As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to the company that gives you the resources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitive benefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!
The Contracts Managers reviews and responds to changes to standard template contract provisions during the negotiation process, and negotiates and/or provides negotiating strategies for a defined portfolio of complex contracts to maximize value and mitigate risk for Conifer. The Contracts Managers continually enhances supplier and client contract templates based on â��best practicesâ�� and â��lessons learnedâ��. The Contracts Manager identifies enhanced functionality and the benefits of such enhanced functionality in the contract management repository and upon receiving approval, lead the implementation of the enhanced functionality.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Others may be assigned.
Update contract templates and analyze changes to standard template provisions in complex contracts being negotiated, identify risk areas, provide negotiating strategies, support senior management during the negotiating process to ensure contractual terms maximize value and minimizes risk to Conifer.
Identify enhanced functionality and the benefits of such enhanced functionality in the contract management repository and upon receiving approval, lead the implementation of the enhanced functionality
Draft and review change control notices to ensure compliance with contract provisions and facilitate the change control process obtain required approvals.
Enhance contract and governance templates and process to â��best practiceâ�� standards and to incorporate â��lessons learnedâ��.
Facilitate the RFP process and other supplier assessment processes to ensure supplier selection process is objective and the supplier selected meets the operational and service level performance requirements, provides market competitive pricing and flexible terms to allow Conifer to adjust to changing business needs OR
Facilitate responses to the contract term sections of Requests for Information for potential Conifer clients and provide contract support to Sales during the .sale cycle as required.
If direct report positions are listed below, the following responsibilities will be performed in accordance with guidelines, policies and procedures and applicable laws. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Direct Reports (titles) Contracts Specialist
Conifer requires its candidates, as applicable and as permitted by law, to obtain and provide confirmation of all required vaccinations and screenings prior to the start of employment. This may include, but is not limited to, the COVID-19 vaccination, influenza vaccination, and/or any future required vaccines and screenings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Proven ability and understanding of standard business contract terms
Proven ability to analyze contracts to identify business risk and provide negotiating strategies (both client and supplier is preferable)
Customer-driven and focused; responsive to the customerâ��s needs
Proven ability to work independently and to work collaboratively on teams, to proactively take the initiative required to resolve issues, and to perform multiple tasks concurrently
Proven ability to adapt to changing priorities with quality and within a short timeline.
Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced environment
Proven ability to manage in a matrix environment, without direct authority.
Proven ability to facilitate a cross-functional team
Effective interpersonal/communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
Effective time management skills
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.
Bachelorâ��s degree (Preference for Business or Healthcare Administration)
Masterâ��s degree preferred but not required
Minimum of 10 years of experience in contract development and negotiation of high dollar contracts
Minimum of 15 years of relevant business experience
Candidate has developed business terms for services agreements including statements of work, service level agreements, etc. (both client and supplier is preferable)
Candidate has experience working with legal in negotiating business terms and master agreement terms
Experience in the healthcare industry preferred but not required
Include minimum certification required to perform the job.
IACCM or National Organization Contract Manager Certification preferred but not required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work in sitting position, use computer and answer telephone
Ability to travel
Includes ability to walk through hospital-based departments across broad campus settings, including Emergency Department environments
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office Work Environment
Hospital Work Environment
Approximately 25% travel may be required
Job: Conifer Health Solutions
Primary Location: Dallas, Texas
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.