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Providence Associate Counsel in Alaska

Description

Associate Counsel - Legal at Providence Health System Office.

This position is eligible for remote work subject to approval and adherence to Providence guidelines.

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") ministries.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Under the supervision of a Senior Corporate Counsel, 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 under the guidance of a more senior department attorney, and the same with respect to moderately complicated legal issues but generally in a non-supervised context.

  • Working closely with a more senior department attorney, participates in the supervision and preparation of defense in non-malpractice litigation matters and participates with outside counsel in the development of legal strategy, preparation of pleadings and briefs, and supervision of their work. Utilizing 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 requirement, 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.

  • Working closely with a more senior department attorney, 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 a coordinated manner with a more senior department attorney) 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.

  • Working closely with a more senior department attorney, 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.

  • 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.

  • Admission to one of the following footprint State Bars: WA, OR, CA, AK, TX, NM, MT within 12 months of employment is required for continued employment. Individuals may reside outside of these 7 states.

Salary Range by location:

NorCal (Napa, Sonoma)

Min: $83.24, Max: $138.39

Southern California, NorCal (Humboldt) AK ( Kodiack, Seward, Valdez)

Min: $74.19, Max: $123.34

WA Puget Sound, OR ( Portland) AK ( Anchorage)

Min: $71.18 , Max: $118.33

OR ( Hood River, Medford, Seaside)

Min: $66.35, Max: $110.31

Eastern WA ( Richland, Spokane, Walla Walla)

Min: $63.34, Max: $105.29

Montana

Min: $57.30, Max: $95.27

Texas/NM

Min: $54.29, Max: $90.25

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.

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.

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.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 147716
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
Pay Range: $71.18 - $118.33
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.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate 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.