Contracts Specialist (open to remote)

1 month agoJacksonville, FL

Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Availity has the powerful tools, actionable insights and expansive network reach that medical businesses need to get an edge in an industry constantly redefined by change.

Availity is a Healthcare IT company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL with an office in Indianapolis, IN and a large and thriving remote team comprising almost 20% of our US based associates. Availity operates the largest real-time information network in healthcare, connecting two million providers, to every health plan, coast to coast. We work collaboratively with health plans and providers to disrupt an antiquated healthcare system by solving core issues in the way stakeholders communicate. Fixing the broken provider data management process and creating real-time communication of risk and quality information are just two of the ways Availity is streamlining this process. Availity also offers providers, hospitals, and health systems revenue cycle and patient financial management solutions. We help prepare our providers for the rise in consumerism and value-based care, so that they can get paid accurately, and timely, for their services.

Sponsorship, in any form, is not available for this position.

Availity is looking for a Contracts Specialist with demonstrated experience in IT transactional law to join our team in Jacksonville, FL. We are open to remote for candidates with remote work experience.

As a Contracts Specialist, you will report to the Senior Contracts Manager and will be primarily responsible for contracting and transactional activities. This position is responsible for supporting the Availity payer and provider business, as well as the Availity Legal Department. The Contracts Specialist will draft, review, revise and manage various legal agreements (including Availity templates) under attorney supervision, maintain and update the Availity contract management system, and assist with special projects as needed. Extensive experience drafting routine and complex contracts is a requirement for this position.

To be qualified for this position, you:
• Must have a passion for and strong experience drafting, reviewing and redlining contracts as this will be the major scope of your work.
• Must have experience in a high-volume IT/Software organization.
• Must have deep IT transactional experience.
• Should have knowledge of HIPAA and data privacy and data security laws.
• Must have excellent organization skills as you will be working on as many as 15 contracts at a time.

You will:
• Draft, review, revise and track the status of various customer and vendor contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, Business Associate Agreements, services agreements, amendments, and terminations under attorney supervision.
• Act as a key point of contact for questions / needs regarding contracts.
• Prepare contract summaries and issues lists to present to the legal team, business team or customers for review, as needed.
• Assist the Legal Department with managing deadlines and act as a liaison to internal business departments.
• Work with the Legal Department to update form contracts and template agreements to support business initiatives and legal requirements.
• Maintain and update the contract management system in accordance with contract lifecycle best practices.
• Participate in calls with clients and with internal stakeholders and answer questions regarding contracting.
• Support RFP responses.

What skills you need in order to be considered:
• B.A. in related field, plus five years relevant work experience or 10 years relevant work experience in healthcare or financial services.
• Five to seven years of professional experience in a software contracts specialist role strongly preferred.
• Proven ability to independently draft and understand complex contractual language.
• Work experience in highly-regulated industries, especially health care, preferred.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide variety of agreements, while demonstrating initiative, accountability and leadership.
• Strategic and analytical thinking.
• Sound decision-making ability.
• Extensive experience using document comparison software.

Why work at Availity:

• Culture, Culture, Culture! Availity was recently certified a "Great Place to Work"!
• Don't feel like wearing a suit? You will fit right in; you can wear jeans - we are a business casual environment...unless of course you are meeting with customers.
• You like food trucks? We have them almost daily at our office (when we're back to normal).
• Like food trucks a little too much? We also have an onsite gym with showers.
• We work hard and play hard! Need to get a quick break in between meetings? We have Ping Pong, Foosball, an Arcade, and XBox to help you decompress - and we have a massage therapist onsite once a week for a little relaxation too.
• We've got you covered with free coffee, lemonade and tea anytime you want.
• We offer a competitive salary, bonus structure, unlimited PTO and a 401k match program that is vested on day one!
• Want to work for an organization that gives back to the community? You're at the right place! Availity partners with various organizations, both locally and nationally, to raise awareness, funds and morale as our staff members volunteer their time and funds to engage the organizations campaign.

Why you want to work on this team
• The Legal and Compliance team plays an integral role in helping Availity make healthcare more efficient.
• You will further develop your contracting expertise by working with an experienced, sophisticated and dynamic team on complex customer and supplier contracts.

Next steps in process:
After you apply, you will receive text/email messages thanking you for applying and then you will continue to receive more text/email messages alerting you as to where you are in the recruitment process.
• Interview process:
o Recruiter resume review
o Manager resume review
o Recruiter phone screen
o Manager phone/Zoom interview
o Panel video/Zoom interview

Availity is an equal opportunity employer and makes decisions in employment matters without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Availity is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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