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Providence Associate Corporate Counsel in Renton, Washington

Description

General Summary:

We are seeking an Associate Counsel to be responsible, under the guidance of a Senior Corporate Counsel and Corporate Counsel, for providing general legal services and assigned specific projects for the Providence St. Joseph Health ("PSJH") system. This role requires living in one of the following states: WA, OR, CA, AK, TX, NM or MT (relocation assistance will be provided if needed).

The Associate Counsel provides legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of numerous areas of law and policy and conducts research and analysis to provide policy recommendations. Responsibilities also include preparing written opinions and guidance for the executive management teams and other internal clients and drafts and reviewing contracts for the organization, with emphasis on physician and vendor agreements. The Associate Counsel keeps informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments relating to hospital and physician legal requirements, and other matters of interest, and strives to carry out the essential position accountabilities in a timely manner in response to client needs. The ability to work in a team setting is essential.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides valued, strategic, and practical legal services and solutions to PSJH with exceptional responsiveness and stewardship to all areas of PSJH with a focus on providing practical solutions to complex legal issues.

  • Coordinates with DLA colleagues to provide timely and effective legal services and solutions.

  • Serves as a “point of contact” for PSJH hospital administrative teams to remain knowledgeable about their legal needs and challenges and assure such are met.

  • Provides research and drafts legal opinions for the determination and resolution of complex legal issues and the same with respect to moderately complicated legal issues but generally in a non-supervised context.

  • Participates in the supervision and preparation of defense in non-malpractice litigation matters and with outside counsel in the development of legal strategy, preparation of pleadings and briefs, and supervision of their work.

  • Utilize DLA’s process to track outside counsel expenditures and report progress to more senior department attorneys.

  • Keeps informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments relating to PSJH legal requirements, and other matters of interest, and continues to develop expertise in health care specialized areas of law (e.g. Stark, Anti-kickback Statute, Medicare reimbursement, privacy laws (including HIPAA), etc.)

  • Provides guidance and interacts with various PSJH’s corporate and community Boards.

  • Provides research, factual information, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or issues; similar functions on a more independent basis with respect to moderately complicated legal matters.

  • Ability to function independently to review and draft routine contracts and prepare documentation for basic transactions; ability to provide legal advice with respect to complex contracts and transactions when working closely with a more senior department attorney.

  • Participates (generally speaking) in providing regular and timely legal information as a continuing educational resource for Providence, including assisting with development of presentations and written summaries regarding regulatory/legal changes affecting such operations/ministries.

  • Development of understanding for business issues involved in transactional matters; ability to provide feedback to more senior department attorneys and clients on the same.

  • Prepares, drafts and reviews legal documents, including but not limited to governing documents (e.g., articles, bylaws, etc.) and agreements in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and policies, and in accordance with relevant legal relationships.

  • Provides legal guidance to Providence’s Integrity, Audit and Compliance Services Department and assists with investigations, self-reporting, policy development, and resolution of complaints.

  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the values of PSJH.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. - Degree from an accredited law school, or the equivalent.

  • Admission to one of the following footprint State Bars: WA, OR, CA, AK, TX, NM, MT within 12 months of hire for continued employment.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a healthcare-related field such as a private law firm, in-house legal setting, or public/regulatory organization.

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

Accepting a new position at another facility that is part of the Providence family of organizations may change your current benefits. Changes in benefits, including paid time-off, happen for various reasons. These reasons can include changes of Legal Employer, FTE, Union, location, time-off plan policies, availability of health and welfare benefit plan offerings, and other various reasons.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Shared Services is a service line within Providence that provides a variety of functional and system support services for our family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 253152
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Legal
Job Function: Legal/Compliance/Risk
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 4007 SS LEGAL 1
Address: WA Renton 620 Naches Ave SW
Work Location: Blackriver Corporate Park-Renton
Pay Range: $77.96 - $127.07
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.