Job Description

Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center

Department: Legal Services

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Days

At Valleywise Health, we're on a mission to create a healthier, happier Valley for all - and we're searching for talented, passionate people to join our team. When you join the Valleywise Health family, you become a valuable part of our mission, vision, and culture. We strive to cultivate an atmosphere of excellence and are committed to ensuring innovation, education, and respect. 

As the Assistant General Counsel, you will work under the direction of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and will be expected to be a vital business partner to leaders across the organization. As a member of the Valleywise Health Legal Services team, you will be essential in researching and advising the organization on a wide array of matters affecting the day-to-day operations of a public health care system. 

We are looking for a business-minded attorney with excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task that thrives in a fast-paced environment. The Assistant General Counsel will work closely with the Risk Management Department and assist in supervising outside counsel's work and working closely with the Human Resources Department on employment-related issues.
 
Valleywise Health is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive benefits designed to help our employees and their families stay physically and financially fit. Known for the diversity of not only the community of patients we serve but also our workforce and the benefits we offer, such as:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 100% Pension Retirement Match
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Sick and Extended Illness Bank
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs
  • And much more!        
Annual Salary Rate: $143,915 - $212,284
 
Qualifications
Education:
  • Must have graduated from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law.
Experience:
  • Requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible legal experience demonstrating a high level of understanding of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Certification/Licensure:
  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Arizona or licensed in another state and registered and licensed to practice law in Arizona within one (1) year of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Requires the ability to read, write, and speak effectively in English.
  • Must be able to communicate orally in English with employees, senior leadership, the Board of Directors, clients, and the public using a telephone and in group and face-to-face, one-to-one settings.
  • Requires knowledge of state and federal constitutional and statutory provisions relating to health care and public entities and a thorough understanding of the principles of civil law.
  • Requires familiarity with state and federal health care laws and regulations, e.g., EMTALA, DNV, AHCCCS, HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid, nursing, medical staff, and house staff topics.
  • Requires knowledge of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), state mental health services laws and regulations, general governmental practice, legislative practice, state open meeting and public records laws, and conflict of interest laws.
  • Must be a successful leader of people, have strong leadership skills, and the ability to motivate a team.
  • Must be able to decide how to allocate people, time, and other resources to create, execute, and accomplish an operating or project plan on time and within budget.
  • Must have solid analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to utilize the appropriate management techniques to plan, organize, control, and coordinate activities.
  • Must manage priorities in a dynamic environment and adapt to change quickly and positively.
  • Must demonstrate ability to be self-directed and excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work as a team member with peers, other managers, staff, and senior leadership.
  • Must possess good customer service and communications skills, the ability to work with professionals, and maintain confidentiality standards.

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