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SCPMG Senior Staff Counsel

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 921669 Date posted: 11/20/2020

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Provides strategic legal guidance to SCPMG leaders, and administrative and clinical operations units.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates,
    and provides legal support relating to licensing board actions relating to
    SCPMG physicians and Kaiser Permanente allied health practitioners
  • Provides
    support to colleagues managing professional practice liability matters
  • Provides
    legal advice and counsel to SCPMG physicians, executives, managers,
    administrators and clinical staff concerning risk management matters and a
    wide range of health care legal issues.
  • Reviews
    and advises on new and proposed statutes and regulations with significant
    impact on SCPMG; participates in and collaborates with regulatory and
    legislative groups on behalf of SCPMG
  • Conducts
    legal research, prepares legal documents including regulatory and
    legislative summaries, and recommends courses of action to ensure
  • Provides
    advice on proposed communications that present legal implications.
  • Contributes
    to educational programs for SCPMG physicians and other employees on legal
    issues pertaining to SCPMG and Kaiser Permanente.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Ability to perform the listed duties at level described in SCPMG Legal Department Attorney Core Competencies.
  • Independently handles a variety of complex legal matters.
  • Identifies, anticipates, and develops strategies to mitigate legal risks.
  • Defends SCPMG in government regulatory and enforcement actions, and in lawsuits.
  • Provides strategic guidance on legal matters impacting SCPMG business operations, and clinical operations.
  • Provides/contributes to educational programs for SCMG physicians and other employees on legal issues pertaining to SCPMG and Kaiser Permanente.
  • Conducts legal research, prepares legal documents and recommends courses of action to ensure appropriate compliance with existing laws, regulations, and accreditation standards.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or company or in government in one or more legal specialties.
  • Education
  • JD degree.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Current license to practice law in the State of California required.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Expert knowledge of California law in employment law, regulatory, litigation, and/or contract areas.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), presentation, analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to work closely with senior leadership as well as front-line clinicians to further the interests of SCPMG and KP.
  • Dedication to KP's mission and strong commitment to a high level of professional service
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ten (10) years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or company or in government in one or more legal specialties.
  • Previous work in a health care delivery system or health plan setting.
  • Primary Location: California,Pasadena,Walnut Center - Regional Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Legal / Government Relations Department: SCPMG Legal Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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