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Posted Apr 21

Counsel

Cleveland Clinic
Beachwood, OH Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform substantive legal functions in client matters as a licensed attorney. Maintains positive contact with clients and observes confidentiality in client matters. Works independently or under supervision of other senior attorney(s). Supervises or manages other attorneys or paralegals within the department as needed. Utilizes an in-depth knowledge of their area of practice. The Clinic is looking for an attorney to assist in providing a wide variety of healthcare regulatory legal services to the Cleveland Clinic and its regional hospitals. Successful applicant should have knowledge of matters of general health care as well as experience in medical staff matters, licensure, Medicare compliance, Stark and Anti-kickback laws, physician contracts, physician acquisitions and other healthcare transactions. Responsibilities include identifying and advising on specialized health care legal issues, conducting privileged investigations and medical staff hearings, attending hospital committee meetings, conducting in-house educational presentations, reviewing contracts and handling day to day hospital operation questions. Qualified candidates should possess at least 8 years of experience in or demonstrated knowledge of hospital or other healthcare provider operations, or the equivalent.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains expertise in assigned subject matter areas, advises appropriate members of the department on legal developments impacting the attorney's areas of expertise and actively seeks out opportunities to bring the organization into compliance within those areas of law.

Ensures timely responses are provided to requests for legal advice in the attorney's assigned areas.

Identifies and proactively seeks to implement measures to bring legal services to the organization in the most effective way possible.

Cooperates effectively and takes leadership roles as requested on projects and teams within the Law Department and within the organization.

Relates professionally and effectively with people at all levels of the organization and utilizes excellent problem-solving, writing and organizational skills.

Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Juris Doctor (JD) from ABA accredited law school.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Member in good standing of the Ohio bar or ability to become a member of the Ohio bar within a reasonable period of time.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK:

Exercises independent judgment and discretion to perform legal services.

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Requires 8 or more years of experience as a practicing attorney, including at least two years specifically in the area of practice, and a strong understanding of the operation of a regulated industry.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Manual dexterity to operated office equipment, normal or corrected vision, hearing and speech.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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