Are you an experienced litigator who has worked closely with a large, integrated healthcare system OR an attorney who has experience managing litigation within an integrated healthcare system?
Our collegial, collaborative, and integrated department offers a unique opportunity to be involved not only with medical malpractice litigation, but with all areas of litigation risk for the organization.
The Associate General Counsel will be a well-rounded leader and have a significant role within the organization, with visibility and interaction with senior leaders - advising and developing strong relationships.
Summary: Reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, this in-house position provides legal advice and assistance on complex and routine legal matters, primarily related to litigation, but also including matters of health law, involving Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS) and Presbyterian Health Plan. Litigation matters may include Federal and State law.
As a recognized company authority, provides expert legal services to one or more major departments or functions and/or performs special legal assignments of major importance in a highly complex legal field.
Provide advice and assistance to Board of Directors or Board of Trustees of the assigned organization or division. Periodic court appearances to support PHS interests.
Provide legal advice as necessary for all PHS personnel.
Provide education about legal and ethical issues to organizations assigned. Provide backup coverage for the Attorneys assigned to other areas provides in-house counsel, compliance guidance, advice and services to PHP and PHS regarding healthcare laws and regulations, appeals and grievances, contracting, medical staff issues, patient issues and policies and procedures.
Provide legal support in the negotiation, drafting and interpretation of agreements, contracts and other documents. Provide legal support for member and provider appeal and grievance proceedings, including IURB hearings and DOI and CMS inquiries.
Provide legal support for quality management and peer review activities.
Must be a graduate of an accredited law school with preferably at least 15 years of experience as an attorney, with significant experience in the health care field.
Substantial experience as a trial attorney with large case first chair experience and professional liability case work.
Preferably at least 15 years in the medical malpractice area.
Must be a member in good standing of the New Mexico State Bar or willingness to become a member of NM Bar within the first year of hire.
Working knowledge of the Review Organization Immunity Act, 41-9-1 TO 41-9-7 NMSA (1978), New Mexico Patient Compensation Fund and New Mexico Medical board proceedings
Proven experience developing and maintaining internal and external client relationships
Self-directed with a high degree of attention to detail, ability to multitask and prioritize
Able to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Risk Management and other members of the Legal/Compliance/Risk team
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of complicated tasks.
Leads and directs the work of others.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Internal Number: 2020-15126
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experience...s that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.