Phoenix Children’s Hospital is seeking an Assistant General Counsel with at least five (5) years of healthcare law experience in a law firms or in-house legal department working successfully with hospitals or health systems. This position is responsible for ensuring PCH is in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. This position is responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts, including, but not limited to, physician employment agreements, medical director agreements, real estate leases, equipment leases, research agreements and vendor and information technology contracts. Provides advice and guidance regarding compliance, medical staff issues, licensing, employment law, research, and business transactions. Familiarity with laws, rules and regulations applicable to healthcare entities. Provides legal advice to clinical leaders, hospital staff and committees on a wide range of patient issues, including interfaces with external regulatory agencies and patients/families.
- Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
- Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
- Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
- Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
- Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
- Advises the Hospital on regulatory compliance matters (in conjunction with compliance and privacy officers) including, as appropriate, conducting or overseeing regulatory investigations. Remains current on laws and advises clinical and operational leaders on compliance and enforcement matters, and helps evaluate and develop options to address regulatory developments.
- Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to departmental policies and procedures.
- Oversees administrative functions relating to corporate filings, license renewals, and other miscellaneous documentation needs.
- Possesses a fundamental knowledge of major federal laws relating to healthcare, including, but not limited to, fraud and abuse laws, self-referral prohibitions (“Stark Law”), EMTALA, HIPAA, and laws relating to tax-exempt organizations. Develops a fundamental knowledge of analogous state laws applicable to the Hospital. Maintains and improves knowledge of these and other applicable laws, including laws regarding licensure, credentialing, and patient care issues.
- Prepares document templates for recurrent use; standardizes contracts and forms and drafts legal documents unique to specific needs. Represents the Hospital in negotiation of and prepares wide range of legal documents, including, but not limited to, legal memoranda, contracts, and transactional documents. Seeks to improve legal drafting skills.
- Researches legal issues, identifies alternative courses of action and associated legal risks, and makes recommendations. Maintains current knowledge of industry and related legal/regulatory developments and communicates relevant information, as appropriate, to internal clients and the legal team.
- Reviews contracts and other legal documents for regulatory compliance and language unfavorable to the Hospital. Acts as clearinghouse for official notices and develops process for responding to subpoenas.
- Triages requests for legal assistance. Provides legal analysis, advice, and counsel to senior management and, as appropriate, to other employees, on a wide range of legal issues affecting health care operations, medical staff, and patient care matters.
- Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.