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 always searching for talented, passionate people to join our team.
As the Senior Counsel - Health Care Law, you will work under the direction of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel to provide expert legal counsel and guidance relating to healthcare operational issues, including but not limited to patient consent, bioethics, risk management, medical staff, academic affairs, licensing and certification, policies, contractual arrangements (rights and responsibilities), regulatory requirements, managed care, Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, and other health care operations subject to state and federal laws and regulations. In addition, you will assist the SVP and General Counsel in providing guidance relating to our status as a public entity, including, but not limited to, Board Governance, open meeting law, public procurement, public records, and general business relationships with the government and private entities on all aspects of health care delivery.
As the Senior Counsel - Health Care Law, you will not only be a legal expert but also a vital business partner to leaders across the organization. As a member of the Valleywise Health Legal Services team, you will collaborate with us, playing an essential role in researching and advising the organization on a wide array of matters affecting the day-to-day operations of a public health care system.
When you join the Valleywise Health family, you become a valuable part of our mission, vision, and culture. We are dedicated to cultivating an atmosphere of excellence and ensuring innovation, education, and respect across all spectrums. Your passion is what will empower our promise to provide exceptional care, without exception to every patient, every time.
If this describes you, we'd love to have you on our team.
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:
  • Competitive Pay
  • 20 paid observed holidays
  • Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) & 12% Employee Contribution Match (Pension, Long Term Disability, and Health Insurance)
  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal time
  • Affordable medical, vision and dental insurance benefits and a wellness program
  • Flexible Spending accounts and health savings accounts
  • Basic & Optional Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation-457(b) Roth and Supplemental Retirement - 401(A)
  • MetLaw
  • Annual professional development growth funding
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (may forgive the remaining balance on a federal student loan made directly by the U.S. Department of Education after qualifying).
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Annual Salary Range: $118,289.60 - $174,470.40
This position is Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; however, it is expected this role will be available to support the operation of a 365/24/7 health care system. This role is onsite, with the opportunity to work remotely two (2) days a week.

  • Must have graduated from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school of law.
  • Requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible legal work experience in either a law firm, in-house legal department, or governmental entity that demonstrates a high level of understanding of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • 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:
  • Candidates should have a minimum of (5) years of legal work experience with either a law firm, governmental entity, or in-house legal department involving the performance of general, operational, or specialty legal services for hospitals, health systems, medical foundations, or groups, clinics, providers, health care delivery organizations or integrated delivery systems.
  • Prefer a minimum of (3) three years’ experience in health care law and (2) two years’ experience working in the public sector.
  • Knowledge of state and federal constitutional and statutory provisions relating to special healthcare districts and public entities is required. 
  • Requires knowledge of state and federal health care laws and regulations, e.g., EMTALA, DNV, AHCCCS, HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid, nursing, and medical staff.
  • Requires knowledge of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), state mental health services laws and regulations, general governmental practice, legislative practice, state open meetings, and public records laws.
  • Manages tasks in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment where priorities change quickly, coordinates deadlines, prioritizes work demands and assigning/monitoring work (based on assignment), and supervises full-time staff.
  • Must be able to communicate orally in English with employees, senior leadership, the Board of Directors, clients, and the public in group, face-to-face, and one-to-one settings.
  • Must have solid analytical and problem-solving skills and utilize the appropriate management techniques to plan, organize, control, and coordinate activities.
  • Must be able to 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.
About the Organization
The Maricopa County Special Health Care District, dba Valleywise Health, is Arizona’s longest-serving public teaching hospital and safety net health care system. Valleywise Health operates the largest public health care system in Arizona, providing medical education programs, emergency, trauma, maternity, and general hospital services, behavioral health services, managed care services, and services to the medically underserved. Valleywise Health provides care for over 14,400 inpatients and nearly 400,000 outpatients annually. Valleywise Health includes the Valleywise Health Medical Center, the Diane and Bruce Halle Burn Center, Arizona’s only nationally verified burn center and the second busiest in the country receiving patients from surrounding states as well as the entire State of Arizona, a Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons to care for adults and children, two emergency rooms, three behavioral health centers that include Maricopa County Superior Court courtroom facilities, two comprehensive health centers and a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that serve residents across Maricopa County. In addition, Valleywise Health is a founding partner of the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, continuing its historical role as a public teaching hospital.

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