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Staff Attorney

  • Job ID: 229636255
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Legal
  • Department: Corporate Legal
  • Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $40.97 to $69.42 / hour

Description

If you’re interested in a professionally and personally rewarding career in healthcare law with long-term advancement opportunity, UPMC is recruiting for a Staff Attorney with excellent credentials.  This person will provide effective legal counsel by helping to meet the legal needs of a large, diverse health care financing and delivery system, including an academic medical center and health care insurer.  UPMC is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and operates more than 30 academic, community, and specialty hospitals, over 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, employs 3,600 physicians, and offers an array of rehabilitation, retirement, and long-term care facilities.    

This is a junior attorney position. The successful candidate will be part of a collegial and diverse legal team supporting UPMC’s provider services divisions and various corporate enterprise shared services departments. They will have exposure to a broad range of legal areas and transactions.  Join our team today, learn from us, and help us impact the future of healthcare!

UPMC has a Center for Engagement and Inclusion that is charged with executing leading diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader. This includes having Employee Resource Groups, such as PRIDE Health or UPMC ENABLED (Empowering Abilities and Leveraging Differences) Network, that support the implementation of our diversity strategy.


Responsibilities:

 

  • With the supervision and support of senior UPMC attorneys, provide counsel to managers, health care practitioners and administrative staff and address and resolve legal issues as they arise on a daily basis, in areas including regulatory and patient care law.
  • Engage in legal support of corporate, commercial and real estate transactions, including due diligence, contract drafting, review and negotiation.  Provide guidance with respect to these and other contractual arrangements and prepare contractual and other legal documentation.
  • Engage in the application of legal knowledge, analysis and judgment to health care and general corporate legal matters in areas such as Medicare, Medicaid, licensure, accreditation, malpractice liability, medical staff, patient care law, behavioral health, guardianships, compliance (e.g., Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, HIPAA), federal and state grants and contracts, payor/provider contracting, corporate and commercial law, taxation, real estate, and employment.
  • Conduct legal research and perform legal analysis.
  • Review and recommend changes to corporate policy to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Assist in representing UPMC in legal proceedings.
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Subject to supervision and oversight of senior UPMC attorneys, provide counsel to managers and staff throughout UPMC and address and resolve legal issues as they arise on a daily basis, such as in the areas of regulatory and patient care law.
  • Responsible for legal research, preparing legal documentation, and providing legal guidance within the organization with respect to non-complex contractual and business arrangements and compliance with legal requirements (including federal and state health care laws and regulations, as applicable).
  • Review and recommend changes to corporate policy to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Subject to supervision and oversight of senior UPMC attorneys, provide legal counsel and legal services as identified below to UPMC's corporate departments and to those UPMC hospitals, divisions and business units to which the Staff Attorney is assigned, which may include interaction as necessary with senior leadership of such areas.
  • Apply general legal knowledge in areas that may include: federal and state health care laws and regulations (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, licensure, accreditation, malpractice liability, medical staff, patient care law, behavioral health, guardianships, etc.), corporate law, taxation, real estate, labor and employment, antitrust, insurance, commercial and finance; and begin to develop specialized legal knowledge in one or more of such areas.
  • Provide guidance with respect to contractual arrangements and prepare contractual and other legal documentation.
  • Apply legal knowledge, analysis and judgment to identify alternative approaches and their relative merits and recommend solutions to routine and less complex legal problems.

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. Degree required.
  • Must demonstrate legal analytical skills, communication skills, legal writing skills, and problem solving ability.
  • Pennsylvania license or obtain such license within six (6) months of date-of-hire required.
  • Strong legal analytical skills, communication skills, solid legal writing skills, and problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Professional education and/or practical experience in health law or another relevant specialty is helpful, but is not required.
  • Ability to handle unique, sensitive and complex legal matters, subject to senior attorney supervision and oversight.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pennsylvania Attorneys License required
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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