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Position Summary/Career Interest
Operating independently, the Contract Analyst III is accountable for the contracting process, including analysis and negotiation of contract terms and conditions and for drafting contracts as needed. Position ensures that contracts include appropriate provisions in compliance with Hospital policy, accreditation standards, and federal and state healthcare program regulations. The position supports departments across the organization, at all levels of leadership, and requires the ability to work under tight deadlines and provide creative solutions to resolve conflict with external parties. In collaboration with department management provides day to day mentoring for Contract Analyst I and Contract Analyst II and serves as a staff resource for special contracting issues. The successful candidate will be equally effective as an individual contributor and a team player.
Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and/or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required
Analyzes and negotiates contract terms and conditions for multiple contract types, including, but not limited to purchasing, capital acquisition, maintenance, clinical affiliations, patient transfer, professional services.
Ensures that contracts effectively protect the interests of the organization by managing the entire life-cycle of contracts, from initial review through expirations or termination.
Ensures contracts include appropriate provisions in compliance with Hospital policy, accreditation standards, and federal and state healthcare program regulations by using standard Hospital templates and negotiating the terms of vendor-provided agreements.
Provides timely review and negotiation of contracts presented by internal clients through excellent interpersonal, organization, and time management skills.
Meets or exceeds departmental goals for contract review turnaround times, while ensuring that each internal client receives the highest level of quality of service available.
Develops and maintains positive, effective working relationships with teammates, internal clients and resources, and external parties to ensure effective collaboration on all contracting activities.
Maintains and expands knowledge of healthcare contracting issues by pro-actively seeking out self-directed & company sponsored training opportunities.
Makes positive contributions to team and organization through ongoing collaboration with colleagues, and by serving as a subject matter expert for internal clients, providing counsel on contractual terms and corporate contracting policy in an easy to understand manner.
Increases the scope and quality of contracting department services by initiating and managing special department projects.
In collaboration with department management provides day to day mentoring for Contract Analyst I and Contract Analyst II and serves as a staff resource for special contracting issues.
Min 5 years contracting experience.
Demonstrated skill set in contract negotiations, drafting contracts and excellent team collaboration as evaluated by the department director.
Master's degree in business or related field
Healthcare contracting experience; add'l experience in other areas of healthcare
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As an academic medical center, The University of Kansas Health System occupies a unique position in the region’s healthcare community, caring for patients that other hospitals do not have the resources or expertise to treat. Our physicians represent more than 200 medical specialties and services. These specialists work collaboratively to provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options within a continuous network of care. The University of Kansas Health System does not receive state or local funding. As a not-for-profit, we reinvest our revenue into facilities, technology and resources that elevate the level of patient care we provide.