E00617 – Associate Counsel
Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate Counsel provides practical and wide-ranging advice on legal issues affecting the company. Responsibilities will include developing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations that apply to the company, developing legal strategy for claims and litigation, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various commercial contracts, drafting, and delivering legal training to the business and staying up to date with changes in healthcare law and other areas that affect the company’s operations.
- Participates in shaping the short and long-term strategies to meet business goals/objectives for customers/patients.
- Works closely with all corporate departments to ensure the development and maintenance of legally compliant processes, operations, written materials, and policies.
- Supports Human Resources and outside counsel with respect to employment matters, including internal investigations, pre-claim resolution of employment disputes, and management of employment litigation.
- Reviews marketing materials including alumni and family communications for legal compliance and risk mitigation.
- Participates in negotiations with outside contractors, organizations and the like as requested. Drafts standard contract forms as needed. Reviews contracts for legal implications and makes or recommends changes as appropriate.
- Supports corporate governance and entity management.
- Collaborates with outside counsel on litigation and complex issues of regulatory compliance.
- Anticipates, interprets, and evaluates changes in health care. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the legal field to enhance professional expertise. Attends workshops, conferences, and educational events.
- Provides educational materials and programs pertaining to legal issues.
- Career level position within the field; considered highly skilled and proficient in discipline.
Education and Experience:
- JD degree from an ABA approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar in the state in which the position resides.
- 3-5+ years’ experience practicing law with a strength in transactional work, regulatory, due diligence, and contracting. Must have knowledge of general federal and state regulatory schemes and, preferably, would have experience with employment issues, state and federal healthcare laws, managed care plans, and HIPAA/HITECH Act.
- Knowledge of regulatory and compliance issues.
- Analytical Ability: Proven ability to think logically based on a set of rules and analyze situations using common sense.
Knowledge: In depth knowledge of the key concepts, theories, doctrines, laws, policies, systems, and institutions in the health law field.
Lawyering Skills: Includes cognitive, analytical, problem-solving, collaboration and communication.
Professional Values and Ethics: Includes habits and mindsets that promote the responsible, civil, and ethical practice of law. Does not cut corners ethically; earns trust and maintains confidence; speaks plainly and truthfully.
Does not cut corners ethically; earns trust and maintains confidences; does what is right, not what is expedient; speaks plainly and truthfully.
Empathy, perspective, understanding, listening skills.
Possesses strong wiliness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done.
Communicates well both verbally and in writing. Clearly and concisely conveys information to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Listens and responds appropriately to others. Ability to establish effective working relationships that foster organizational success.
Work Environment: Works in a professional office, clinic, hospital, or out-patient facilities.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.