DUTIES: The State University of New York Health Sciences University ( SUNY Downstate) in Brooklyn, New York is seeking an experienced full-time health care lawyer who will be expected to handle and oversee a broad range of health care related assignments, including, but not limited to: - Legal advice related to hospital operational support; medical malpractice litigation; general liability and hospital related litigation; subpoenas; medical staff issues; quality assurance, and peer review matters. - The lawyer will also provide legal advice to Hospital Administration on a broad array of clinical health law issues including but not limited to DNR, informed consent and end of life issues; and will render advice on regulatory issues including but not limited to Joint Commission, DOH, CMS and DEA, accreditation; on student, resident and clinical affiliation agreements, Graduate Medical Education issues and accreditation: health care contracts, including hospital physician compensation and recruitment arrangements, provider-based agreements, joint business ventures, transactional issues and Medicaid/Medicare/private insurance reimbursement; and will additionally provide legal advice regarding HIPAA and patient privacy issues, and release of protected health information. - The incumbent will also advise on student, faculty, research and other institutional issues as they arise. - The successful candidate will be based at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, as part of the Office of General Counsel of the State University of New York, which comprises over forty-five (45) attorneys throughout the state. - All the attorneys in the Office of General Counsel report to SUNY's Senior Vice Chancellor and General Counsel in Albany, New York, and to Managing Counsel on the SUNY Downstate campus. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Qualifications: - The successful candidate would ideally have at least five to eight years of legal experience, including five or more years of progressive experience in one or more positions as in-house counsel with an academic medical center, counsel to health care providers or comparable health care law experience. - Candidates may be considered who have at least three years' experience as part of a health care law practice group in a national law firm that services multiple academic medical center (institutional, non-physician) clients. - It would be beneficial for the successful candidate to have substantive experience with Medicare/Medicaid regulations, complex commercial transactions in the health care field, managed care contracting, regulatory compliance, physician employment, clinical research, graduate medical education, risk management and medical staff issues. - Clinical health care background (e.g., R.N., P.A.) or close familiarity with clinical issues would also be a strong feature for a successful candidate. - Experience with medical malpractice defense and New York State health laws and regulations is also preferred. Additional Info: *Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.