Associate General Counsel

Banner Health - Phoenix, AZ3.8

Banner Health believes leadership matters, and we look for people who share our vision making health care easier, so life can be better. Our leaders are at the front of the health care transformation, planning the future of Banner Health.

As the Associate General Counsel (AGC), the focus is reviewing contracts, handle contract review, drafting and processing at a high volume of general service contracts throughout Banner, specifically general contracts; supply, managed care, payor.

Candidate must have JD or LLB to include 5years practice experience w/3 years health care law.

Your pay and benefits are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. This opportunity is also eligible for our Management Incentive Program, as part of your Total Rewards package. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

About Banner Health Corporate
Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

Job Summary

This position provides legal services as a practicing counsel, which includes interpreting laws, rules and regulations, as well as advising company personnel on legal rights, obligations, and privileges. This position is also accountable for preparing and submitting legal documents, including new government applications, required governmental reports, contracts and internal legal memos, as well as monitoring laws or regulations affecting the company.

Essential Functions

Assists management with a wide variety of projects requiring legal expertise, including preparing and reviewing corporate documents and contracts, reviewing and revising hospital policies to achieve legal compliance, reviewing proposed filings with federal and state agencies, and advising and assisting with legal disputes relating to contractual obligations.

Assists in protecting the companys legal interests and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Provides hands-on counsel to all levels of executive staff. Identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations, and assures legal compliance.

Advises company officers, managers and employees of legal requirements pertaining to operations including changes in laws and regulations, which may impact the company. Assures corporate compliance with a wide variety of federal and state laws and regulations. Provides education and training to personnel by preparing and delivering presentations to medical staff, hospital personnel and outside individuals on legal requirements impacting the company.

Assists in enforcement of corporate compliance with company policies and with federal, state and local governmental rules and regulations.

Participates in the reconciliation and determination of the legal position on major legal matters and determines and coordinates alternative sources of legal services to be used.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctor or LLB degree from an ABA accredited law school.

Admission to practice in appropriate state court(s).

Five years practice experience, including 3 years work involving health care law.

A working knowledge of personal computers, including word-processing skills. Inter-personal and professional skills to provide legal services in a useful manner to those at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

Eight or more years practice experience in specialty area preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.