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ProfileHealth Staff Attorney The candidate will provide direct services to a caseload of clients who need help accessing healthcare, health insurance or related supports. Will represent clients in health insurance appeals and state agency fair hearings. Assist clients with other complex healthcare access problems. Representation in formal court proceedings will happen extremely infrequently, if ever. Provide research, support, and guidance to other Call Center staff (non-lawyers) to assist them with their caseloads. Produce written resource materials to be used by consumers, other advocates, and the rest of the Call Center staff. Provide training to the rest of the Call Center (and other firm) staff, after the attorney has sufficient experience to do so. Conduct policy research, writing, and advocacy to advance the interests of healthcare consumers. Represent firm and the interests of consumers in various policy commissions and committees, in meetings with other advocates, and in meetings with State officials. Work effectively and flexibly with a diverse team of colleagues to serve firm. Accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned. JD degree is needed. Rhode Island Bar membership is strongly preferred. Proficiency in computer and internet navigation (online documents, search engine, government websites) is needed. Proficient in Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as computer skills to maintain and update program related materials, reports and database is advantageous. Some knowledge of and/or interest in healthcare, health insurance, and/or special education systems are strongly preferred.