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Health Privacy and Technology Senior Attorney
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About Stoel Rives and the Health Care Group
Recognized as one of the premier health care practices in the Pacific Northwest, we serve as trusted advisors and help develop solutions that enable our health care clients to manage current changes and position themselves for success in the coming years.
If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.
Stoel Rives LLP seeks an experienced attorney to join the Health Care Group in its Portland or Seattle office. Candidates must have at least 5 years’ experience working with clients in the health care industry on matters involving HIPAA and other health information privacy and security regulations, as well as federal antikickback and Stark regulations.
Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role
We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect one human to embody all of these skills, but if you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.
- Experience assisting clients with digital health or mHealth solutions and proficient advising clients on development and revision of privacy and security policies and procedures;
- Negotiation of business associate agreements, data use agreements, and data transfer agreements; conducting HIPAA risk analysis; data incident response and breach notification (including risk assessments); and licensing of electronic health records.
- Familiarity with other state and federal security requirements a plus (e.g., 42 CFR Part 2).
- Privacy or information security certification (e.g., CIPP/US, CISSP, CHISSP) preferred but not required.
- Familiarity with advising hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, behavioral health providers, pharmacies, managed care companies, federally qualified health centers, medical device manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of health care industry vendors.
- Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to understand how a project serves clients goals;
- A commitment to client service and team success;
- JD from an accredited university; and
- Membership in the Oregon or Washington State Bar strongly preferred.
What You Will Learn as Part of Our Team
Shortly after joining the team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in negotiation of business associate, data access/use, licensing, brokerage, and data processing agreements; research regarding state data privacy and disclosure laws and evaluation of uses and disclosures under HIPAA; evaluation and drafting of consent forms, notices of privacy practices, technology licensing; preparation of notices of privacy practices and other consumer, employee, and recruitment privacy notices; data incident/data breach response; risk or gap assessments; and/or government investigation responses.
A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?” At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm. We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.
How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives
At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes an inclusive parental leave policy, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ spouses and partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.
We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.
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What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment
Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.
We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities, along with participation in the OnRamp Fellowship for legal returners and the OnTrack Sponsorship program. Additional information on these programs, can be found here.
Transactional Health Care Attorney
Studebaker Nault, PLLC is recruiting a mid-level or senior level attorney with a minimum of three years’ experience focused on the health care industry. The ideal candidate has experience with business transactions and health care operations, associated regulatory issues and compliance, as well as experience in health care litigation to augment the firm’s litigation practice.
Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding writing and communication skills, an entrepreneurial drive, and a strong commitment to client service. Candidates with law firm experience preferred. Admission in Washington, Oregon or Alaska required. Compensation package dependent on experience.
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Asst General Counsel
MultiCare believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. Contributions can be within and outside of assigned responsibilities. It is our expectation that each employee will offer services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
JOB TITLE: Asst General Counsel POSITION CODE: A3093
DEPARTMENT: Legal Services FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: SVP & General Counsel DATE: August 2021
- The Assistant General Counsel assists MultiCare business leaders, in-house and external counsel on transaction and regulatory matters, including professional and clinical service agreement, transactions, joint ventures, affiliations, mergers & acquisitions, clinical service agreements and other affiliations. The incumbent partners with management, Compliance and Internal Audit to provide legal advice and direction on regulatory issues such as EMTALA, HIPAA, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, Stark and Anti-kickback issues in all aspects of health system operations, medical staff issues, bed licensing, protective orders and subpoenas; serves as a subject matter expert, educational resource, problem solver and strategic advisor, to MultiCare business leaders and colleagues on healthcare transaction and regulatory issues; assists business leaders and outside consulting resources in the evaluation of business and transaction opportunities, negotiations, drafting, and coordinating legal aspects of transactions (including legal due diligence) and engagement and oversight of outside counsel.
- MultiCare Legal Services works in a distributed/remote environment. Some travel is required for team meetings and other in-person meetings. Candidates residing in the Pacific Northwest or Intermountain West regions are encouraged to apply.
- Drafts, reviews and negotiates contracts and transactions for the organization which are in line with federal and state laws including but not limited to joint venture agreements, clinical services agreements, vendor agreements, business acquisitions and lease agreements as requested.
- Provides key legal support for transactional and strategic initiatives, including partnering with business leaders in negotiating transactions, handling and overseeing transactional projects, conducting due diligence, drafting transactional documents and managing outside counsel.
- Advises subsidiaries, employees, and medical staff regarding legal implications of health care organization and delivery.
- Recommends strategic and appropriate business forms and structure for new ventures and transactions and assesses liability involved with business transactions.
- Works collaboratively with attorneys, paralegals and other colleagues in Legal Services in connection with transaction and regulatory matters.
- Assists in preparation of corporate governance documents.
- Partners with management and members of the compliance department on regulatory issues including HIPAA, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, Stark and Anti-kickback issues.
- Monitors outside legal counsel to assure quality and cost-effectiveness.
- Assists with the review and revision of system policies and procedures.
- Prepares and provides educational presentations on topics relating to regulatory compliance.
- Actively consults with system departments as requested.
- Monitors health care transaction and regulatory legislation and participates in work groups to operationalize changes in legislation that affect MultiCare.
- Participates in or coordinates special projects as requested.
- Completes legal research as requested.
- Participates in continuing legal education pertinent to job requirements.
- Maintains legal consultant role with administrative staff, nursing staff, medical staff, other employees, outside attorneys, and others, as needed for the completion of projects.
- Attends and participates in functions, sponsored by MultiCare, to communicate to the community and enhance the organization’s standing among healthcare providers and the public.
- Contributes to the success of the organization by meeting organizational competency expectations, continuously learning, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned.
- Fostering Teamwork
- Developing Others
- Customer Focus
- Quality and Strategic Focus
- Financial and Operational Management
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- General working knowledge of the following: general medical and hospital practices and operations, licensing and accreditation requirements, medical staff, credentialing and corrective action issues, FMV analysis, regulatory compliance issues (including HIPAA, nonprofit/tax-exempt entity issues, antitrust, Stark/AKS and fraud and abuse laws, medical/hospital, health information technology, payor contracting, etc.
- Knowledge of the principles of law/legal matters to effectively analyze data and make decisions
- Skill in negotiating deal terms to accomplish business objectives
- Skill in directing the work and activities of staff with the ability to delegate effectively
- Skill in time management and ability to meet deadlines
- Skill in helping create high-performing teams
- Ability to work collaboratively with business leaders to advance the mission, vision, values and strategies of the organization
- Ability to establish a climate that achieves optimal performance levels
- Ability to establish and maintain a cohesive work team
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Ability to accept responsibility willingly
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to set priorities and use good judgement
- Ability to be caring, sympathetic, calm, and able to work as part of a team
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Juris Doctorate (JD) from accredited law school
- Licensed to practice law. Successful candidates will also be required to obtain Washington State licensure within first year of employment (“House Counsel” licensure acceptable.)
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a health system corporate legal department or law firm with significant involvement in combination of regulatory, compliance, risk management, insurance, quality and safety, employment and contractual issues/matters and additional experience with health care transactions, joint ventures, affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, and governance matters
Job descriptions represent a general outline of job duties, functions and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition, jobs evolve over time and therefore their description may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point in time.
It is MultiCare’s policy to base hiring decisions solely on the individual’s ability to perform essential job functions. Persons with disabilities are eligible for this position provided they can perform those functions with reasonable accommodation.
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Requisition Number INHOU01602
Seattle, WA, USA
With a long history of excellence in remote medical training, Remote Medical International now operates as a multimillion-dollar global company providing customers with medical support services, supplies, and much more in challenging environments worldwide. The primary functions of the In-House Counsel are to lead the operations of the Legal Department and to provide legal advice and strategy to the Company’s executive team. Negotiate client and vendor contracts and lead enterprise-wide compliance. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified and fast-paced workload.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Advise on legal risk across RMI entities and jurisdictions, including international waters.
- Advise on short and long-term legal strategy for the Company.
- Present to Company Executives and Board, as appropriate.
- Draft and negotiate contracts.
- Manage privacy compliance.
- Manage clinical compliance.
- Support senior leadership through mergers and acquisitions.
- Create and update contract templates, and assist with contract disputes
- Manage outside counsel.
- Manage small intellectual property portfolio of trademarks.
- Set up and maintain US and international legal entities.
- Manage corporate governance.
- Draft policies, procedures, and agreements.
- Support Human Resources for personnel contracts and claims.
- Monitor and analyze pending legislation and assist in governmental affairs.
- Support Finance and annual audits.
- Lead engagement across internal business departments to identify and resolve legal and business issues.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
This position will have supervisory responsibilities and manage one part-time In-House Counsel on the Legal Team, and a Contract Specialist.
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.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
- J.D. from an ABA-accredited Law School
- Ten to fifteen years of legal experience , preferably with at least part spent in the healthcare industry.
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
- Advanced proficiency in Google suite of applications
- Working knowledge of document control and/or management systems
- Working knowledge of CRM systems such as Salesforce.com
- General computer & technology literacy
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Strong time management and prioritization skills.
- Strong written English language skills.
- Strong verbal communications skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Self-driven, enthusiastic, and strong team player with excellent customer relationship management skills.
- Proven ability to network outside of current client base, identify and pursue new business opportunities.
- Excellent attention to detail and superb organizational skills.
- Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment.
- Meticulously track documentation and maintain extremely organized records.
- Ability to produce results with high efficiency and accuracy.
- Ability to write and edit professional correspondence with a focus on a high degree of professionalism and customer-service.
- Excellent legal research, writing, and editing skills.
- Self-starter and independent working style.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
- Licensed in any state.
All conditions, skills and abilities listed below 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 job functions.
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment 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. This position is in a standard office environment with desktop business equipment and frequent telephone calls. Noise level is moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time. The employee must constantly reach with hands and fingers. Employee must be able to work in close contact with small and large groups. Frequent hearing and talking is required. The employee must constantly reach with hands and fingers. Extensive keyboardt yping is required.
Preferred: Current and complete COVID Vaccination.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees whohave access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functionscannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensationinformation, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’slegal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Associate General Counsel I or II Portland, Seattle, Boise or Salt Lake City
The Associate General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to all divisions within the corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates to contribute effectively toward accomplishment of corporate objectives. In particular, the primary focus of this position includes the interpretation of state and federal laws/regulations that apply to health insurance issuers and health plans, such as the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, and ERISA. Successful candidates will also bring a collaborative approach to solving legal and regulatory challenges while striving toward health care innovation and corporate strategic goals.
General Functions and Outcomes:
- Advises officers and employees on general corporate legal matters
- Responds to requests from various divisions of the corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates dealing with corporate legal matters.
- Ensures that legal documents and contracts are legally sufficient, complete, well written and understandable.
- Assures that the corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates are adequately represented for legal issues including business policies, contracts and against actual and threatened litigation
- Reviews and/or drafts new or modified policies, contracts and other documents.
- Makes compromise settlement decisions within authority limits set by the General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer
- Develops and maintains professional competence. • Provides mentoring of Associate General Counsels to improve and hone their skills and ensure that their performance is of the highest quality.
- Selects outside council to represent on various matters and may manage outside counsel as well as the legal issue.
- Performs other legal, administrative or management functions as directed by General Counsels or Chief Legal Officer.
- Demonstrated knowledge of general corporate and health insurance law.
- Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal corporate and insurance regulations and compliance standards.
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, including management staff and officers.
- Demonstrated ability to provide thorough analysis on legal issues, meet deadlines and follow through on assignments.
- Demonstrated competency to manage large volumes of information and priorities.
Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above:
Associate General Counsel I must be a graduate of an accredited law school, have a license in good standing to practice law in the state where the position is based or the ability to become licensed in a reasonable period of time. At least two years’ experience as an attorney in corporate, government or law firm or equivalent experience which may be satisfied by excellent academic credentials and/or other experience/knowledge that demonstrates required skill set.
Associate General Counsel II must be a graduate of an accredited law school, licensed to practice law in the state where the position is based or ability to become licensed in a reasonable period of time. At least 3 years experience as an Associate General Counsel I with a high level performance rating or 5 years as an attorney in corporate, government or law firm or equivalent experience which may be satisfied by excellent academic credentials and/or other experience/knowledge that demonstrated required skill set.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registration, Etc.:
Everyone is a health care consumer deserving of a simpler, more personalized experience. Cambia is transforming the health care system to revolve around people. For over 100 years we’ve designed people-first health solutions rooted in the nation’s first health plan, a loggers’ wage pool established in the Pacific Northwest. Today that pioneering spirit aligns our family of over 20 companies, including 4 not-for-profit BlueCross and BlueShield licensed health plans serving over 3 million Americans.
Cambia blends data science with a compassionate human perspective to anticipate people’s needs and empower them to make smarter health care choices.
Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Corporate Counsel to our location in Seattle, WA.
The Corporate Counsel position, under the guidance of a VP, Senior Corporate Counsel, is responsible for providing general legal services for Providence St. Joseph Health (“Providence”), and for specific projects as assigned. This position has a degree of independence exercised in performing the duties and responsibilities and the relative legal complexity of work assignments.
The Corporate Counsel provides legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of numerous areas of law and policy, and where appropriate, conducts research and analysis to provide policy recommendations. In addition, this position prepares written opinions and guidance for the executive management teams and other internal clients and drafts and reviews contracts for the organization, with emphasis on physician and vendor agreements. The Corporate 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.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
- Advises business clients on compliance with the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Medicare and Medicaid billing rules, HIPAA, and EMTALA.
- Drafts and reviews physician agreements, including medical director agreements, on-call agreements, and professional services agreements.
- Prepares and reviews business associate agreements and advises business clients on compliance with HIPAA, as well as other state and federal privacy statutes and regulations.
- Provides valued, strategic, and practical legal advice to executive leadership.
- Provides research and technical support and drafts legal opinions for the determination and resolution of complex legal issues.
- Develops and is recognized (within DLA) for expertise in health care law (e.g., Stark, Medicare reimbursement, privacy laws, HIPAA etc.)
- Coordinates with the VP, Senior Corporate Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel in providing assistance and guidance regarding Providence legal affairs.
- 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 analysis, advice and counsel for legal issues. Actively participates in providing regular and timely legal information as a continuing educational resource for Providence operations/ministries, including development of presentation materials, delivery of presentations, and development of written summaries regarding regulatory/legal changes affecting such operations/ministries.
- Provides legal guidance on legal matters to Providence’s Integrity, Audit and Compliance Services Department and provides assistance with internal investigations.
- Coordinates with DLA litigation counsel to provide advice to client regarding litigation management, including whether a case should be tried or settled.
- Remains current and knowledgeable with respect to issues affecting health care.
- Manage outside counsel, including establishing scope of work, budgeting, monitoring their work, and reviewing and approving invoices for services provided.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the VP, Senior Corporate Counsel and/or Deputy General Counsel
Required qualifications for this position include:
- Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, or the equivalent. Admission to State Bar of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Montana or New Mexico within twelve (12) months of employment is required for continued employment.
- Minimum 8 years of relevant health care legal experience in public or private law firm setting or demonstrated experience governing hospital/health care operations in-house advising a complex health care services organization or system, or academic medical center.
- Must possess highly effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work indirectly, collaboratively and effectively with other Providence team members including senior leadership. Able to manage assignments independently with minimal direct supervision.
- Preferred experience includes working with and providing input regarding legislative proposals as well as proposed and final regulations, the Medicare Modernization Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and advising clients regarding reimbursement matters and billing and coding issues.
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