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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.
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  • 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.

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=173124&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1


Posted 12/16/2019

Healthcare Associate

Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C. is seeking a junior associate attorney to join our healthcare practice at our downtown Seattle location. This position will focus primarily in the areas of transactional and regulatory health care law and health information technology.

Experience:  Position is entry level with minimum one year of experience and requires a license to practice in Washington state.

Key Job Duties:

  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements/contracts with respect to physician employment, space leasing, physician practice acquisition and affiliation, general governing documents, and clinical network development.
  • Negotiate and draft health information contracts for hospitals, multi-specialty groups and technology companies servicing healthcare entities.
  • Advise clients on HIPAA, privacy and security laws and general data governance legal requirements.
  • Perform legal research on healthcare-related statutes, regulations, agency guidance, and case law.
  • Respond to healthcare client legal questions and provide practical solutions in a timely manner.

OMW is a multi-specialty firm primarily serving Pacific Northwest clients for over 100 years. We take pride in providing exceptional legal services while creating a professional and friendly culture.  OMW is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, vendors, and clients.

The firm emphasizes a collaborative, team approach to the delivery of legal services and is seeking applicants with strong research and writing skills, superior academic credentials, and the ability to work closely with multiple attorneys and staff. The ideal candidate is a quick learner with excellent research, writing, and analytical skills who excels in working in a team environment.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), profit sharing, paid time off, life insurance, an employee assistant program and long-term disability.   Additionally, this is an opportunity to work with a terrific group of attorneys and staff.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Shari Tipp at email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Posted 12/09/2019

Corporate Counsel

Job Summary

To implement continuing program of legal services, including legal and strategic advice and counsel, for designated MBOs. The Corporate Counsel shall also serve on or assist the Legal Services Group in developing legal products and/or performing legal services for the CHI Healthcare System as a whole.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct legal support services to designated MBOs, including preparation, review, and revision of physician, hospital, and vendor contracts, MBO-specific policies, and other MBO documents with legal implications.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to MBO management, MBO medical staff leadership, MBO boards, and CHI national staff with respect to corporate, operational, and physician-related matters.
  • Evaluate and furnish legal strategic advice and participate in strategic development of designated MBOs through attendance at appropriate board and management meetings.
  • Manage and evaluate outside legal counsel serving designated MBOs on matters referred to such outside counsel.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in Resource Groups, Task Forces, and/or Solution Teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by managing attorney or other CHI LSG senior team members.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

  • J.D. or L.L.B. awarded by an ABA accredited law school.

Experience (required and preferred):

  • License to practice in one or more states.
  • Minimum of five years of experience as legal counsel in the healthcare industry relating to clinical legal issues either in private legal practice or as an in-house counsel to a hospital health system.
  • Provide professional responsibilities in a manner consistent with the philosophy, mission, and values of CHI.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Health professional education, experience, and/or equivalent.
  • Decision-making skills and judgment to ensure that MBO activities maximize benefits to the MBO Groups and CHI Healthcare System and those activities are conducted in accordance with CHI Mission and Core Values and the ERDs.
  • Ability to ensure the effective use of in-house and outside legal resources to accomplish tasks, resolve legal issues, and achieve cost effectiveness; ability to provide comparison of outside attorneys in order to evaluate performance and to create uniformly high expectations.
  • The skills required to work in a matrix organization. Strong interpersonal skills that build effective working relationships with CHI leadership, staff, and other CHI Groups, Task Forces, and Teams.

Please apply online at: www.catholichealthinitiatives.org to requisition 2019-R0256506


Posted 9/24/2019

Assistant Attorney General – Consumer Protection

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office’s Consumer Protection (CP) Division is seeking to hire high-performing attorneys to develop and litigate consumer protection cases related to consumers’ access to health care. In addition to health care cases, the attorneys may litigate other consumer protection cases pursuant to the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), RCW 19.86, and other consumer protection laws.

The CP Division’s cases often involve cutting-edge and challenging legal issues, as well as coordination with other state and federal enforcement authorities. Attorneys working on health care issues can expect to participate in high-profile consumer protection litigation, such as the Division’s lawsuits to enforce hospitals’ charity care obligations in State v. CHI-Franciscan Health System and State v. Capital Medical Center; and cases relating to hospitals’ full disclosure of the cost of care such as State v. Providence Health & Services.

We are looking for attorneys with at least 5 years of litigation experience, preferably with experience involving health care law, including unfair or deceptive practices arising in the healthcare marketplace such as billing, pricing, and collection practices, health plan and provider marketing practices, charity care, governance of healthcare institutions, the conversion of non-profit hospitals, and other commercial aspects of medical care. All candidates must have a commitment to public service and a strong desire to enforce consumer protection laws.

Given the nature of the work, candidates must work with a sense of urgency and take the initiative to advance their cases toward resolution. All attorneys in the CP Division must manage a robust caseload, including directing investigations, assessing evidence, and resolving cases through litigation or negotiation. Attorneys in the CP Division may also be required to advise the Attorney General’s leadership and policy staff on consumer protection issues and provide public education and outreach on consumer protection issues.

The positions are located in downtown Seattle and some travel may be necessary and required.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have:

  • 5 or more years of active litigation experience in courts that follow the evidence rules and civil rules of procedure;
  • Demonstrated experience handling discovery and dispositive motions under the civil rules;
  • Excellent judgment;
  • The ability to consistently produce high-quality work;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully handle competing, time-sensitive assignments;
  • The ability to multi-task and manage a robust caseload;
  • Superior writing and oral advocacy skills;
  • The ability to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues and stakeholders;
  • Excellent analytical skills; and
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred experience:

  • Experience handling cases involving health care issues
  • Experience handling cases involving consumer protection issues
  • Complex litigation experience.

Applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA’s Rule 6 Law Clerk Program and be licensed to practice law in Washington state. The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant’s background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.

NOTE! The applicants selected will be required to submit to and pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check conducted by the Washington State Patrol, Criminal Records Division. The incumbent will submit to additional background checks as a condition of employment every five (5) years thereafter.

Supplemental Information:

Minimum salary for AAG positions start at $63,000. However, AAG salaries are based on experience, qualifications and are commensurate with comparable positions in the AGO. The position’s official duty station is King County and is thus eligible for 5% assignment pay per legislative action. A competitive state benefits package is also offered which includes a choice of medical/dental insurance plans, retirement, life and basic long-term disability insurance. In addition, there are non-financial benefits that include working in a collaborative and supportive work environment where professional development and work-life balance are highly valued.

Interested applicants must apply by clicking here. In addition to the on-line application, one must upload, via the system:

  • A letter of interest;
  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and
  • Writing sample.

If you have questions about this position and/or want to learn more about it before applying, please contact AAG Cindy Alexander at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Division Chief Shannon Smith at email hidden; JavaScript is required. The deadline to apply is October 11, 2019.

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Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO.

The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com.


Posted 9/17/2019

Assistant General Counsel, Transactions & Regulatory Compliance

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Overview

Responsible for supporting transactional work of Seattle Children’s and its affiliated organizations, including responsibility as lead counsel on appropriate matters. Provides complex legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretation in numerous areas of law and policy, including reimbursement, corporate compliance, and medical staff services under the guidance of the Deputy General Counsel. Functions at a level of skill, knowledge, and judgment that permits independent action,
subject to oversight by the Deputy General Counsel. Prepares written opinions and guidance for management. Maintains current knowledge of opinions, orders, decisions, developments, existing and proposed state and federal regulations, and other matters of interest to the organization and advises management of impact and compliance strategies.

Requirements

  • Required Education/Experience:
  •  JD from ABA accredited law school
  • Demonstrated experience in legal and regulatory framework governing hospital and health care operations
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant health care law experience in corporate, public, or private law firm setting

Required Credentials:

  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Washington

Preferred:

  • Prior experience in a major law firm or in-house experience in a large, complex healthcare organization

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Apply online: https://www.liquidcompass.com/seattlechildrens/job/legal/general-legal/seattle-wa/seattle-childrens-roosevelt-commons/69084/legal-support-specialist/12217464