Assistant General Counsel (Legal) - PHMI Risk Management in Ontario, CA at Prime Healthcare

Date Posted: 3/3/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Responsibilities

The Assistant General Counsel \u2013 Clinical Operations and Risk Management must have substantial experience advising healthcare providers on patient care risk issues. This attorney is the primary contact for hospital operators dealing with daily patient care issues ranging from reporting incidents to regulators, responding to citations and requests for action plans, to medical staff issues, to responding to subpoenas for medical records. This attorney must take a lead role in managing and reducing claims against Prime’s hospitals, as well as developing and providing education materials and training presentations to improve clinical operations and prevent future claims. This attorney will work closely with the Legal Department’s professional liability and general liability litigation teams to manage claims as they move from pre-litigation to active litigation, and to implement process improvement after litigation has resolved. This attorney must actively manage, supervise and coordinate outside counsel in their assigned areas, direct strategy, and contain costs.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience
 
Required qualifications:
1. J.D. from ABA Accredited Law School
2. California licensed attorney preferred, but willing to consider highly qualified candidates not yet licensed in California as long as they are eligible for California registered in-house counsel status.
 
Preferred qualifications:
1. Minimum of seven (7) years of prior legal experience in law firm, public sector, and/or in-house position.
2. Must have at least five (5) years of experience specifically focused on advising healthcare providers with patient care risk issues.
3. Significant experience with hospital or healthcare risk management and exposure control is strongly preferred.
4. Must have experience in the healthcare industry, preferably with hospitals.
5. Prior experience interacting with regulatory bodies strongly preferred.
6. Experience handling organized medical staff matters preferred.
7. Prior litigation experience strongly preferred.
8. California licensed attorney preferred, but willing to consider highly qualified candidates not yet licensed in California as long as they are eligible for California registered in-house counsel status.
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