Posted 7/19/2024

Associate Counsel I

Hybrid work schedule within Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Utah 

Build a career with purpose. Join our Cause to create a person-focused and economically sustainable health care system.

Who We Are Looking For:

Every day, Cambia’s dedicated team of attorneys is living our mission to make health care easier and lives better. As a member of the General Counsel team, our Associate General Counsel I is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to all divisions within the corporation and its subsidiaries/affiliates to contribute effectively toward the accomplishment of corporate objectives.  – all in service of creating an economically sustainable health care system.

The primary focus of this position includes supporting the drafting of insurance products and health plan administrative services agreements with employer group clients, along with handling legal inquiries related to commercial health plan benefits, products and services. A key responsibility of this position is interpreting state and federal laws/regulations that apply to health insurance issuers and health plans, such as the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA.

Successful candidates will also bring a collaborative approach to solving legal, regulatory, and contractual challenges while striving toward health care innovation and corporate strategic goals.

Do you have a passion for serving others and learning new things? Do you thrive as part of a collaborative, caring team? Then this role may be the perfect fit.

What You Bring to Cambia:

Qualifications:  

Associate General Counsel must be a graduate of an accredited law school, licensed to practice law in the state where the position is based or ability to become licensed in a reasonable period of time.

To be considered for an Associate General Counsel I position, successful candidates will have at least 2 years of experience as an attorney in corporate, government or law firm or equivalent experience which may be satisfied by excellent academic credentials and/or other experience/knowledge that demonstrated required skill set.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of laws pertaining to health plans and health insurance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal corporate and insurance regulations and compliance standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, including management staff and officers.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide thorough analysis on legal issues, meet deadlines and follow through on assignments.
  • Demonstrated competency to manage large volumes of information and priorities.

What You Will Do at Cambia:

  • Advises officers and employees on general corporate legal matters
  • Responds to requests from various divisions of the corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates dealing with corporate legal matters.
  • Ensures that legal documents and contracts are legally sufficient, complete, well written and understandable.
  • Assures that the corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates are adequately represented for legal issues including business policies, contracts and against actual and threatened litigation.
  • Reviews and/or drafts new or modified policies, contracts, and other documents.
  • Makes compromise settlement decisions within authority limits set by the General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer.
  • Develops and maintains professional competence.
  • Performs other legal and administrative functions as directed by General Counsels or Chief Legal Officer.

The expected hiring range for a Associate General Counsel I is $109,700.00 – $135,000.00 depending on skills, experience, education, and training; relevant licensure / certifications; performance history; and work location. The bonus target for this position is 15%.  The current full salary range for this general role is $103,000.00 to $168,000.00.

About Cambia

Working at Cambia means being part of a purpose-driven, award-winning culture built on trust and innovation anchored in our 100+ year history. Our caring and supportive colleagues are some of the best and brightest in the industry, innovating together toward sustainable, person-focused health care.  Whether we’re helping members, lending a hand to a colleague or volunteering in our communities, our compassion, empathy and team spirit always shine through.

Why Join the Cambia Team?

At Cambia, you can:

  • Work alongside diverse teams building cutting-edge solutions to transform health care.
  • Earn a competitive salary and enjoy generous benefits while doing work that changes lives.
  • Grow your career with a company committed to helping you succeed.
  • Give back to your community by participating in Cambia-supported outreach programs.
  • Connect with colleagues who share similar interests and backgrounds through our employee resource groups.

We believe a career at Cambia is more than just a paycheck – and your compensation should be too. Our compensation package includes competitive base pay as well as a market-leading 401(k) with a significant company match, bonus opportunities and more.

In exchange for helping members live healthy lives, we offer benefits that empower you to do the same. Just a few highlights include:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible family members, including mental health benefits.
  • Annual employer contribution to a health savings account.
  • Generous paid time off varying by role and tenure in addition to 10 company-paid holidays.
  • Market-leading retirement plan including a company match on employee 401(k) contributions, with a potential discretionary contribution based on company performance (no vesting period).
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental time off (eligible day one of employment if within first 12 months following birth or adoption).
  • Award-winning wellness programs that reward you for participation.
  • Employee Assistance Fund for those in need.
  • Commute and parking benefits.

Learn more about our >benefits.

We are happy to offer work from home options for most of our roles. To take advantage of this flexible option, we require employees to have a wired internet connection that is not satellite or cellular and internet service with a minimum upload speed of 5Mb and a minimum download speed of 10 Mb.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A background check is required.

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Posted 7/16/2024

Associate Counsel I

• Full-Time
• Hybrid
• Salary Range: $99,630 USD to $162,400 USD

Hybrid Washington
1111 Third Avenue, Ste 400, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Description

*This is a hybrid role expected to maintain a regular in-office presence in Seattle, Washington at least two days per week.

Who we are

Community Health Plan of Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any actual or perceived protected characteristic or other unlawful consideration.

Our commitment is to:

• Strive to apply an equity lens to all our work.
• Reduce health disparities.
• Become an anti-racist organization.
• Create an equitable work environment.

About the Role:

The Associate Counsel I is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to divisions within the organization in support of CHPW’s Medicaid and Medicare managed care plans. The primary purpose of this position is to help ensure that the organization complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and contractual requirements and to protect the organization’s reputation and business interests.

To be successful in this role, you:

• Have a Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from ABA accredited law school.
• Are licensed to practice law by the bar of at least one state, preferably in Washington (or ability to waive in or gain admission in Washington)
• Have two (2) years of experience in a law firm, health insurer, hospital, or similar organization; and have experience providing legal advice and counsel concerning managed care Medicaid and Medicare issues.

Essential functions and Roles and Responsibilities:

• Provide day-to-day legal advice on a wide range of Medicaid and Medicare managed care matters to functional area leaders to ensure their activities, policies, business practices, and transactions comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and contractual requirements.
• Provide legal services on a variety of aspects of health plan operations, including vendor contracting, information technology, appeals and grievances, regulatory matters, human resources, and compliance, among others.
• Review and/or draft new or modified policies, procedures, contracts, and other documents.
• Conduct legal research and communicate recommended courses of action to ensure appropriate compliance with existing laws and regulations. Other duties as assigned.
• Essential functions listed are not necessarily exhaustive and may be revised by the employer, at its sole discretion.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to manage multiple clients’ demands and projects with shifting priorities in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills.
• Ability to empathize with others, resolve conflicts, and communicate effectively with all levels of management.
• Ability to think creatively and outside-the-box to develop solutions that achieve requirements of all parties.
• Ability to see the big picture as well as pay close attention to detail.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and able to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize responsibilities, take initiative and self-motivate/self-manage work and time.

As part of our hiring process, the following criteria must be met:

• Complete and successfully pass a criminal background check.
Criminal History: includes review of criminal convictions and probation. CHPW does not automatically or categorically exclude persons with a criminal background from employment. The applicant’s criminal history will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis considering the risk to the business, members, and/employees.
• Has not been sanctioned or excluded from participation in federal or state healthcare programs by a federal or state law enforcement, regulatory, or licensing agency.
• Vaccination requirement (CHPW offers a process for medical or religious exemptions)
• Candidates whose disabilities make them unable to meet these requirements are considered fully qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.

Compensation and Benefits:

The position is FLSA Exempt and is not eligible for overtime. Based on market data, this position grade is 70 (see full range below) and has a 10% annual incentive target based on company, department, and individual performance goals.

CHPW offers the following benefits for Full and Part-time employees and their dependents:

• Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision
• Telehealth app
• Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts
• Basic Life AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability
• Voluntary Life, Critical Care, and Long-Term Care Insurance
• 401(k) Retirement and generous employer match
• Employee Assistance Program and Mental Fitness app
• Financial Coaching, Identity Theft Protection
• Time off including PTO accrual starting at 17 days per year.
• 40 hours Community Service volunteer time
• 10 standard holidays, 2 floating holidays
• Compassion time off, jury duty

Sensory/Physical/Mental Requirements:

Sensory*:

• Speaking, hearing, near vision, far vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, touch, smell, and balance.

Physical*:

• Extended periods of sitting, computer use, talking and possibly standing
• Simple grasp, firm grasp, fine manipulation, pinch, finger dexterity, supination/pronation, wrist flexion
• Frequent torso/back static position; occasional stooping, bending, and twisting.
• Some kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying (not over 25 pounds), twisting, and reaching.

Mental:

• Frequent decision-making. Ability to gather and assess data, determine appropriate actions, apply protocols and knowledge to unique situations, problem-solve and provide consultation.

Work Environment:

Office environment Employees who frequently work in front of computer monitors are at risk for environmental exposure to low-grade radiation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

Apply now CHPW External Applicant link


Posted 7/8/2024

Director of Public Policy for the Hospital Association of Oregon

Reports to: Executive Vice President – General Counsel for the Hospital Association of Oregon
Supervises: N/A
Status: Exempt, full-time

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Public Policy (“Position”) is a position of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (“OAHHS”) d/b/a Hospital Association of Oregon (“hospital association”). The Position reports to the Executive Vice President – General Counsel of the hospital association. The Position supports advancing the hospital association’s public policy agenda and is responsible for monitoring, developing, and analyzing state policies as assigned. The Position provides recommendations to the executive team.

Primary Responsibilities – Hospital Association of Oregon

  • Model teamwork and commitment to the hospital association’s mission, vision, and values to internal staff, members, and external stakeholders.

Public Policy and Legislative Session

  • Analyze state laws and bills related to the hospital association’s public policy agenda or other advocacy work.
  • Conduct health policy research and analysis, including data-driven policy impact analysis and comparative analyses (e.g., comparing laws from several states).
  • Perform rapid turnaround of legislative bill review on a variety of topics.
  • Draft proposed amendments to bills for review by the Executive Vice President – General Counsel.
  • Make recommendations for policy positions.
  • Clearly articulate, in writing and verbally, the effects of proposed or enacted state laws.
  • Monitor activity of relevant legislative committees, state workgroups and other stakeholder groups and prepare summary reports.
  • Engage with hospital subject matter experts to understand issues and perspectives and provide ongoing member value.
  • Draft documents, including talking points and written testimony related to bills, and seek to incorporate feedback from others.
  • Collaborate effectively with policy team members to achieve shared objectives.
  • Coordinate as appropriate with the communications team and advocacy team when developing materials.
  • Prepare draft agendas for the hospital association’s Public Policy Committee, draft memoranda on policy topics as assigned, and attend Public Policy Committee meetings

Rulemaking

  • Monitor rulemaking applicable to hospitals to prepare recommendations applicable to hospital association engagement.
  • Attend rules advisory committee meetings and hearings on topics as assigned.
  • Analyze proposed rules and recommend revisions.
  • Identify and convene subject matter experts and members’ government relations staff in coordination with the Executive Vice President – External Affairs and Executive Vice President – General Counsel to inform advocacy positions.
  • Draft written comment letters and prepare talking points for review by the Executive Vice President – External Affairs and Executive Vice President – General Counsel.
  • Present at rulemaking hearings upon request.
  • Prepare written updates related to rulemaking for members.
  • Present rulemaking topics at member meetings upon request.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • A graduate degree relating to public policy, public health, business administration, or health care, or a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school required.
  • If the education requirement is met due to a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school, must be licensed to practice in Oregon and be a current member of the Oregon State Bar in good standing.
  • Experience with the legislative and regulatory process; experience in Oregon preferred.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of professional experience with state or federal health care policy issues.
  • Ability to develop consensus.
  • Ability to take direction and execute in an effective and timely manner.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Experience organizing, running, and facilitating meetings.
  • Comfortable working with executive-level leaders.
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Takes initiative and demonstrates ability to manage multiple priorities and projects at once.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Excel, etc.).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Able to communicate clearly by phone, in person, and through remote communication (e.g., Teams)
  • Able to travel via car and airplane.

EEOC STATEMENT

The Hospital Association of Oregon (“Company”) is committed to the principles of equal employment. The Company is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is the Company’s intent to maintain a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), gender, race (including physical characteristics that are historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and type), religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy regarding all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

DISCLAIMER & OTHER DUTIES

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment. The Hospital Association of Oregon may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please apply here: https://oregonhospitals.bamboohr.com/careers/31

 


common spirit

Posted 7/8/2024

System Director Senior Counsel

Location: Seattle/Tacoma or Denver, CO

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose
The Regulatory and Compliance Senior Counsel provides direct, specialty-specific, high-level legal services and serves as a specialty-specific thought-leader and trusted advisor to the Northwest Region and Mountain Region of CommonSpirit Health, as well as to system-level leadership.  The Regulatory and Compliance Senior Counsel works under the direct supervision of the Region General Counsel, working independently and with minimal supervision, in a manner consistent with CommonSpirit’s mission, vision, and values.  The Regulatory and Compliance Senior Counsel also works collaboratively with other members of the Legal Team, including, the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Legal Operations attorneys and attorneys in other Centers of Excellence, as well as Corporate Responsibility and Operations leadership and staff.

The Regulatory and Compliance Senior Counsel must have experience advising complex healthcare organizations on the Stark law, federal anti-kickback statute, and related state and federal laws, initiating and directing compliance investigations, advising on government self-disclosures, interfacing and negotiating with regulatory authorities, and providing education to stakeholders on new legal requirements.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Perform direct, consistent, high-level legal services for, represent, and support CommonSpirit in connection with regulatory and compliance matters.  Direct legal services will include, but not be limited to: development of specialty-specific policies, protocols, and guidelines; lead or serve on specialty-related interdisciplinary workgroups; oversight of specialty-specific internal and governmental reviews, investigations, and audits; performance of due diligence and assistance with transaction integration matters associated with specialty; preparation, review, and revision of specialty-related government/accreditation body notices, reports, filings, and other documents with legal implications; and provision of general legal counsel and specialty-specific advice.
  • Enhance subject matter expertise in assigned specialty area(s) in support of business owners’ needs and Legal Team’s work, serving as a legal subject matter expert capable of providing sophisticated legal advice and counsel, and acting as a liaison, as needed or requested, to system or Region level leadership, management, boards, and committees, as well as to other members of the Legal Team.  Develop knowledge of other health care laws applicable to CommonSpirit.
  • Actively engage and coordinate with other Legal Team members, as needed, for effective delivery of specialty legal services across the enterprise.
  • Supervise, direct, manage, and collaborate with junior attorneys, paralegals, executive assistants, and other Legal Team support staff.
  • Manage and evaluate outside counsel engaged to provide specialty-specific legal support.
  • Manage and assist with specialty-specific litigation, administrative proceedings and other regulatory (including licensure and certification) proceedings or matters.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience
Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.  Health law or specialty professional education, or equivalent experience (preferred).
Minimum of eight (8) years’ legal work experience either with a law firm or in-house legal department involving the performance of general, operational, or specialty legal services for hospitals, health systems, medical foundations or groups, clinics, providers, health care delivery organizations, or integrated delivery systems.
Minimum of five (5) years’ leadership experience.

Required Licensure and Certifications

Active State Bar licensure, registration as in-house counsel, or equivalent acceptable status for state of primary work location.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

  • Strong decision-making skills and judgment with the ability to handle difficult and complex issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong drafting skills suitable to more complex and sophisticated matters
  • Understanding of and ability to adhere to confidentiality obligations
  • Effective and collegial interpersonal skills; ability to perform legal functions with integrity and consistent with CommonSpirit’s mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to work independently, manage a diverse workflow, and timely and effectively complete assigned work
  • Possess an understanding of when to inform or advance legal issues to or seek input from Legal Team leadership
  • Ability to use in-house and outside legal resources to accomplish work while achieving cost effectiveness

The posted compensation range of $80.77 – $129.23 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Please apply on the CommonSpirit career page: https://www.commonspirit.careers/job/englewood/system-director-senior-counsel/35300/67053682976


Posted 6/14/2024

Senior Corporate Counsel

Location: Remote

About MultiCare

MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.

The Opportunity

MultiCare Health System is seeking a Senior Corporate Counsel to join their Legal team. Seeking an experienced healthcare transitional attorney to lead transitions, partner with key executes, and with ideally national scale experience.

Note: This is a remote position and MultiCare allows remote workers based outside of Washington state with the exception of those that permanently reside in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland/Washington DC, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

Position Summary

The Senior Corporate Counsel assists MultiCare business leaders, in-house and external counsel on transaction and regulatory matters, including professional and clinical service agreements, transactions, joint ventures, affiliations, mergers & acquisitions, and other affiliations. The Senior Corporate Counsel serves as a subject matter expert, educational resource, problem solver and strategic advisor to MultiCare business leaders and colleagues on all aspects of healthcare transaction and regulatory issues; assists business leaders and outside consulting resources in the evaluation of business and transaction opportunities, negotiations, drafting, and coordinating legal aspects of transactions (including legal due diligence) and engagement and oversight of outside counsel; drafts entity formation and governance documents, including corporate articles and bylaws, LLC membership agreements, corporate charters, letters of intent/term sheets and similar documents. Hospital-based leaders may have a dual matrixed reporting structure.

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from accredited law school
  • State license to practice law, and Washington state licensure required within the first year of employment
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in a health system corporate legal department or law firm with significant involvement in health care transactions, joint ventures, affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and governance matters – as well as additional experience in combination of regulatory, compliance, risk management, insurance, employment and contractual issues/matters

Our Values

As a MultiCare employee, we’ll rely on you to reflect our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration, Kindness and Joy. Our values serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.

Why MultiCare?

  • Belonging: We work to create a true sense of belonging for all our caregivers
  • Mission-driven: We are dedicated to our mission of partnering for healing and a healthy future and the patients and communities we serve
  • Market leadership: Washington state’s largest community-based, locally governed health system
  • Employee-centric: Named Forbes “America’s Best Employers by State” in 2023
  • Technology: “Most Wired” health care system 15 years in a row
  • Leading research: MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation, 40 years of ground-breaking, clinical and health services research in our communities
  • Lifestyle: Live and work in the Pacific Northwest – offering breathtaking water, mountains and forest at every turn.

Salary

Min $209,560, Mid $255,549, Max $301,538

Questions and Apply

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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

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.


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

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