners and internal clients about contractual issues.
  • Ensure best in class and complete implementation of executed contracts.
  • Review and audit contractual performance of both parties to ensure compliance with terms and to identify conflicts or changes requiring resolution at contract renewal.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, healthcare management or related field preferred. (In some cases, an advanced degree may be desirable.)
  • Prior work experience in a contract management role, such as purchasing or contracting.
  • Proficiency in utilizing and interpreting financial models and analyses.
  • Experience in applying organizational standards when developing requests for proposals, negotiating terms and drafting contracts.
  • Ability to use analytical tools (excel) to evaluate contracts.
  • Highly organized
  • Development of some sort of data base (maybe access) to organize contracts
  • Credentialing knowledge
  • Persistent
  • Influential to work across the organization as needed
  • Ability to systematically analyze complex problems, draw relevant conclusions and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written skills, and ability to convey complex information in a way that others can readily follow.
  • Excellent negotiating and persuasive skills, both in one-on one and group situations.
  • English language proficiency, both verbal & written; includes exceptional grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary skills as well as ability to articulate position(s) well
  • Negotiation and Persuasion skills
  • Charismatic; able to relate to others, find common connections, and use them as leverage

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

 

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