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Senior Counsel - Healthcare

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Organization Type

Public Interest

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Date Last Verified

Feb 12, 2021

Valid Through

May 28, 2021

Posted on

Sep 19, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Senior Counsel - Healthcare
Duties: Provides legal advice and counsel as requested to Physicians, Executives, Managers, Administrators and other internal constituents concerning general and specific health care, business and corporate issues, as well as on a variety of other legal issues. Independently handles a variety of complex legal matters. Is able to identify, anticipate, and develop strategies to mitigate legal risks. Develops and presents legal advice and opinions relative to operations and regulatory requirements. Provides day to day legal advice, including operations and physician leaders on a wide range of health care, corporate, and other legal issues, including issues specific to physician groups and physician practice. Conducts legal research, prepares legal documents and recommends courses of action to ensure appropriate compliance with existing laws, regulations, and accreditation standards. Provides advice and drafting assistance on policies and procedures, and on proposed communications that may have legal implications. Reviews and advises management on relevant new and proposed statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions affecting operations. Provides negotiation assistance, reviews, develops, drafts, and prepares contracts with organizations with which conducts business. Monitors, manages, and reviews all work and expenditures for outside counsel to ensure quality and efficacy of legal services. Provides/contributes to educational programs for physicians and other employees on legal issues pertaining.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Law degree required. Active member of the California State Bar, or, within 1 year of employment become a member of the California State Bar or a California Registered In House Counsel. 10+ years of experience with laws and regulations affecting the delivery of health care and the practice of medicine. Strong client service skills required with demonstrated excellent client satisfaction. Demonstrated ability to determine key business issues and develop appropriate action plans from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Demonstrated ability to define the strategy of and provide overall direction to a specified practice area. Excellent skills in complex analytic problem solving, project management, change management, and group process. Superior communication, consulting, facilitation, negotiation, conflict management, problem resolution, change management skills and consensus building skills. Ability to adapt to constantly changing priorities in managing a wide range of projects. Demonstrated ability to lead professionals through influence and collaboration. Understanding of Health Care operations and KP competitors, and economic, social, and legal environment. Superior leadership and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to bring projects/initiatives to completion. Must possess superior interpersonal skills (oral and written), coaching and mentoring skills, presentation skills, and must exemplify key leadership attributes. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preferred: Experience analyzing and applying health care, contract, employment and/or corporate laws, regulations and guidelines to the practice of law in a health care setting. 8-12 years of experience advising a health care system or systems, as internal or external counsel, with a significant employed and/or contracted physician component preferred. Extensive experience identifying and helping to resolve health care regulatory issues, Knox-Keene Act and Medi-Cal compliance. Demonstrated understanding of physician/hospital/health plan relationships. Extensive healthcare privacy law experience is preferred. California provider licensing and state and federal regulatory reporting experience is highly preferred. Proven strong client service, project management and problem solving preferred. Contract drafting and negotiation, change management, and both written and verbal communication skills are preferred.

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Hirring Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente
One Kaiser Plaza
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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