From acquisition of products and services, real estate transactions, and new ventures to union grievances, provider operations, and liability claims, this group encompasses all of Kaiser Permanente’s legal and government counseling and provides cost-effective legal support across all functions.
Hospital and Health System Counsel – Provider Operations Practice Group
In this role, you will provide counsel to Kaiser Permanente hospitals and health care providers regarding regulatory and operational matters. You will have the opportunity to have a broad provider regulatory practice, supporting Kaiser Permanente’s operations as an integrated delivery system in California and the eight other jurisdictions where Kaiser Permanente operates. You will be responsible for advising Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan leadership on complex regulatory issues impacting Kaiser Permanente operations and strategic plans across multiple legal business entities and the impact of health care laws and regulations governing the range of providers in Kaiser Permanente’s delivery system (including hospital, ASC, SNF, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, psychiatric health facility, hospice, home health, continuum, and medical office), as well as regulatory enforcement matters, both in California and in other jurisdictions where Kaiser Permanente operates. In addition, you will advise delivery system leadership and frontline staff on health law and regulatory issues impacting day-to-day care of patients in Kaiser Permanente facilities, including consent, bioethics, privacy, and security (including mental health and chemical dependency providers), medical device/pharmacy regulation, EMTALA and Medicare/Medicaid rules impacting providers, including Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation as well as serve as a subject matter expert and resource for advocacy of Kaiser Permanente policy positions, furthering Kaiser Permanente’s mission.
At least seven years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or company or in government in one or more legal specialties
California State Bar license
Membership in a local Bar Association
The ability to demonstrate skillful insight into critical business problems and emerging legal issues
The proven ability to render timely and sound legal advice within applicable legal principles
The ability to maintain current knowledge of specialty area
Preferred Qualifications Include:
At least seven years of legal practice experience, with at least four as a health law attorney representing hospitals and health care providers
Strong experience within the health care industry
Experience advising complex organizations with interaction between multiple legal entities
Positive personality that will be an asset to the group
The ability to reach out to others to learn and develop necessary skills
The ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, working closely with colleagues in other practice areas, as well as with colleagues who support other Kaiser Permanente regions
Strong soft skills with demonstrated enforcement of ethical behavior in self and others in accordance with the Kaiser Permanente Principles of Responsibility
The ability to adhere to organizational policies and guidelines and support compliance initiatives
The ability to maintain confidence, admit mistakes, conduct business with honesty, show consistency in words and actions, and follow through on commitments
The ability to be accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring, and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 842270. For additional information, please email John.V.Mccauley@kp.org.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.
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As America's largest nonprofit health plan, serving over 11 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia, we're driven by the needs of our patients and our responsibility to the communities we serve. We recruit high-caliber individuals and provide them with a positive work environment, outstanding facilities and resources, competitive wages, and exceptional benefits. If you believe quality of care and quality of life go hand in hand, this is the place to put your beliefs into practice.