Assistant General Counsel

Position Details

Department: CORP | Legal
Category: Legal/Risk/Reg Compliance
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 750661
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

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.

Position Duties

  1. 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.
  2. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to departmental policies and procedures.
  3. Oversees administrative functions relating to corporate filings, license renewals, and other miscellaneous documentation needs.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited College of Law, with a strong academic background.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. At least five (5) years of healthcare law experience in a law firm or in-house legal department working successfully with hospitals and/or health systems. Experience should include healthcare contracting, research, regulatory matters and healthcare compliance.
2. In-depth experience in contract law, with broad background in drafting and negotiating agreements across multiple areas of business.
3. Five (5) or more years healthcare law experience with a law firm and/or in-house legal department for a hospital or hospital/health system representing client on health care regulatory and transactional matters.
4. Knowledge and experience in healthcare technology, clinical research helpful but not required.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current member of the Arizona State bar, either by admission or as Registered In-House Counsel or eligible for membership by admission or as Registered In-House Counsel and obtains such status within the first 6 months of employment.
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Must be highly organized and able to identify and analyze complex issues and develop creative solutions. Must be able to work independently and frequently without direct supervision and establish priorities while managing multiple projects.
2. Must have a strong customer service orientation and a high level of personal integrity.
3. Dedication and commitment to practicing law in a fast paced, roll-up-your sleeves environment.
4. Ability to weigh agreements across multiple areas of business and analyze large risks in light of business goals.
5. Functions at a skill level, knowledge and judgment that permits independent action, subject to oversight by Executive Vice President/General Counsel.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Standing - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Walking - Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
11. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
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