Sarah Cannon Corporate Counsel
Nashville , Tennessee
October 23, 2017

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is comprised of locally-managed facilities that include more than 250 hospitals and freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, employing approximately 230,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities resulting in more than 26M patient encounters each year.

HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we provide by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality.

Additional Facts:

• Ranked 63 in Fortune 500
• Computerworld Top 50 Best Places to Work in IT since 2009
• Named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" since 2010
• 106 HCA hospitals are on The Joint Commission's list of top performers on key quality measures.


Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon's cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 1,000 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center.


The Corporate Counsel will be part of the Sarah Cannon Legal Department and will report to the VP, Legal Counsel. The Corporate Counsel will perform legal work on a broad range of legal matters affecting the Company and will interact regularly with a variety of in-house clients, external customers and regulatory authorities.


Duties include but are not limited to:

• Serve as lead counsel for Sarah Cannon's Site Support Organization;
• Serve as legal resource for Sarah Cannon and in matters pertaining to the collection and use of research and clinical patient data;
• Provide backup services for other attorneys in the Legal Department when needed as a result of leave, workload or otherwise;
• Maintain a working knowledge of legal requirements that affect the Company's compliance and legal obligations; provide education to internal customers as needed and upon request;
• Identify business risks on an ongoing basis; communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution;
• Provide practical, timely and high quality advice to internal clients on a wide variety of substantive legal issues pertaining to research, including FDA regulations related to clinical trials, HIPAA privacy rules, fraud and abuse laws, and general legal liability;
• Review, negotiate and draft various types of complex legal agreements; interpret existing agreements; counsel clients on structure and terms of potential transactions and rights and obligations under existing agreements; and advise and assist clients in the management of and resolution of disputes which may arise under ongoing agreements;;
• Provide advice to internal clients on compliance with HCA policies pertaining to the Company's business;
• As requested, represent the Legal Department in meetings with internal and external clients and business partners;
• Establish rapport and a positive working relationship with personnel at all levels of the Company to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel;
• Assist VP, Legal Counsel in monitoring and maintaining an effective ethics and compliance program for Sarah Cannon, including conducting training sessions for employees from time to time as requested.


• Practice and adhere to the Code of Conduct and Mission and Value Statement
• Complete training assignments by the due date.



• Understanding of clinical research from perspective of a research site, sponsor and/or CRO;
• Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting clinical research industry;
• Knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security laws and regulations related to the collection and use of data for quality and research activities;
• Understanding of legal issues pertaining to oncology clinical services and research is strongly preferred.


• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal;
• Good judgment and strong interpersonal skills;
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, project management, and risk assessment skills;
• Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
• Ability to learn new software programs as needed (e.g., contract management software).
Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties
• Strong customer service orientation;
• Ability to communicate legal issues and risks in non-"legalese" terminology; desire and ability to understand business and financial issues as context for providing legal advice;
• Ability to negotiate and draft both simple and complex agreements;
• Ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively and to make "on the spot" risk calls;
• Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize appropriately and adapt quickly to new situations;
• Ability to lead, as well as collaborate and function well in a team environment;
• Ability to work independently, assemble client resources, meet tight deadlines;
• Ability to be decisive and to exercise sound judgment;
• Ability to manage paralegals and other support staff.


JD is mandatory for this position. You also must be already in the bar in the State of Tennessee in good standing or be able to join the bar in Tennessee.


A minimum of 5 years of experience is needed for a successful candidate.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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