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common spirit

Posted 10/19/2022

SENIOR COUNSEL

Position Summary

Take the next step in your legal career and explore the extraordinary impact you can make with our CommonSpirit Health legal team. We’re hiring a Senior Counsel to provide an array of direct, high-level legal services and serve as a thought-leader and trusted advisor for our Pacific Northwest Division. This position is located in the Seattle/Tacoma area with hybrid work opportunities.

Qualified candidates will have eight (8) plus years of legal work experience at a law-firm or in-house legal department involving the performance of general, operational, or specialty legal services for hospitals, health systems, providers, or integrated delivery systems. Applicants should also have strong leadership skills and the ability to work well in a team oriented, dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders. Membership in the Washington or Oregon State Bar is strongly preferred.

At CommonSpirit Health we value teamwork, collaboration, and excellence. While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, and more!

Requisition ID 2021-196904
Link to apply: https://www.commonspirit.careers/job/tacoma/senior-counsel/35300/32661378960


Posted 9/30/2022

Director of External Business Relations

Req #: 212473
Department: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Job Location: Remote/Hybrid, Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 09/12/2022
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

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.

The School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of External Business Relations to join their team.

Position Purpose

The Director of External Business Relations (Director) is responsible for School of Medicine (SoM) business administration operations related to a wide-range of external business relationships and complex contractual matters, including research-related business agreements, research affiliation agreements, licensing and intellectual property issue review, facility arrangements, non-clinical goods and services contracts, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, data transfer agreements, material transfer agreements involving the transfer of human biological specimens, medical education affiliations, business related compliance issues, clinical services agreements, outside work, and selected matters involving faculty and staff.

The Director is part of the School of Medicine (SoM) Business Unit led by the Associate Vice Dean for Business & Regulatory Affairs. The Business Unit reports to the Clinical Business and Regulatory Affairs Officer, UW Medicine; Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Washington, with a secondary reporting relationship to the Vice Dean for Administration and Finance. Business Unit staff provide advice, assistance and resources to SoM administrators and units on a wide range of business, contractual, regulatory, personnel and record management matters.

This position serves as the lead for the Contracting and Regulatory Unit (CRU) team within the Business Unit, which manages and provides guidance on business, contractual and regulatory matters for the SoM, including goods and services agreements, clinical and education agreements, data use agreements, non-disclosure agreements, outside work requests and compliance matters. The Director handles a related workload and provides oversight to CRU directors and administrative staff.

Position Complexities

This position is within the SoM, a major school within the University of Washington, a large, complex, and high-ranking institution of higher education and nationally and internationally recognized for excellent programs in clinical care, teaching, and research activities. The SoM has 31 academic departments with over 1,700 teaching and research faculty, 4,000 clinical faculty, and 700 research and training fellows, and administrative support staff.

The SoM also is a component entity of UW Medicine–an integrated clinical, research and learning health system comprised of multiple entities with a single mission to improve the health of the public. In addition to the SoM, the following entities are considered to be clinically integrated parts of UW Medicine: University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) – Montlake and Northwest campuses, Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch), UW Primary Care (UWPC), UW Physicians (UWP), Valley Medical Center (VMC), and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine also shares in the governance of Children’s University Medical Group (CUMG). In addition, UW Medicine has numerous clinical affiliations with other entities such as Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. The Director is expected to understand and navigate the intersection between SoM education, clinical and research activities, the UW and UW Medicine’s clinical operations.

Position Dimensions and Impact to the University

As a leader in the Business Unit, the Director is accountable for maintaining a culture of professionalism that upholds and strengthens the values set forth in the UW Medicine Policy on Professional Conduct, including equity, diversity and inclusion. The Director is expected to have substantive managerial and business skills, a customer service focus, and a demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with UW, UW Medicine and SoM administrators, faculty, and staff. The Director must have a strong knowledge base of state and federal laws and UW policies that relate to the work of the position and the work of the CRU team. The Director must be able to oversee and provide supervision to subordinate professional staff, as well as elevate significant issues and matters to the Associate Dean and other SoM leadership, including the vice deans.

The Director is expected to manage a high volume of diverse assignments that range in complexity and involve a diverse set of constituent groups, including peers and leadership across the SoM, UW Medicine, and the UW. The Director must manage that workload with attention to detail and competing deadlines, as well as provide clear communication with status updates and involve key stakeholders in decision-making. The Director must work to align SoM operations with SoM, UW Medicine and UW priorities, policies, and budgeting considerations, as well as adhere to state and federal laws that apply to the SoM’s educational, research, clinical and related business operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of External Business Relations has direct and management responsibility for selected SoM business operations. The Director is the lead of the CRU team, providing oversight and guidance to its members and the work of CRU. This person directly supervises the Assistant to Director, the Director of Regulatory Policy, the Director of Regulatory Projects, the Director of Regulatory Guidance, and the Director for Clinical Services Projects. Representative elements of the responsibilities and corresponding duties include the following:

Business Relations and Contracting

  • Draft and review documents and provide advice, in consultation with legal counsel, on business issues within SoM, including issues related to business risk, contracting, intellectual property, real estate, leasing and tax.
  • Draft and negotiate certain agreements, such as affiliation and similar agreements involving research and graduate education, including their intellectual property aspects, in collaboration with the Vice-Dean for Research and Graduate Education, as well as central UW offices such as the Office of the Vice Provost, CoMotion and the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Draft and negotiate complex and select goods and services agreements.
  • Review selected data use agreements (DUA), non-disclosure agreements (NDA), material transfer agreements (MTA) and other agreements related to goods and services agreements or SoM projects.
  • Work with SoM and department administrators to manage and resolve external business disputes, including those related to purchasing and industry sponsored research.
  • As requested, provide regular reports to central UW regarding SoM contracts, e.g., foreign entity contracts.
  • Collaborate within the SoM and across the UW to develop policy and operational guidance, including managing projects, in areas involving federal and state laws and UW policies and regulations related to business operations.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the Director of Regulatory Guidance and Director of Regulatory Projects regarding agreements for the sale of departmental goods and services and other agreements, ensuring compliance with regulations and laws impacting such agreements, such as privacy, intellectual property, taxation and liability.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the Director of Clinical Services Projects on clinical and educational services agreements involving services provided by SoM clinical faculty across the UW Medicine entities, and to external entities including federal, state and local governments.
  • Facilitate coordination regarding SoM clinical contracts with department and division leadership, UWP, CUMG, and SoM Sites of Practice approval processes; and provide oversight on process improvements including data tracking, templates and clinical contracting process guidelines.

Regulatory and Compliance Matters

  • Provide direct guidance and involvement in compliance and regulatory matters that arise within SoM.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the Director of Regulatory Policy regarding compliance and regulatory matters that arise within SoM, including conflicts of interest, ethics, research, health and safety, open payments reporting, pre and post award research grants and contracts.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the Director of Regulatory Guidance and Director of Regulatory Projects regarding the outside work approval processes and considerations, and compliance with research and privacy regulations.
  • Ensure coordination with UW Medicine Compliance on SoM compliance-related issues.

Other Duties

  • Uphold and strengthen the values set forth in the UW Medicine Policy on Professional Conduct, including creating and maintaining a working environment that is diverse, inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
  • Increase the engagement of the CRU team and the Business Unit in dismantling systemic racism and transforming UW Medicine into an anti-racist organization.
  • Manage and supervise CRU team members and the work of CRU, providing guidance on prioritization of assignments, backup plans and effective use of resources.
  • Participate in recruitment and onboarding of new CRU team members.
  • Serve as a member of the Business Unit Leadership Team (BULT), providing input and guidance regarding management and operations issues impacting the Business Unit.
  • Oversee the management of contracts and provide input on contract management systems for use within the Business Unit and as a resource for others in the Dean’s Office.
  • Oversee management and operations of the outside work approval process.
  • Serve on committees as assigned.
  • Provide trainings and presentations to various groups on the subjects and topics within the Director’s responsibility.
  • Collaborate with and assist with the work of other Business Unit directors, as appropriate or as requested by the Associate Dean.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in health care administration, business administration or a related field.
  • Minimum 5-years professional experience; senior managerial and administrative experience in an academic, governmental, or healthcare environment, with extensive oversight responsibilities.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven ability to function independently and effectively in a large organization.
  • A track record of creative problem solving and facilitating solutions-oriented approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent analytical and organizational abilities
  • Highly refined sense of diplomacy;
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely, credibly and collaboratively with others including institutional leadership, faculty (physicians and researchers) and staff.
  • Demonstrated competence in knowledge and interpretation of institutional policies and applicable state and federal rules and regulations related to contracting, compliance, ethics, conflicts of interest and professionalism.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law Degree (J.D.)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with UW School of Medicine and UW Health Sciences colleges and departments, as well as a general understanding of the organization and clinically integrated entities within UW Medicine, as well as affiliated entities.
  • Experience in a university setting or clinical, research or regulatory environment.
  • Experience providing support in academic contractual, clinical or regulatory matters.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • The person who holds this position will be based in SoM-assigned facilities at the Health Sciences Building on the UW Seattle campus.
  • Office environment, with hybrid in-person/remote schedule available, subject to approval and conditioned on meeting business needs.
  • Must be able to work additional hours, including evenings and weekends, as required for business needs.
  • Position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check and compliance with vaccine mandates.

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.

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.

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.


 

Posted 7/22/2022

Clinical Risk Manager

PeaceHealth is seeking a Clinical Risk Manager. Salary range is $86,000- $129,000, depending on experience. 

**Onsite position. The Clinical Risk Manager will live within commuting distance of the worksite in Bellingham, WA. Relocation assistance is available.

***Candidates with background in patient safetyqualityinfection preventionclinical accreditationorganizational integrity, or compliance are encouraged to apply.***

Administers the risk management activities in assigned Network inpatient and outpatient facilities. Responsible for identifying, assessing and recommending actions for actual and potential exposures to the organization with a goal of improved patient safety and protection of the organization’s assets. Ensures adherence to government regulations and accrediting body standards and implements policies and procedures necessary to support risk structures and processes. Facilitates network, community, or PHMG leadership in the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of the risk management program, including effective systems which promote and support patient, caregiver and visitor safety, medical malpractice prevention and the health of the organization, and that align with PeaceHealth mission and values.

Details of the position

  • Coordinates and administers risk identification, investigation and reduction, monitors risk functions and performs risk surveys to assess loss potential. Supports, and ensures the implementation of the System risk management strategies. Works in collaboration with the Patient Safety Consultant to improve patient safety.
  • Performs investigation and response to events, potential claims, and grievances presented against caregivers, physicians and the organization for liability and damages. Records and collects documents and evidence and maintains work product in accordance with legal requirements and sets up claim. Ensures collaboration and mitigation of risk to the organization’s insurance coverage against liability and casualty loss.
  • Interacts with patients and their families when patient grievances arise. Conducts a review of the concern and responds in writing to the patient. Supports the work of the Complaint/Grievance Management program in accordance with CMS requirements.
  • Collaborates with patient safety, medical and departmental caregivers to ensure timely risk management review and management of serious patient events and medical errors. Facilitates and/or co-facilitates the review of variances rising to a Sentinel Event, State and/or Federal regulatory reporting and directs the communication of unanticipated events to patients and potential compensable events. Provides clinical risk management guidance in safety stops including disclosure of unanticipated events.
  • Analyzes variance data trends and reports findings related to risk strategies. Contributes to the development of mitigation and intervention strategies. Regularly provides leadership with progress reports and data (including recommendations) related to risk management.
  • Serves as risk management representative to the Facility Quality and or Patient Safety Committee (including falls task force/team), Ethics Committee, Environment of Care, Grievance Committee and other assigned committees.
  • Investigates alleged EMTALA violations. Ensures that applicable regulatory and accreditation requirements are met in a proactive manner. Participates in development of processes/systems designed to share and recognize performance improvements and compliance across the organization to mitigate risks to patient and caregiver safety/risks to the organization.
  • Facilitates teams related to system-wide approaches for risk mitigation. Supports skills and competency development in risk management for community-based resources. With system team, designs training curriculum, develop program content and provide education to leadership teams, quality leaders, supervisors and staff.
  • Develops and communicates with senior management on appropriate responses to risk events and medical care complaints in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Serves as a liaison and problem solver to provide guidance for enterprise risk prevention for new clinical services, programs and equipment. Facilitates or co-facilitates FMEA study with Patient Safety caregivers and RCA meetings for Serious Reportable events in collaboration with the patient safety consultant.

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare, Nursing, Business or Computer Science required or a combination of education and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered
  • Minimum of three years of clinical risk management experience required.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) certification required within eighteen months of employment.

Other:

  • Advanced knowledge of state, federal, and accreditation requirements including but not limited to: CMS Conditions of Participation for acute care and critical access hospitals,
  • General knowledge in other regulatory areas such as, OSHA, EMTALA, and HIPPA.
  • State healthcare rules and statutes, and state licensing requirements preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge in use of administrative and quality data, with statistical validity preferred.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Participation in on-call coverage required.

For more information, contact Jake Baird  email hidden; JavaScript is required

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.


Posted 7/15/2022

Legal Program Manager, Contracting

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 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

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

Manages Legal Department contracting function under the direction of the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, with both remote and on-site support based on Department needs . Oversees Department contract management system. Performs advanced contract editing and drafting of a wide variety of contracts consistent with Department guidelines. Assists Legal Department attorneys with initial contract review and drafting. Develops templates, checklists, and trainings related to contracts. Acts as primary liason with other departments involved in contracting to facilitate continuous process improvement. Assists Department attorneys with legal research and other assigned tasks. Provides backup coverage to other Department staff to facilitate continuous coverage.

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
– Bachelors Degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
– At least five years of experience supporting contract review and management in a law firm, in-house legal department, or equivalent governmental agency

Required Credentials:
– N/A

Preferred:
– Paralegal certification from ABA-approved paralegal program preferred
– Work experience in a hospital or health system operations

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply Here: https://careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com/jobs/45260/legal-program-manager%2c-contracting/job


Posted 7/1/2022

Manager, Legal (Lawyer)

Why Work for Us?

Innovation. Act with Integrity. Collaboration. Embrace Diversity. Care

We come from many countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities and nationalities. We bring our passions including singing, biking, swimming, dancing, cooking, volunteering, parenting, coaching and much more! We are proud of our nearly equal balance of men and women and strengthened by our non-binary and transgender team members. Every employee belongs.

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly motivated Manager, Legal who is looking to grow their career with our company. This is a lawyer position reporting to Associate Director, Legal and will be located in either Vancouver, British Columbia or Seattle, Washington.

As a condition of employment, Zymeworks requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide verification of such.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafts, negotiates, and facilitates execution of a broad range of agreements in a timely manner with vendors, contractors, and collaborators.
  • Reviews, identifies, and mitigates contractual and business risks in third party agreements and presents findings to management.
  • Manages and administrates executed agreements to ensure internal and external compliance.
  • Liaises with internal/external stakeholders (Business Development, Legal, R&D, Intellectual Property, Finance, etc.) in the negotiation of contracts and associated statements of work.
  • Supports internal stakeholders as the contracts subject matter expert in order to provide contractual and commercial risks and issues. Provides mentorship and leadership within the organization.
  • Ensures accurate, easily accessible and complete records of the Company’s contractual and business matters.
  • Monitors contract expiration periods, engages with internal stakeholders to determine renewal priorities and changes in the business drivers, and manages the process for renewals, amendments, or extensions.
  • Actively works to foster an environment of effective and collaborative working relationships amongst employees, management, and external partners.

Qualifications and Education

  • D. or LL.B. degree with 2 to 5 years’ related experience with successful negotiation and execution of a broad range of agreements, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Member in good standing of U.S. state and/or British Columbia bar.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Embody and champion Zymeworks’ values: Act with Integrity. Collaborate. Care.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality on matters that require discretion.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team and effectively solicit stakeholder input. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills and the ability to work effectively in a high-paced, fast-changing environment. Results oriented.
  • Has a strong working knowledge of key operational controls, contract law, and financial regulations.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills.
  • General understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development process, preference may be given to candidates with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or healthcare experience.
  • Experience managing and using industry-standard contracts management software.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with the ability to confidently present findings.
  • Demonstrated exemplary business ethics, integrity and transparency.
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please apply online at https://jobs.jobvite.com/zymeworkscareers/job/oFrvjfwE

Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.


Posted 7/1/2022

Director, Legal

Why Work for Us?

Innovation. Act with Integrity. Collaboration. Embrace Diversity. Care

We come from many countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities and nationalities. We bring our passions including singing, biking, swimming, dancing, cooking, volunteering, parenting, coaching and much more! We are proud of our nearly equal balance of men and women and strengthened by our non-binary and transgender team members. Every employee belongs.

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated professional who is looking to grow their career with our company.

This position will report to the Vice President, Legal and will be based in either Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA.

As a condition of employment, Zymeworks requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide verification of such.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development of strategic and long-term direction of the Legal and Intellectual Property department.  Works with the VP, Legal and members of the senior management team to develop and implement policies, programs, strategies and processes. Ensures department and operational activities are aligned with company objectives.
  • Acts as a legal advisor on major business transactions, including deal structuring, financings of various types, acquisitions, licensing and technology transfers and collaborations, and joint ventures.
  • Oversees management of the activities of the Legal and Intellectual Property department’s non-IP Legal team.
  • Prepares strategy for, negotiates and drafts (and/or oversees the negotiation and drafting by team members) business agreements including master services, supply, manufacturing, software license, confidentiality and data privacy agreements, and provides support in conjunction with external counsel on merger/acquisition agreements, license agreements, R&D agreements, etc.
  • Serves as primary point of contact within Legal and Intellectual Property Department to Business Development and Alliance Management team on licensing and collaboration agreements and works with external counsel as required with respect to such agreements.
  • Maximizes company opportunities and minimizes risk and exposure by identifying legal trends and variances and communicating implications of the company’s activities. Analyzes, formulates and implements various strategies accordingly.
  • Acts as legal advisor on risk management, corporate governance and securities compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Ensures corporate compliance with all securities laws and regulations.
  • Acts as a legal advisor on SEC reporting and disclosure matters including 10-Ks, 10-Qs and 8-Ks, Proxy Statements and Forms 3, 4 and 5 for executive officers and directors.
  • Develops, manages, communicates and monitors the implementation of policies and procedures relating to securities regulatory issues, and other legal and regulatory issues.
  • Leads through example to establish an environment fostering effective and collaborative working relationships.

Qualifications and Education

  • JD degree and a minimum of 10 years’ related experience, preferably including both law firm and in-house experience at a publicly held biotechnology/ pharmaceutical company, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Member in good standing of U.S state and/or British Columbia bar.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Embody and champion Zymeworks’ values: Act with Integrity. Collaborate. Care.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality on matters that require discretion.

Skills and Abilities

  • Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a cross-functional team. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Efficient, focused and pragmatic, offering quality practical legal advice and strategic solutions.
  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to manage, develop and empower employees.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and concurrent deliverables and work effectively in a challenging, milestone-driven environment.
  • Ability to think and act strategically, anticipate roadblocks and map out next steps.
  • Significant corporate law, SEC and corporate governance experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with complying with SEC reporting requirements and regulations as well as Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Significant experience contributing to business development activities such as in-licensing, out-licensing and mergers and acquisitions.
  • In-depth experience structuring, negotiating and drafting legal documents including collaborative research agreements, procurement contracts, professional services contracts, service level agreements and third-party agreements.
  • Sound business acumen with a practical, results-oriented management style that can translate innovative, creative strategies and conceptual thinking into action plans.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity and ethics.
  • Extremely strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please apply online at https://jobs.jobvite.com/zymeworkscareers/job/owM6jfwr

Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.


Posted 3/2/2022

Healthcare Regulatory Associate – Junior or Mid-Level – Portland

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has an exciting opportunity for a junior or mid-level associate to join its Healthcare Practice Group. Qualified candidates will have three years of experience or a demonstrated interest in health law in areas that may include healthcare regulatory matters, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, healthcare contracting, HIPAA or telemedicine. Strong legal writing, contract drafting, and oral communication skills are essential to this role, as is the ability to work well in a team environment. Active membership in the Oregon State Bar is preferred.
DWT offers a fast-paced and collegial working atmosphere where associates have the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging matters. We encourage national applicants seeking to relocate to Portland. Relocation and bar expenses are paid.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.
To apply, please upload a cover letter addressed to Deverie Hart, Sr. Manager of Attorney Recruiting; resume; brief writing sample (10 pages max.) and law school transcript. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.
We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

Application Instructions

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Healthcare Regulatory Associate – Junior or Mid-Level – Portland (dwt.com)


Posted 12/20/2021

Multiple Offices‐ Income Taxation Associate

Fox Rothschild LLP has an opening for an Income Taxation Associate with 2‐5 years of transactional
experience. This position is able to reside in our Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle office. A
Master’s Degree from an LLM Taxation program preferred. The successful candidate will have
experience with negotiating and drafting documents, tax controversy matters, and tax memos. A strong
academic record and excellent analytical skills required. The candidate must be licensed in the State of
California, as well as the state in which the office resides. Equal Opportunity Employer – vets,
disability. We are currently not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Link to apply: https://www.foxrothschild.com/careers‐for‐attorneys/open‐positions


Posted 12/6/2021

Junior Associate

Portland, OR or Seattle, WA

TO APPLY: CLICK HERE

About Stoel Rives and the Health Care Group
Recognized as one of the premier health care practices in the Pacific Northwest, we serve as trusted advisors and help develop solutions that enable our health care clients to manage current changes and position themselves for success in the coming years. Unique in the markets we serve, our practice provides support for both payers as well as on the delivery side.

If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.

Role Overview

Stoel Rives LLP seeks a junior associate to join the Health Care Group in its Portland or Seattle office. Candidates must have experience in the health care industry, or transactional and/or regulatory experience involving health care clients.

Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect one human to possess all of these skills, but if you have experience with or interest in developing these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.

  • Health care transactions (strategic affiliations and mergers and acquisitions) and provider contracting;
  • Healthcare regulation including any of the following: Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, Stark, anti-kickback, HIPAA, medical staff, fraud and abuse, and managed care contracting;
  • Advising hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, behavioral health providers, pharmacies, managed care companies, federally qualified health centers, medical device manufacturers and distributors, or other health care industry vendors regarding regulatory compliance.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to understand how a project serves clients goals;
  • A commitment to client service and team success;
  • JD from an accredited university; and
  • Membership in the Oregon or Washington State Bar strongly preferred.

What You Will Learn as Part of Our Team

Shortly after joining the team, you will have the opportunity to assist clients in responding to government investigations and audits, revise and negotiate contracts between payers and providers, and research and advise clients regarding applicable safe harbors to protect from anti-kickback statute enforcement, work on various privacy matters involving HIPAA and applicable state laws. Over time, we hope to help you hone your skills and capabilities and grow into an area of expertise that will differentiate you within the marketplace and our group, turning you into a subject matter expert.

A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm.  We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives

At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes an inclusive parental leave policy, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ spouses and partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.

We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.

What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.

We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities, along with participation in the OnRamp Fellowship for legal returners and the OnTrack Sponsorship program.

 


Posted 9/10/2021

Health Privacy and Technology Senior Attorney

Seattle, WA

TO APPLY: CLICK HERE

About Stoel Rives and the Health Care Group

Recognized as one of the premier health care practices in the Pacific Northwest, we serve as trusted advisors and help develop solutions that enable our health care clients to manage current changes and position themselves for success in the coming years.

If you are interested in working with a group of collaborative, hard-working, and dedicated lawyers and staff, this is the place for you.

Role Overview

Stoel Rives LLP seeks an experienced attorney to join the Health Care Group in its Portland or Seattle office.  Candidates must have at least 5 years’ experience working with clients in the health care industry on matters involving HIPAA and other health information privacy and security regulations, as well as federal antikickback and Stark regulations.

Skills Needed to Be Effective in This Role

We pride ourselves in forming diverse teams with a wide array of interpersonal and professional attributes. We don’t expect one human to embody all of these skills, but if you have many of these skills, and are enthusiastic to learn, we encourage you to apply.

  • Experience assisting clients with digital health or mHealth solutions and proficient advising clients on development and revision of privacy and security policies and procedures;
  • Negotiation of business associate agreements, data use agreements, and data transfer agreements; conducting HIPAA risk analysis; data incident response and breach notification (including risk assessments); and licensing of electronic health records.
  • Familiarity with other state and federal security requirements a plus (e.g., 42 CFR Part 2).
  • Privacy or information security certification (e.g., CIPP/US, CISSP, CHISSP) preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with advising hospitals and health systems, physicians and physician organizations, behavioral health providers, pharmacies, managed care companies, federally qualified health centers, medical device manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of health care industry vendors.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and desire to understand how a project serves clients goals;
  • A commitment to client service and team success;
  • JD from an accredited university; and
  • Membership in the Oregon or Washington State Bar strongly preferred.

What You Will Learn as Part of Our Team

Shortly after joining the team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in negotiation of business associate, data access/use, licensing, brokerage, and data processing agreements; research regarding state data privacy and disclosure laws and evaluation of uses and disclosures under HIPAA; evaluation and drafting of consent forms, notices of privacy practices, technology licensing; preparation of notices of privacy practices and other consumer, employee, and recruitment privacy notices; data incident/data breach response; risk or gap assessments; and/or government investigation responses.

A broader question you may have is, “How will this position enhance my legal skills and career trajectory?”  At Stoel Rives, we offer a unique lateral integration program and core competency model that are designed to provide a roadmap of the practical skills, abilities, and client service techniques our lawyers need to succeed and progress at the firm.  We also established a New Lawyer Integration Program that has deepened our relationships and connections with our new lawyers, while providing them with the mentoring, resources, and information necessary for success.

How You Will Live Life Well at Stoel Rives

At Stoel Rives, you will enjoy a robust benefits package that includes an inclusive parental leave policy, paid family medical leave, equivalent health benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ spouses and partners, a generous employer health savings account contribution, telemedicine services, day care and medical expense flexible spending account, and employee assistance program. In 2017, we launched an extended leave support program for our lawyers who take family, medical, and other approved leaves. This program also aids with transitioning to and from leave.

We are also proud participants of the ABA Well-Being Pledge, strongly believing that the well-being of our employees is paramount to the success of the firm. In addition, the firm’s Culture Committee supports the firm’s mission, vision, and values in bringing together spectacular client service and job satisfaction.

To learn more about the benefits of working as an attorney at Stoel Rives, click here.

What We Are Doing to Ensure A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Environment

Stoel Rives places a high priority on attracting and retaining lawyers with different backgrounds and life experiences. This makes us better and happier as people, as an organization, and as legal advisers. We are proud to offer many engagement opportunities including a firmwide DE&I Committee, Associates Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Affinity Groups, and Parenting Circle.

We proudly partner with Diversity Lab to implement innovative programs to advance Stoel Rives’ DE&I goals, including the aggressive metrics-based goals we’ve adopted as one of five founding Move the Needle Fund firms. Our efforts with Diversity Lab include certification under the Mansfield Rule, to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in our firm’s leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for opportunities, along with participation in the OnRamp Fellowship for legal returners and the OnTrack Sponsorship program. Additional information on these programs, can be found here.


Posted 8/27/2021

Transactional Health Care Attorney

Position Summary

Studebaker Nault, PLLC is recruiting a mid-level or senior level attorney with a minimum of three years’ experience focused on the health care industry.  The ideal candidate has experience with business transactions and health care operations, associated regulatory issues and compliance, as well as experience in health care litigation to augment the firm’s litigation practice.

Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, outstanding writing and communication skills, an entrepreneurial drive, and a strong commitment to client service.  Candidates with law firm experience preferred.  Admission in Washington, Oregon or Alaska required.  Compensation package dependent on experience.

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, CV or résumé and writing sample (maximum 10 pages) addressed to Barbra Z. Nault, Manager, Studebaker Nault, PLLC, 11900 N.E. 1st Street, Suite 300, Bellevue, WA 98005 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.  Submissions from recruiters welcome.

Link to position on website.