The Counsel position assists the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, other more senior attorneys, and members of Sutter Health / Affiliate management by providing legal advice and counsel on a range of topics within their general practice area. This includes: performing legal research, identifying new or emerging areas of risk, and managing or providing support on specific legal projects. The Counsel role is responsible for developing new policies and procedures, and providing updates and advice on existing Affiliate / Region and System-wide policies. The Counsel role will have subject matter expertise in the Sacramento Regional Operations.
The Counsel position will have the authority to recommend retaining outside counsel where internal resources / knowledge / capacity limits the ability to effectively manage an issue internally. If outside counsel is retained at the recommendation of Counsel, they will have the responsibility for managing outside counsel's work and associated expenses.
Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
Must be a member in good standing with a state bar.
Must have demonstrated at least 3-5 years of significant business and/or healthcare law experience, including, primary and independent responsibility for significant transactions. Must have 3 years experience of advising health care clients preferably including hospitals, medical foundations and/or physician organizations. Extensive knowledge of health care laws including Stark, Anti-kickback, False Claims Act and familiarity with licensure, certification and accreditation requirements is essential.
Candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to translate legal complexities into terms readily understood by management and line personnel. Must have demonstrated initiative and an ability to work in a fast paced complex matrixed managed organization. Must be able to demonstrate strong client management and project management skills as well as the ability to work successfully both independently and within a team.
The Counsel is not allowed a private law practice with the exception of pro bono activities performed outside the scope of this position.
**Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
**Organization:** Sutter Health System Office
**Employee Status:** Regular
**Position Status:** Exempt
**Job Shift:** Day
**Shift Hours:** 8 Hour Shift
**Days of the Week Scheduled:** Monday-Friday
**Weekend Requirements:** Other
**Schedule:** Full Time
**Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** 80
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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