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Posted 3/11/2024

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (DPA)

Seattle, WA

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Salary and Benefits information are posted on the King County jobs page where applicants apply. This is an exempt position.

The County Services Section of the Civil Division has an opening for a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (DPA) interested in representing the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) of the King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). The applicant must have experience in Medicaid law, contracting with managed care organizations and governmental agencies, including regulatory issues frequently encountered by governmental agencies and other intermediary entities when contracting for behavioral health care. Ideal applicants should have expertise on Medicaid law related to risk sharing and public/private partnership business structures.

One of BHRD’s core business roles is as a backbone entity and lead contractor for the King County Integrated Care Network and is responsible for deploying a wide variety of services including crisis services, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, and diversion and reentry services through contracts with a network of community behavioral health providers. Generally speaking, BHRD’s services cover King County residents who are Medicaid eligible or low income. The selected applicant must support BHRD’s mission to provide equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community by ensuring people with mental health and substance use disorders receive the services they need.

We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. It is essential to our mission that we create and maintain an office that is diverse and inclusive. All PAO employees are expected to participate in PAO equity work and attend equity trainings and discussions. PAO employees are expected to comply with race, equity, and social justice (RESJ) principles, and to work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement.

Job Duties

The attorney will be part of the County Services section of the PAO. This six-lawyer section provides advise and representation to many core county departments such as Public Health, the Sheriff, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, the Assessor, Records and Licensing Services, the PAO and DCHS. The attorney will be part of the County Services team and must be ready to engage in a fast-paced, diverse and challenging legal practice. The attorney’s practice will focus on the BHRD of DCHS and the attorney will be expected to maintain an office location with BRHD as well as the PAO.

The attorney will also sit as part of BHRD’s Executive Leadership Team and provide representation to BHRD on a range of issues including Medicaid and other health insurance law, regulatory compliance, public records, and contracts. The attorney will also be responsible for advising on the recently passed Crisis Care Centers Levy. This Levy is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform how people experiencing behavioral health crises can access specialized behavioral health care. This nine-year property tax levy will create a countywide network of five crisis care centers, restore residential treatment capacity, and strengthen King County’s community behavioral health workforce. Finally, the attorney will also be responsible for advising mental health professionals who evaluate persons with behavioral health disorders for involuntary detention.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Over 5 years of experience practicing Medicaid law, and contracting with managed care organizations and governmental entities.
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, and an ability to successfully lead a team on complex matters.
  • Outstanding analytical abilities.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills are critical.
  • Demonstrable commitment to race, equity, and social justice, including continued development of personal cultural humility/competence and active participation in PAO RESJ work, attending trainings and discussions.

Special Requirements:

  • Member in good standing with the Washington State Bar.
  • Must submit to a criminal history check.
  • U.S. Citizenship (per RCW 36.27 and 29A.04 and Article VI of the WA Constitution).

Supplemental Information

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Janine Joly, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: (206) 477-9484
Or
Heidi Parkington-Thal, Human Resources Director (Application Process): (206) 477-1205

Application Process

Please apply on the King County jobs page: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/4389631/attorney-civil-division-county-services-representing-behavioral-health-and-re

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

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Posted 2/14/2024

Associate Corporate Counsel

Renton, WA

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

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provides valued, strategic, and practical legal services and solutions to PSJH with exceptional responsiveness and
    stewardship to all areas of PSJH with a focus on providing practical solutions to complex legal issues.
  • Coordinates with DLA colleagues to provide timely and effective legal services and solutions.
  • Serves as a “point of contact” for PSJH hospital administrative teams to remain knowledgeable about their legal
    needs and challenges and assure such are met.
  • Provides research and drafts legal opinions for the determination and resolution of complex legal issues and the
    same with respect to moderately complicated legal issues but generally in a non-supervised context.
  • Participates in the supervision and preparation of defense in non-malpractice litigation matters and with outside
    counsel in the development of legal strategy, preparation of pleadings and briefs, and supervision of their work.
  • Utilize DLA’s process to track outside counsel expenditures and report progress to more senior department
    attorneys.
  • Keeps informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments relating to PSJH legal requirements, and other
    matters of interest, and continues to develop expertise in health care specialized areas of law (e.g. Stark, Antikickback
    Statute, Medicare reimbursement, privacy laws (including HIPAA), etc.)
  • Provides guidance and interacts with various PSJH’s corporate and community Boards.
  • Provides research, factual information, counsel, and guidance on complex legal questions or issues; similar
    functions on a more independent basis with respect to moderately complicated legal matters.
  • Ability to function independently to review and draft routine contracts and prepare documentation for basic
    transactions; ability to provide legal advice with respect to complex contracts and transactions when working closely
    with a more senior department attorney.
  • Participates (generally speaking) in providing regular and timely legal information as a continuing educational
    resource for Providence, including assisting with development of presentations and written summaries regarding
    regulatory/legal changes affecting such operations/ministries.
  • Development of understanding for business issues involved in transactional matters; ability to provide feedback to
    more senior department attorneys and clients on the same.
  • Prepares, drafts and reviews legal documents, including but not limited to governing documents (e.g., articles,
    bylaws, etc.) and agreements in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and policies, and in accordance
    with relevant legal relationships.
  • Provides legal guidance to Providence’s Integrity, Audit and Compliance Services Department and assists with
    investigations, self-reporting, policy development, and resolution of complaints.
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the values of PSJH.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. – Degree from an accredited law school, or the equivalent.
  • Admission to one of the following footprint State Bars: WA, OR, CA, AK, TX, NM, MT within 12 months of hire for
    continued employment.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a healthcare-related field such as a private law firm, in-house legal setting, or
    public/regulatory organization.

Why Join Providence?

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

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

About Providence

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

About the Team

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

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

Pay Range: $77.96 – $127.07

Answer the call. Providence.jobs
When applying online, please reference job number 253152.

Apply online:
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Posted 10/9/2023

Assistant General Counsel – Transactions & Regulatory Compliance (1.0 FTE)

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.

This position will have a hybrid work schedule (on-site and remote work).
Annual Salary: $196,977/Yr.- $295,466/Yr.
Relocation Assistance Available

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:
– JD from ABA accredited law school
– 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
For questions, contact recruiter, email hidden; JavaScript is required.

https://careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com/jobs/51028/asst.-general-counsel%2c-transactions-%26-regulatory-compliance/job


Posted 8/30/2023

Supervising Staff Attorney (WMS2)
Washington Medical Commission

Tumwater, WA
DOH7602

Salary: $84,192.00 – $113,160.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number: DOH7602
Department: Dept. of Health
Division: Washington Medical Commission (WMC)
Opening Date: 08/25/2023
Closing Date: Continuous

This recruitment is open continuously. Application review will begin September 7, 2023. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close the recruitment at any time.

Make a difference. 

The Washington Medical Commission regulates physicians and physician assistants and collaborates with the Department of Health through a joint operating agreement. The Medical Commission is responsible for licensing and regulating physicians and physician assistants to promote patient safety and enhance the integrity of the profession.

The Legal Unit provides legal services to the Medical Commission.  This includes evaluating and prosecuting complaints of unprofessional conduct against practitioners and monitoring compliance by practitioners with conditions or restrictions against their licenses.

The Supervising Staff Attorney reports to the Director of Legal Services and supervises a team of staff attorneys. They support the Commission’s mission to protect and improve the health of the state of Washington citizens by providing professional and technical expertise delivering enhanced legal services and providing department leadership in the areas of complex and emergency adjudication.

The competencies of this role invite an individual who is aware of their patterns, strengths, and limitations and seeks feedback and knowledge to continually learn and grow from experiences. They pursue an understanding of all perspectives and leverage the generative nature of differing opinions and experiences so that outcomes are of the highest quality. While balancing state government, agency, commission, and stakeholder interests to make effective decisions as well as champion decisions that have been made. Finally, a leader chooses to create an environment of success and not only articulate their vision and expectations to their team. This leader strives to model that vision consistently, by setting the example in the alignment of personal actions with shared values.

Learn more about the Position –  View the Complete Position Description (Download PDF reader)

This position is included in the Washington Management Service.

The duty station for this hybrid position is in Tumwater, WA. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. The incumbent will work with their supervisor to establish a work schedule to include telework and reporting to the Tumwater duty station for work activities as needed or 1-2 times per month.

About the DOH

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) protects the public’s health from threats in a rapidly evolving world. DOH’s programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal, tribal, and private partners, touch the lives of all Washingtonians and visitors to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DOH will continue to evolve and transform public health activities, taking them to the next level through our cornerstone values of Equity, Innovation, and Engagement. Learn more about the DOH and our Transformational Plan for the future of Washington health.

The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is promoting patient safety and enhancing the integrity of the profession through licensing, discipline, rule-making, and education. WMC partners and collaborates with the Department of Health, Health Care Authority, Washington State Medical Association, Washington State Hospital Association, other practitioner boards and commissions and other state agencies and stakeholders to complete its mission.

Why DOH

We are dedicated to your work-life harmony and offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation, designed to support your lifestyle. To learn more about “Why DOH”, visit Work@Health.  A sampling of benefits includes 95% remote work, the Infant at Work Program, access to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, 14 to 25 days of annual leave, 11 paid holidays, and 96 hours of sick leave per year

This position requires a law degree from an accredited law school AND a license to practice law in the state of Washington.

The DESIRED Candidate Profile

Experience defined below may have been gained through paid or unpaid activities. 

Three (3) or more years of experience:

  • Managing attorneys
  • In an administrative or regulatory law setting that includes experience with legal procedures associated with Washington’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Uniform Disciplinary Act (UDA), or similar regulatory schemes. Using word processing tools, MS Word, Adobe, etc., managing data and databases specific to work activities, and communicating with others verbally or in writing, including utilizing email systems or chat systems.
  • Using the internet, Westlaw, PACER, etc. as research tools to find and download information.

Please ensure any relevant experience defined above is outlined in your cover letter, resume, and/or applicant profile.

Application Process.

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you.  Click “Apply” to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

  1. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications and experience as they relate to the position and leadership competencies.
  2. A current Resume.
  3. Five (5) or more professional references are to be included in your profile under the references section which includes at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) someone you have supervised or led. Please do not attach any letters of recommendation.

Attachments: Do not attach any documents that include photos, letters of recommendation, or private information (transcripts, social security number, year of birth, etc.).

Veterans: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please remove or cover any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers and birth year.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We regard diversity as the foundation of our strength, recognizing that differing insights and abilities enable us to reflect the unique needs of the communities we serve.

DOH is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination based on race/ethnicity/color, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, marital status, the presence or perception of a disability, veteran’s status, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.

If you have questions, need accommodation in the application or selection process, or need information in an alternative format, contact email hidden; JavaScript is required , at (360)918-6601. Deaf or hard of hearing contact Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1; individuals outside of Washington State contact Washington Relay Service at 1-800-833-6874.

NEOGOV provides technical support at 1-855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages).

Supplemental Information

Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4181334/supervising-staff-attorney-wms2-doh7602

 


Posted 7/18/2023

Providence Strategic Management Services
Department of Legal Affairs

Position Title:            Corporate Counsel

Department:               Department of Legal Affairs

Reports to:                 VP, Senior Corporate Counsel

General Summary

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 health care facility and provider 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.

Key Relationships

This position will be supervised by a VP, Senior Corporate Counsel, who helps in coordinating, directing and providing legal services.  The Corporate Counsel works with a team of legal professionals supporting Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, and other identified lines of service and regularly interacts with all levels of the organization, developing and maintaining effective working relationships to provide the best legal counsel and advice.

Key Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Advises business clients on compliance with various federal and state healthcare laws including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Medicare and Medicaid billing rules, HIPAA, and EMTALA.
  2. Drafts, reviews, and advises on various agreements including physician arrangements, business associate agreements, and services agreements.
  3. Provides valued, strategic, and practical legal advice to executive leadership.
  4. Provides research and technical support and drafts legal opinions for the determination and resolution of complex legal issues.
  5. Develops and is recognized (within DLA) for expertise in health care law (e.g., Stark, Medicare reimbursement, privacy laws, HIPAA etc.)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Provides legal guidance on compliance matters.
  9. Remains current and knowledgeable with respect to issues affecting health care.
  10. Manage outside counsel, including establishing scope of work, budgeting, monitoring their work, and reviewing and approving invoices for services provided.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the VP, Senior Corporate Counsel.

Requirements

Education

The position requires a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, or the equivalent.  Admission to one of the following footprint State Bars: WA, OR, CA, AK, TX, NM, MT within 12 months of employment is required for continued employment. Individual may reside outside of these 7 states (except for the states of CO, HI, MA, NY, OH, PA).

Experience

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 advice in a lead role to healthcare operations clients, including advising on issues related to consent, medical staff operations, privacy issues, transactions with other healthcare entities, contract drafting and interpretation, and advising on various compliance issues including reimbursement matters and billing and coding issues.


Posted 6/26/2023

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL BUSINESS AFFAIRS / ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

UW School of Medicine – Seattle Campus

Salary: $15,000 – $20,000 per month

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Clinical Business Affairs / Associate General Counsel to join their team.

The Director/AGC has a dual role under both the UW Medicine Clinical Regulatory Affairs Office and the General Counsel’s Office for the UW Medicine Nonprofit Entities and Children’s University Medical Group, and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington, Senior Director of Business & Regulatory Affairs, UW Medicine, General Counsel for UW Medicine Nonprofit Entities (“Senior Director/General Counsel”). The UW Medicine Clinical Regulatory Affairs Office is part of the UW Medicine Clinical Business and Regulatory Affairs Office reporting to the Clinical Business and Regulatory Affairs Officer.

UW Medicine’s programs include the provision of medical care to underserved and disadvantaged persons and maintaining the economic vitality of UW Medicine’s owned and managed health system. UW Medicine’s delivery of its core programs is via a complex organization including the School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Primary Care, Airlift Northwest, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, UW Physicians, Children’s University Medical Group as well as affiliated organizations including Seattle Children’s Hospital, Veterans Affairs, LifePoint-UW Medicine Healthcare Holding Company and the Pacific Northwest Clinically Integrated Network.

General Counsel’s Office
Under the general supervision of the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel (“AGC”) will provide a wide array of legal services to UW Physicians (“UWP”), UW Physicians Network dba UW Medicine Primary Care (“UWMPC”), and Children’s University Medical Group (“CUMG”). This position will advise on all aspects of specific operations, including legal issues related to hospital and medical center operations, medical staff matters, government healthcare program regulations, business practices, and the operation of nonprofit, and tax-exempt healthcare entities. The Associate General Counsel will participate in drafting contracts, assist with policy development, provide legal advice on a range of operational and business matters, and support billing compliance program activities. This position also will provide advice regarding employment and benefits for administrative staff, employed medical staff, practice plan physicians, and other healthcare professionals.

Clinical Regulatory Affairs
Under the general guidance of the Senior Director, the Director of Clinical Business & Regulatory Affairs (“Director”) is primarily responsible for the strategic and operational management and oversight of UW Medicine’s clinical regulatory affairs in support of UW Medicine’s mission. UW Medicine’s programs include the delivery of advanced medical diagnostics and treatment services, clinical support for the education of medical students and graduate and postgraduate trainees, and maintenance of one of the largest and most advanced university-based basic and clinical research programs in the United States. The Director is responsible for leading key internal and external business initiatives, serving as liaison with other UW offices, and representing UW Medicine in critical university and external meetings and discussions. The Director is accountable directly to the Senior Director for the management of UW Medicine clinical business and regulatory affairs to support the activities of UW Medicine leadership, including the UW Medicine Clinical Business and Regulatory Affairs Officer and Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the Chief Business Officer, UW Medicine, Chief of Staff, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the President of Hospitals & Clinics, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the Chief Financial Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; the Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington; and the CEO, UW Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington.

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Counsel’s Office:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
While not exhaustive, the following are representative elements of the AGC’s duties and responsibilities:
• Provide formal and informal advice to management on a wide range of corporate and business legal issues (e.g., corporate bylaws, contracting, tax issues, employment/employee benefits, etc.).
• Provide formal and informal advice to management on a wide range of healthcare regulatory issues (e.g., Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, EMTALA, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid billing regulations, etc.).
• Draft and/or review contracts and other business documents.
• Help guide client entity compliance programs, to assure conformity with Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements.
• Periodically attend and provide advice at governing board and committee meetings.
• Coordinate with legal counsel representing the other components of UW Medicine on matters of joint interest to the health system.
• Perform other duties, as assigned.

Clinical Regulatory Affairs:
The Director is accountable directly to the Senior Director of Business and Regulatory Affairs for the management of UW Medicine clinical regulatory affairs, including associated legal affairs and supports the activities of UW Medicine leadership identified above.  Representative elements of the Director’s duties and responsibilities include the following:

External Business Relationships
The Director participates in the development, negotiation and maintenance of UW Medicine contractual relationships with external entities, including the following:
• Serve as a UW Medicine representative coordinating, negotiating, and documenting business arrangements with other healthcare institutions and entities.
• Work in close partnership with UW Medicine leaders to support external relationships.
• Develop and manage UW Medicine non-payer contracting templates in coordination with other UW Medicine and UW offices.
• Participate in the development, analysis, and negotiation of business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, strategic affiliations and joint venture partnerships with other healthcare entities.
• Other special projects as assigned.

Internal Business Processes
The Director provides leadership and direction in policy formulation and implementation in areas involving UW Medicine faculty and staff, and UW Medicine and University business processes including the following:
• Participate in the development of UW Medicine policies and procedures and in particular policies that impact hospital operations.
• Provide leadership and administrative support to UW Medicine hospital clinical integration and leadership activities.

Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs
The Director participates in the management of UW Medicine regulatory compliance efforts and provides technical advice related to:
• Legal and regulatory compliance matters that impact UW Medicine and its entities and affiliated entities.
• Compliance with federal laws and regulations, Washington State laws and regulations, and UW rules and regulations related to all areas of UW Medicine operations.
• Management of issues unique to business transactions and all applicable fraud and abuse prevention regulations; and
• Assuring compliance with healthcare regulations in complex business transactions including oversight of work performed by other members’ of the unit.

JOB CHARACTERISTICS
The Director/AGC is responsible for strategic involvement in UW Medicine business and regulatory affairs, personnel policy, compliance, and legal affairs. The Director/AGC is required to possess a comprehensive knowledge of:

• UW Medicine practices, policies, and key issues impacting its business and legal affairs.
• Federal and State laws and regulations and UW rules, regulations and policies affecting UW School of Medicine faculty, staff, programs and business affairs.
• Structuring health care business ventures in compliance with applicable regulations.

The Director/AGC will have frequent written and oral interactions with senior executives and professional staff within UW Medicine and UW.

EDUCATIONAL/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
A Juris Doctor degree and a license to practice law in the State of Washington are required.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Required:
• Minimum 7 years healthcare law experience, including experience providing legal advice to hospitals and medical centers.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• A quick study, with excellent analytic and advising skills.
• Maturity/demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a highly complex academic medical center environment.
• Hard working, organized and able to manage multiple matters simultaneously and effectively.
• Demonstrated commitment to team-orientation and strong client service.
• An awareness of the national, regional and local regulatory compliance challenges facing academic medical centers.
• Familiarity with the contractual business issues that arise in the normal course of academic medical center activities.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

Preferred:
• Experience as in house or established legal counsel to a hospital or medical center.
• Experience with tax-exempt entities.

COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
The AGC/Director position requires adherence to the UW Medicine Code of Conduct and UW Medicine and UWP and CUMG Billing Compliance Policies and related training requirements. Incumbents must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the confidentiality of employee information, UWP, CUMG and UWMPC plans, initiatives, and financial information, and patient privacy rights. Job duties must be performed with minimum access to and use of employee and/or patient information. Incumbents are required to engage in active discussion with subordinates and other workforce members on the requirements for reporting of compliance concerns and the company’s commitment to non-retaliation for reporting such concerns. Incumbents must promptly report all compliance concerns.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. 

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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