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System Director Corporate Counsel

CommonSpirit Health Englewood, Colorado
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The posted compensation range of $65.63 - $95.17 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-363521 Employment Type Full Time Department Legal Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-Friday Remote No Category Legal
Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose
The Specialty Corporate Counsel provides direct, specialty-specific, high-level legal services and serves as a specialty-specific thought-leader and trusted advisor to one or more designated CommonSpirit national groups, as well as to CommonSpirit’s operating regions, working independently and with minimal supervision, in a manner consistent with CommonSpirit’s mission, vision, and values.  Specialty areas may include Employment/Labor, Compliance, E-Discovery, Clinical Research, Home Health, Long Term Care, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Managed Care/Payer Strategy, Physician Relations, Real Estate, Transactions, or other specialties as identified. The specialty area and substantive nowledge are and focus for this posting and role is Employment/Labor.


Essential Key Job Responsibilities
 Perform direct, consistent, high-level legal services for, represent, and support CommonSpirit in connection with one or more specialty areas at the system or regional level.  Direct legal services will include, but not be limited to: preparation, review, and revision of complex specialty-related contracts and arrangements (using templates adopted by the Legal Team, as appropriate or creation of original product); assistance in developing specialty-specific policies, protocols, and guidelines; serve on specialty-related interdisciplinary workgroups; manage specialty-specific internal and governmental reviews, investigations, and audits; performance of due diligence and assistance with transaction integration matters associated with specialty; preparation, review, and revision of specialty-related government/accreditation body notices, reports, filings, and other documents with legal implications; and provision of general legal counsel and specialty-specific advice. 
 Enhance subject matter expertise in assigned specialty area(s) in support of business owners’ needs and Legal Team’s work, serving as a legal subject matter expert capable of providing sophisticated legal advice and counsel, and acting as a liaison, as needed or requested, to system or division level management, boards, and committees, as well as to other members of the Legal Team.  Develop knowledge of other health care laws applicable to CommonSpirit.
 Actively engage and coordinate with other Legal Team members, as needed, for effective delivery of uniform specialty legal services across the enterprise.
 Collaborate with attorneys, paralegals, executive assistants, and other Legal Team support staff.
 Manage and evaluate outside counsel engaged to provide specialty-specific legal support.
 Assist with internal CommonSpirit approval processes (e.g., Governance Matrix, Approval and Signature Authority Policy, etc.) related to specialty area(s).
 Manage and assist with specialty-specific litigation, administrative proceedings and other regulatory (including licensure and certification) proceedings or matters.
 This position is classified as remote, but candidate must be located in CO.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience 
Juris Doctor or equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.  Health law or specialty professional education, or equivalent experience (preferred). 
Minimum of five (5) years’ legal work experience either with a law firm 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 (preferred).


Required Licensure and Certifications
Active State Bar licensure, registration as in-house counsel, or equivalent acceptable status for state of primary work location.


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

  • Strong decision-making skills and judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong drafting skills suitable to more complex and sophisticated matters
  • Understanding of and ability to adhere to confidentiality obligations
  • Effective and collegial interpersonal skills; ability to perform legal functions with integrity and consistent with CommonSpirit’s mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to work independently, manage a diverse workflow, and timely and effectively complete assigned work
  • Possess an understanding of when to inform or advance legal issues to or seek input from Legal Team supervisor
  • Ability to use in-house and outside legal resources to accomplish work while achieving cost effectiveness
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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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