Job Details

Regulatory Attorney

Company name

The William W. Backus Hospital

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Dec 28,2019

Posted on

Sep 14,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Hartford, CT, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Regulatory Attorney
Duties: Provide advice and guidance to market and clinical business units on regulatory and industry developments, including the proactive identification and assessment of regulatory risks and the ongoing monitoring and tracking of relevant regulatory updates. Advises senior management, Human Resources staff, managers and physicians on state, federal and other regulatory agency guidelines in matters relating to employment, operational and medical staff matters, and regulatory compliance. Provide advice and guidance on patient care, risk management, and bioethical issues for clinical operating units. Provide legal analysis and advice concerning health care regulatory compliance, physician-hospital relationships, and a wide variety of healthcare business and operational issues, including patient care matters. Interact with the management team as well as with external representatives of the legal system, regulatory agencies, governmental entities, and others.. Advise on the impact of health care laws and regulations governing the range of providers in Hartford HealthCare’s delivery system (including hospital, assisted living, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, psychiatric health facility, hospice, home health, continuum and medical office), as well as regulatory enforcement matters. Advise delivery system leadership and frontline staff on health law and regulatory issues impacting day-to-day care of patients in 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. Work with minimal supervision, works well on a team, demonstrates excellent communication, and develops new areas of sub-specialty as needs may arise. Utilize excellent judgment, client counseling, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills. Duties may also include participation on health care committees as the legal advisor. Serve as a subject matter expert, educational resource, and strategic adviser, to business leaders and colleagues on all aspects of healthcare regulatory law.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an ABA accredited law school with a license to practice law in Connecticut or ability to become an active member in 1 year, and outstanding academic credentials. 5+ years of relevant experience with emphasis on health law regulatory matters. Knowledge of federal and state health care regulations, including Fraud & Abuse, Stark, HIPAA, Determination of Need and state licensure, and familiarity with legal and regulatory issues related to physicians and medical staff strongly preferred. Experience reviewing and updating medical staff bylaws. Experience with medical staff credentialing. Experience with inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities and providers, including acute care psychiatric facilities, addiction treatment centers, behavioral health clinics, community mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities, and residential treatment facilities, among others, as well as with behavioral health professionals. Experience advising complex organizations with interaction between multiple legal entities. Proficiency in legal research, including Lexis, Westlaw & other research tools, as well as technology used in operations, such as contract and document management. Strong analytical, inter-personal, drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy. Previous experience with academic medical centers, physician group practices, and/or health care delivery systems either in-house or at a large law firm preferred. Collegial, possesses mature interpersonal skills and is able to quickly adapt to changing demands. Writing samples and references will be requested.

Additional info

Ref. 19158927

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The William W. Backus Hospital
326 Washington St.
Norwich, CT 06360

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