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Posted 1/28/2021

Health Promotion and Management, Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor R20088

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: Bellevue WA, WA

Division: Academic Affairs

Job Number: R20088

Job Status: Full-Time Represented Tenure-Track

DESCRIPTION

An assistant (tenure-track) professor in Health Promotion & Management program performs responsibilities under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Dean of Health Sciences, Education and Wellness Institute (HSEWI). This position will have the opportunity to teach a broad range of courses that may include, but not limited to: Health Promotion, Planning & Needs Assessment, Health & Wellness Coaching, Epidemiology, Public Health, and Internship Field Experience.

This position is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.

COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE

Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $66,580.43 ; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate’s education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $71,390.63 unless exceptional circumstances prevail. We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; temporary housing; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc. For more details about Bellevue College’s excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/futurevision/core-themes/, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute is composed of fourteen unique programs which address critical workforce needs in the region and nation. Each program focuses on providing education and training for professions in healthcare, education, and wellness. The BAS in Health & Wellness is one of five baccalaureate-level programs in the Institute, which also encompasses numerous two-year degrees and short certificates.

POSITION DUTIES

The individual in this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform student-centered teaching at a minimum load of 15 credits per quarter for a multi-cultural, multi-ability, multilingual student population
  • Be available to teach classes on a variety of days, including evenings
  • Assess learning outcomes
  • Foster a positive, caring, equitable learning environment where differences and pluralism are valued, and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
  • Provide culturally-responsive advising, such as navigating obstacles that underrepresented and historically marginalized students populations may experience in colleges (e.g., students with disabilities, students of color, first generation college students, LBGTQia students, Veterans, 2nd language learners, etc.)
  • Participate in ongoing curriculum development, revision, and implementation that incorporates multi-cultural perspectives
  • Participate in governance responsibilities with colleagues
  • Maintain excellence, current knowledge and skills in teaching health and wellness content
  • Participate in the life and culture of the department, division and college, including the college-wide effort to dismantle barriers that can impact underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations
  • Perform related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Master’s degree or higher in Health, Public Health, Wellness, Physical Education, or a related field
  • Three (3) years teaching experience at secondary or post-secondary levels
  • Experience teaching historically represented, underserved, and marginalized populations, and a dedication to closing achievement and access gaps
  • Background or prior experience that shows ability to work in inclusive manner with diverse faculty, staff and student population

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Community college teaching experience
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and collaborative working experience
  • Experience developing internal and external partnerships
  • Experience with teaching methods that engage students and emphasize interaction
  • Demonstrated commitment to student learning
  • Experience addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues in health and wellness or higher education environment

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Applications received by 02/07/2021 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The position will begin Fall Quarter, 2021.

Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor positions are eligible for relocation allowance.

Background Check:

Prior to a new hire, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

How To Apply:

Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.

  • Complete an online Application
  • Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, including teaching experiences
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages)
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages) that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College. Please note that your Diversity Statement must be a separate response from your Teaching Philosophy.
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted – official transcripts required upon employment)

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2118247

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Posted 1/21/2021

Director of Privacy

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

As the Director of Privacy, you will function as Premera’s HIPAA Privacy Official and will be responsible for all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the organization’s privacy policies in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. In this role, you will advise management and the company on privacy issues affecting the company’s strategic direction as well as provide consultative advice and services.

What you will do:

    • Assist in the identification, implementation and maintenance of the organization’s information privacy policies and procedures, including all of the individual rights afforded under applicable law, and work closely with the company’s Chief Information Security Official and the cybersecurity team
    • Oversee, direct, deliver, and ensure delivery of privacy training and orientation to all employees and applicable business associates
    • Manage a dedicated Privacy Program team and corporate budget
    • Perform ongoing compliance monitoring activities of privacy policies, procedures, and practices, consistently apply sanctions for failure to comply with such requirements, and provide periodic reports to the Corporate Compliance Committee and the Audit & Compliance Committee of the Board
    • Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards, and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance
    • Cooperate with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of Civil Rights, other state and federal regulators, other legal entities, and organization officers in any compliance reviews or investigations

What you will bring:

    • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent work experience
    • Ten  years’ experience managing, or advising a privacy program, with significant knowledge and experience in state and federal information privacy laws, including but not limited to HIPAA and Washington state privacy laws.

Additional preferred skills and experiences include:

    • Three years’ experience as a Senior Level Privacy Official
    • Juris Doctor (JD) and passed WA State Bar Exam, or be eligible to take exam
    • Experience handling an Office for Civil Rights investigation
    • Prior healthcare or insurance background

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What we offer

    • Medical, vision and dental coverage
    • Life and disability insurance
    • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
    • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
    • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
    • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
    • Free parking

To apply: https://premera.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/premera/job/Mountlake-Terrace-WA/Director-of-Privacy_R23337-1

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:

Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Posted 8/24/2020

Associate Counsel III – Seattle, Washington

Providence is calling an Associate Counsel III to our location in Seattle, WA or CA.

We are seeking an Associate Counsel III to be responsible, under the guidance of the Senior Managing 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.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide 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. 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 more senior department attorney and the same with respect to moderately complicated legal issues, but generally in a non-supervised context.
  • Under the supervision of the Senior Managing Corporate Counsel, coordinates with Department of Legal Affairs (DLA) colleagues to provide timely and effective legal services and solutions. 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.
  • Keep informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments related 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 Statue, Medicare reimbursement, privacy laws (including HIPAA), etc.)
  • Provide guidance and interacts with PSJH’s fiduciary and Community Ministry Board members.
  • Working with outside counsel to defend/manage medical staff hearings and appeals, peer review proceedings and licensing matters, including reporting to state licensing boards and the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”). Performs due diligence functions and reviews in connection with transactional matters (acquisitions, financings, etc.).
  • 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.
  • 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. Development of understanding for business issues involved in transactional matters; ability to provide feedback to more senior department attorneys and clients on the same.
  • Participate (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
  • 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.
  • Prepare, draft and review 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.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to state bar in California or Washington within twelve (12) months of employment date for continued employment.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 3 years related experience.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Shared Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for our Providence 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 offer a full comprehensive range of benefits – see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/seattle-wa/associate-counsel-iii/D72B14C1D39F4B6AA0138FE47B481879/job/


Posted 7/28/2020

Policy Analyst

OIC CAREER OPPORTUNITY
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking civil service exempt position as a Policy Analyst with a Health Care Focus to join our Policy and Legislative Affairs Division in the Olympia office.

The OIC occupies a unique space in Washington state government involved with numerous high priority, healthcare programs. This position will be responsible for finding innovative ways to work through policy issues, manage stakeholder relationships, develop factual foundations for fiscal notes, and draft legislation and initiatives to solve policy issues. The incumbent can expect a fast-paced environment where their skills are added to a team working on the bleeding edge of healthcare issues in Washington State. By analyzing key issues, and helping develop initiatives, rules, and laws, you help further the agency’s mission related to health insurance.

If you’re interested in making your mark in state government using your research and analysis skills along with your ability to communicate complex issues to public audiences or to the legislature, this is an opportunity to join a team doing just that!

This is a civil service exempt position.  In addition to the comprehensive benefits package, the salary for this position is up to $89,004 annually, depending on qualifications.

The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.  The agency reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date on August 9th, 2020.  It is in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

The office of the Insurance Commissioner’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe.  We are still hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions.  The majority of our staff are working from home and we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.

AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state’s Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official.  Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state’s insurance industry.

With a workforce of approximately 240 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state’s general fund.

Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the ‘big picture’ of what we do and why we do it.  You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers.

We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.

To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here.

BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC
As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers:

  • An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans.
  • Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement.
  • Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable)
  • Free parking at our main office in Tumwater.
  • A stable funding source that does not rely on the state’s general fund.
  • The fulfillment of public service.
  • Excellent work-life balance.
  • Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities.
  • Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust.
  • Free Thurston County InterCity Transit STAR for public transportation.

Duties

  • Examine healthcare policy issues, including the review of background information, and develop alternative strategies, solutions and action plans.
  • Conduct thorough, high-quality research and analysis of policy issues on healthcare insurance and market issues.
  • Produce policy briefs, decision memos and recommendations, regulatory and legislative proposals, illustrative reports and presentations, and talking points for use inside and outside the agency.
  • Facilitate consensus among varied stakeholders by accurately explaining various points of view held by staff, stakeholders and other interested parties that relate to policy issues, rules and legislation.
  • Ensure assigned rulemaking is in compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Respond to questions from stakeholders, staff, industry representatives and consumers.
  • Develop factual foundations for assigned fiscal notes.
  • Analyze existing and proposed laws and proposals concerning insurance legislation and prepare recommendations and reports as needed for executive decision-making.
  • Draft legislation, rules, and technical assistance advisories.
  • Respond to requests for data, economic information, and research assistance on insurance related issues from agency managers and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) workgroups and committees consistent with areas of expertise and acts as the agency’s representative as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above from a university or college whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.
  • Two or more years of health care insurance or industry experience with duties such as advocating for health insurance regulatory/policy changes, handling consumer complaints, reviewing and evaluating insurance policies, or applying regulations to health insurance companies.  Additional post graduate education with a health care management or health insurance focus may substitute year for year for such experience.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or other advanced degree in law, political science or public/business/healthcare administration.
  • Broad experience with health insurance products, claims, marketing and regulations.
  • Two or more years of professional experience reviewing and interpreting legislation, rules, policies, technical papers or legal documentation for likely impacts on affected parties.
  • Two or more years of professional experience drafting legislation or rules.
  • Working experience with federal and state regulatory requirements related to health insurance.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the state Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active member of a State Bar Association.
  • Working experience with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
  • Intermediate or above software skills in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Supplemental Information

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large green “apply” button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile.

Please provide three (3) professional references on your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as “see attachments” or “see resume” in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
General suggestions for creating a good application:

  • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
  • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions.  Include all requested documentation.
  • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.
  • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one.  Pay attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the experience. Detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate ‘how’.
  • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained experience or skills.
  • Make sure your application reflects your best writing.

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Phyllis Gratis at 360.725.7012.

Other Information:

  • If a degree or other credentials are listed by the candidate, proof will be required at the finalist stage. Candidates are encouraged to pre-plan for this.  University degrees must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • If claiming veteran status, please send your DD 214 to email hidden; JavaScript is required with Policy Analyst DD214 in the subject line. Please do not attach the DD 214 to your application materials.  Please black out personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.
  • The Office of Insurance Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Please contact the recruiter listed above.
  • If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing (log in, password or email issues) or completing your application (error messages), please call toll-free at (855) 524-5627.
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https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2823459/policy-analyst-health-care-focus-exempt


Posted 6/18/2020

Associate Legal Counsel

Imagine working on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State where recreational opportunities abound. With the Olympic National Park and the Strait of Juan de Fuca as a backdrop and Seattle and Victoria, BC close by, you won’t find a better location.

Come live and work where others only recreate! We offer excellent benefits, competitive salaries and a wonderful lifestyle – a perfect combination!

Job Summary:

The Associate Legal Counsel is responsible for assigned legal research, drafting legal memoranda and other documents, legal projects, management of outside counsel, and representation of OMC as appropriate. Subject matter will vary but may include healthcare law, physician contracting, construction law, guardianships, and Medicare/Medicaid regulations, among others. The Associate Counsel will supervise and support the Contracts Manager who oversees OMC contracts, advises paralegals and staff regarding contractual provisions, and negotiates contracts as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education
Law degree required

Experience
Two years’ recent experience in law required
Five years’ experience in healthcare law, physician contracting, and/or contracts preferred

Licensure/Credentials
Washington State Bar license required

To apply, please visit us online at: https://olympicmedical.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=14&c=olympicmedical


Posted 3/26/2020

Policy Analyst – Health Care Focus (Exempt)

OIC CAREER OPPORTUNITY
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) is seeking civil service exempt position as a Policy Analyst with a Health Care Focus to join our Policy and Legislative Affairs Division in the Olympia office.

The OIC occupies a unique space in Washington state government involved with numerous high priority, healthcare programs. This position will be responsible for finding innovative ways to work through policy issues, manage stakeholder relationships, develop factual foundations for fiscal notes, and draft legislation and initiatives to solve policy issues. The incumbent can expect a fast-paced environment where their skills are added to a team working on the bleeding edge of healthcare issues in Washington State. By analyzing key issues, and helping develop initiatives, rules, and laws, you help further the agency’s mission related to health insurance.

If you’re interested in making your mark in state government using your research and analysis skills along with your ability to communicate complex issues to public audiences or to the legislature, this is an opportunity to join a team doing just that!

This is a civil service exempt position.  In addition to the comprehensive benefits package, the salary for this position is up to $89,004 annually, depending on qualifications.

AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state’s Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official.  Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state’s insurance industry.

With a workforce of approximately 240 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state’s general fund.

Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the ‘big picture’ of what we do and why we do it.  You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers.

We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.

To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here.

BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC
As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers:

  • An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans.
  • Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement.
  • Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable)
  • Free parking at our main office in Tumwater.
  • A stable funding source that does not rely on the state’s general fund.
  • The fulfillment of public service.
  • Excellent work-life balance.
  • Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities.
  • Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust.
  • Free Thurston County InterCity Transit STAR for public transportation.

Duties

  • Examine healthcare policy issues, including the review of background information, and develop alternative strategies, solutions and action plans.
  • Conduct thorough, high-quality research and analysis of policy issues on healthcare insurance and market issues.
  • Produce policy briefs, decision memos and recommendations, regulatory and legislative proposals, illustrative reports and presentations, and talking points for use inside and outside the agency.
  • Facilitate consensus among varied stakeholders by accurately explaining various points of view held by staff, stakeholders and other interested parties that relate to policy issues, rules and legislation.
  • Ensure assigned rulemaking is in compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Respond to questions from stakeholders, staff, industry representatives and consumers.
  • Develop factual foundations for assigned fiscal notes.
  • Analyze existing and proposed laws and proposals concerning insurance legislation and prepare recommendations and reports as needed for executive decision-making.
  • Draft legislation, rules, and technical assistance advisories.
  • Respond to requests for data, economic information, and research assistance on insurance related issues from agency managers and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) workgroups and committees consistent with areas of expertise and acts as the agency’s representative as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above from a university or college whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.
  • Two or more years of professional experience reviewing and interpreting legislation, rules, policies, technical papers or legal documentation for likely impacts on affected parties.
  • Two or more years of professional experience drafting legislation or rules.
  • Two or more years of health care insurance or industry experience with duties such as advocating for health insurance regulatory/policy changes, handling consumer complaints, reviewing and evaluating insurance policies, or applying regulations to health insurance companies.  Additional post graduate education with a health care management or health insurance focus may substitute year for year for such experience.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or other advanced degree in law, political science or public/business/healthcare administration.
  • Broad experience with health insurance products, claims, marketing and regulations.
  • Working experience with federal and state regulatory requirements related to health insurance.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the state Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active member of a State Bar Association.
  • Working experience with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
  • Intermediate or above software skills in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Supplemental Information

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large green “apply” button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile.

Please provide three (3) professional references on your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as “see attachments” or “see resume” in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
General suggestions for creating a good application:

  • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
  • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions.  Include all requested documentation.
  • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.
  • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one.  Pay attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the experience. Detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate ‘how’.
  • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained experience or skills.
  • Make sure your application reflects your best writing.

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Phyllis Gratis at 360.725.7012.

Other Information:

  • If a degree or other credentials are listed by the candidate, proof will be required at the finalist stage. Candidates are encouraged to pre-plan for this.  University degrees must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
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Posted  3/13/2020

Sr. Corporate Counsel/Corporate Counsel—Northwest Division

Job Summary

CommonSpirit Health (CommonSpirit), formed through the affiliation of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health, seeks a Senior Corporate Counsel or Corporate Counsel (Counsel) primarily to support its Northwest Division operations, including Franciscan Health System.  This Counsel will work under the direction of more senior attorneys to provide legal and strategic advice and direct legal services in a manner consistent with CommonSpirit’s Mission and Values.

The Northwest Division serves patients in Oregon, at Mercy Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospital, as well as the Puget Sound region of Washington. It includes multiple hospitals, physician groups and other facilities.  This Counsel position will be based in Tacoma, Washington.

Key Responsibilities.  Responsibilities will depend on level of experience. Counsel will have the opportunity to take on increasingly complex assignments based on professional development and CommonSpirit needs.  Generally, responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a general array of direct legal services for the Division and its associated inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory operations and functions, utilizing an understanding of health law and the health care industry. Counsel provide guidance regarding operational issues (, risk management or medical staff matters), regulatory requirements  (e.g., fraud and abuse laws) and general business law issues; prepare agreements, including physician agreements, and corporate documents; support Division affiliations or transactions and analyze specific legal or regulatory issues as needed or requested.
  • Providing input and recommendations to management regarding Division strategic initiatives and regarding new legal developments affecting Division operations.
  • Supporting boards and committees and participating in Division workgroups as needed (,policy workgroups, design teams or risk management committees).
  • Managing litigation and similar proceedings.
  • Coordinating with other Legal Team members for the delivery of specialized legal services required by the Division.
  • Overseeing outside counsel services.
  • Supporting, leading or recommending Legal Team initiatives and programs and participating in Legal Team or national workgroups as needed.
  • Assisting with legal and strategic advice for national-level groups outside the Division as requested.
  • Ensuring that legal services are delivered in accordance with Legal Team standards.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

The new legal Counsel will be expected to develop an understanding of CommonSpirit operations generally, and a deep understanding of Division operations; to establish positive working relationships with Division management and Legal Team members; to work effectively within a matrixed organization in order to provide consistent legal advice across CommonSpirit; and to utilize increasingly sophisticated health law knowledge and business acumen to enhance the services provided by the Legal Team.

Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure:

  • or L.L.B. awarded by an ABA accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice or eligible for in-house counsel admission to the state(s) in which the Division operates.

Experience:

  • For Senior Corporate Counsel: A minimum of eight years of legal work experience with a law firm or in-house legal department performing substantial legal services for hospitals, health systems, medical foundations or groups, clinics, providers, health care delivery organizations, or integrated delivery systems.
  • For Corporate Counsel: A minimum of two years of legal work experience with a law firm or in-house legal department performing relevant legal services for hospitals, health systems, medical foundations or groups, clinics, providers, health care delivery organizations, or integrated delivery systems.  Five years’ experience preferred.
  • Understanding of, or interest in, health care operations or related industry matters. Understanding of or experience with Catholic health care operations preferred.
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence appropriate to experience, willingness to seek input from other Legal Team members when needed and ability to prioritize a diverse work flow in order to timely complete high quality legal work
  • Strong decision-making and analytical skills and judgment, excellent written and oral communication skills and effective interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to integrity, to good stewardship of CommonSpirit resources and to performing legal services in a manner consistent with the philosophy, mission, and values of CommonSpirit

You should also know:

Northwest Division:   This role is based in Tacoma, a rapidly developing area known for its beautiful views, museums and expanding art scene that has been ranked by Forbes among the nation’s 15 best places for business and careers.  It is a reverse commute (about 45 minutes) from Seattle.

Apply online for this position, using requisition # 2019-R0256506, at either link below:

https://www.catholichealthinitiatives.org/en/careers.html

https://www.dignityhealthcareers.org/careers/search-jobs.  Click on “Catholic Health Initiatives Careers.”


Posted 2/10/2020

Associate Attorney

Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz, & Wick, LLP is seeking associate attorneys for both its Seattle and Tacoma offices. Ideal candidates will have 1 to 3 years of litigation experience, strong academic credentials, excellent writing, research, and communication skills. Personal injury, medical malpractice and/or professional liability experience is preferred but not required. Membership to the Washington State Bar is required. JGKMW offers a competitive salary, performance-based bonus potential, and comprehensive benefits package. Candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Please indicate to which office you are applying.


Posted 2/4/2020

Corporate Counsel

Our mission is to deliver high-quality primary care that is accessible, convenient and affordable for all. Every single day you’ll be working on challenging problems with exceptional people to profoundly transform primary care and improve people’s quality of life.
Your Role and Impact
Reporting to the General Counsel, you will support the legal team’s efforts in a wide array of projects, including contracting, marketing reviews, advising the product team, privacy and a variety of other domains. This includes working cross-functionally with key stakeholders in sales, finance, marketing and product. This role is critical to ensuring the business success of a rapidly growing, healthcare technology startup.
Responsibilities
  • Evaluate new business opportunities and regulatory implications at federal and state level, including insurance regulations, consumer protection regulations and other issues within the healthcare landscape
  • Advise on risks and liabilities of proposed commercial transactions and devise creative and practical legal solutions to meet business objectives
  • Negotiate commercial agreements with customers, including master services agreements, subscription agreements and statements of work
  • Conduct research and draft internal guidance documents and train company on key issues
  • Keep informed of applicable and emerging laws, regulations and industry guidance that impact commercial agreements
  • Advise company on compliance with Anti-Kickback, Stark Law, fee-splitting laws, ERISA, the Affordable Care Act and a range of other laws affecting employee benefits, health plans and other new potential channels
  • Advise marketing team on FTC Act and state marketing laws
  • Advise company on privacy laws, including HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR, etc., where they intersect with projects
  • Provide advice and guidance on future product developments and protection of intellectual property
  • Provide support to an array of other company initiatives and activities, including corporate governance, financing, employment law and more
Qualifications
  • JD and licensed to practice law in at least one state
  • Two or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience working with healthcare institutions, insurers or benefits within large employers
  • Experience drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • At least one year of in-house experience preferred

View this role on the 98point6 Careers page: https://boards.greenhouse.io/98point6/jobs/4116950002

98point6 provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information or other protected status.


Posted 1/21/2020

Director of Clinical Services Projects
University of Washington School of Medicine Business Unit

Under the general guidance of the Director of External Business Relations, the Director of Clinical Services Projects is primarily responsible for managing contractual arrangements and related faculty deployment and compliance issues associated with School of Medicine (“SoM”) faculty efforts to provide clinical and educational services to entities outside of the UW Medicine system, and additionally responsible for coordinating with other stakeholders as needed on clinical services arrangements involving UW Medicine component entities. The work includes a mix of short-term projects to address operational and business aspects of developing agreements, as well as contributing guidance regarding longer-term systemic change and policy development. The Director will often work in a lead role but may also work as a member of a team depending on the project or assignment. These clinical services arrangements and associated projects frequently involve close interaction with the School’s Department and Division administrators, with the UW Medicine component entity hospitals (UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center),with affiliated faculty practice plans (UWP and CUMG), and with closely-affiliated hospitals (Seattle Children’s, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound, Seattle).

This position has a primary reporting relationship to the Director of External Business Relations and has a close working relationship with the Senior Director of Business and Regulatory Affairs and with the other Directors in the Business Unit (Director of Personnel Policy, Director of HR Policy, Director of Personnel Guidance, Director of Personnel Projects, Director of Regulatory Guidance and Director of Regulatory Policy), as well as with the Director of Business Planning and Analysis for UW Medicine, the UW Medicine Compliance Office, School of Medicine Department Directors and Division Administrators, and the Vice Dean for Administration and Finance as indicated.

This position is responsible for providing contract consultation, drafting and negotiation services across a spectrum of business relationships arising primarily in the clinical services and clinical education arenas, but also in the research arena, in which the SoM operates. The person who holds this position needs to understand the regulatory and policy framework that governs contracting at UW, given its status as a public university and agency of the State of Washington. Additionally, the individual who holds this position needs to understand the role of SoM within UW Medicine, which operates as a health system and involves multiple hospitals, practice plans, and neighborhood clinics as well as its close affiliations with other local hospitals and research institutions. It is important to appreciate the organizational structure and leadership structure within the SoM, which comprises 19 clinical Departments, with several Departments spread across multiple divisions reflecting the diversity of clinical specialty and subspecialty areas represented within the SoM. Finally, an understanding of the role and relationship of the SoM within the greater context of the University is also critical.

This position requires an individual who has substantive skills in contracting and business operations, a strong service orientation and a demonstrated ability to work closely and credibly with academic physicians and highly trained professional staff on business matters that are often exceedingly time sensitive and can, at times, involve highly sophisticated and heavily regulated clinical delivery methods, including telemedicine, digital medicine, and clinical trials. Finally, a demonstrated ability to understand and work with highly ambiguous subject matter is necessary when working to create consensus among faculty, staff and administrators regarding action plans. This position advises the School of Medicine Dean and his delegates regarding significant contracting, business, and compliance issues impacting the operations of a clinical, research, and teaching enterprise with 32 departments, over 2,300 employed faculty members and 4,600 clinical faculty.

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