Regulatory Attorney

Hartford HealthCare - Hartford, CT

Full-time
Description

Every day, almost 25,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford HealthCare is a fully integrated health system that includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, three community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health network, a large multispecialty physician group, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services, a large physical therapy and rehabilitation network and an accountable care organization. Through its institute model, Hartford HealthCare offers the highest standards of care for cancer, heart and vascular services, neuroscience, orthopedics and urology.

Position Summary:
The Regulatory Attorney will work with the member organizations within the Hartford HealthCare system on matters concerning regulatory enforcement, medical legal and patient care issues and medical staff matters, including handling regulatory enforcement matters such as investigations by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, CMS, DEA and other agencies. The Regulatory Attorney will work in a collaborative environment in service to the mission of a growing healthcare system.

Key Accountabilities:
Provide advice and guidance to market and clinical business units on regulatory and industry developments, including the proactive identification and assessment of regulatory risks and the ongoing monitoring and tracking of relevant regulatory updates
Advises senior management, Human Resources staff, managers and physicians on state, federal and other regulatory agency guidelines in matters relating to employment, operational and medical staff matters, and regulatory compliance
Provide advice and guidance on patient care, risk management, and bioethical issues for clinical operating units
Provide legal analysis and advice concerning health care regulatory compliance, physician-hospital relationships, and a wide variety of healthcare business and operational issues, including patient care matters
Interact with the management team as well as with external representatives of the legal system, regulatory agencies, governmental entities, and others.
Advise on the impact of health care laws and regulations governing the range of providers in Hartford HealthCare’s delivery system (including hospital, assisted living, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, psychiatric health facility, hospice, home health, continuum and medical office), as well as regulatory enforcement matters
Advise delivery system leadership and frontline staff on health law and regulatory issues impacting day-to-day care of patients in HHC facilities, including consent, bioethics, privacy and security (including mental health and chemical dependency providers), medical device/ pharmacy regulation, EMTALA and Medicare/Medicaid rules impacting providers, including Medicare/Medicaid conditions of participation
Work with minimal supervision, works well on a team, demonstrates excellent communication, and develops new areas of sub-specialty as needs may arise
Utilize excellent judgment, client counseling, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills
Duties may also include participation on health care committees as the legal advisor
Serve as a subject matter expert, educational resource, and strategic adviser, to HHC business leaders and colleagues on all aspects of healthcare regulatory law #HHC

Qualifications

Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school with a license to practice law in Connecticut or ability to become an active member in one year, and outstanding academic credentials

Five plus years of relevant experience with emphasis on health law regulatory matters

Knowledge of federal and state health care regulations, including Fraud & Abuse, Stark, HIPAA, Determination of Need and state licensure, and familiarity with legal and regulatory issues related to physicians and medical staff strongly preferred

Experience reviewing and updating medical staff bylaws

Experience with medical staff credentialing

Experience with inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities and providers, including acute care psychiatric facilities, addiction treatment centers, behavioral health clinics, community mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities, and residential treatment facilities, among others, as well as with behavioral health professionals

Experience advising complex organizations with interaction between multiple legal entities

Proficiency in legal research, including Lexis, Westlaw & other research tools, as well as technology used in operations, such as contract and document management

Strong analytical, inter-personal, drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy

Previous experience with academic medical centers, physician group practices, and/or health care delivery systems either in-house or at a large law firm preferred

Collegial, possesses mature interpersonal skills and is able to quickly adapt to changing demands

Writing samples and references will be requested