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Corporate Counsel - Regulatory, Quality & Safety

Company:
SCL Health
Location:
Broomfield, CO
Post Date:
December 03, 2021
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

You. 


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Corporate Counsel - Regulatory, Quality & Safety.


You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.


You’re strong in both the interpretation of CMS and other hospital licensing laws and applying them.  


You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


Us. 


This position can be hybrid or 100% remote with access to our System Services location in Broomfield.  The role will report directly to our VP, Risk and Litigation Counsel.


System Services is our Corporate Headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado and is located within the Oracle campus. SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the well-being of the people we serve.


Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and a retirement savings plan. 


To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we may also offer a sign-on or retention bonus, and relocation assistance when applicable. 


With this position, you are eligible to participate in the At Risk Compensation (ARC) Plan. This plan enables SCL Health to provide leaders with an additional performance compensation opportunity. The ARC Award opportunities are calculated as a percentage of your base salary. Awards are paid out based on attainment of selected SCL Health Board-approved goals.


 


We. 


Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.  


Your day. 


 


As our Regulatory Counsel you need to know how to:



  • Provide legal services, assist with internal investigations, prepare and review legal documents, and provide in-service education on legal issues for regulatory, accreditation, and compliance matters throughout the system with a focus on Clinical Quality, Patient Safety, Associate Safety, and Clinical Risk.

  • Serve as in-house counsel on regulatory matters and to the System Quality and Safety Department. Collaborate to ensure SCL Health has the appropriate controls, policies, procedures and systems in place to support its continued growth.

  • Assist with advising System and care site leaders on legal compliance and federal and state regulatory matters. Retain, supervise and coordinate the assistance of outside counsel and other expert consultants.

  • Provide or arrange for appropriate in-service education on legal issues.

  • Provide legal and policy advice, information, and drafting assistance on a variety corporate policies and regulatory guidance. Review and approve a variety of system, care site and for-profit subsidiaries’ policies, procedures, and programs for potential legal problems.

  • Assist with identification, investigation and resolution of legal compliance issues for the system and care sites, including identification of significant risk areas and scope of audit review.

  • Receive, supervise and/or delegate significant legal compliance issues for investigation, compliant verification, corrective action development and implementation, as appropriate. Supervise internal and external regulatory and/or accreditation inquiries or investigations; interfaces with other system services departments, as appropriate.

  • Under the supervision of the Vice President, Risk and Litigation Counsel and in collaboration with the Vice President, Quality and Safety, represent the system, affiliates, and for-profit subsidiaries to courts, government agencies, etc. regarding complex legal problems and/or issues.


Your experience. 


We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • Bachelor’s degree, required

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree, required

  • Admission or eligibility for admission to the Colorado State Bar, required

  • Active bar license in at least one state, required

  • Minimum of five (5) years of legal experience, including significant experience in healthcare law, in private legal practice and/or as in-house counsel to a hospital or health system, required

  • Background in hospital operations, physician relationships, Stark Law, Anti-kickback Statute, and other health care regulatory areas, required

  • At least seven (7) years of legal experience, preferred


Your next move. 


Now that you know more about being a Corporate Counsel - Regulatory, Quality & Safety on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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