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Senior Counsel, Provider Operations

Location Pasadena, California Job Number 1076047 Date posted 05/18/2022
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Job Summary:

The position provides counsel to Kaiser Permanente hospitals and health care providers regarding regulatory and operational matters. This is an opportunity to have a broad care delivery regulatory practice, supporting Kaiser Permanente’s operations as a non-profit integrated delivery system, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics, home health, hospice, ancillary services, and pharmacies, in California and the eight other jurisdictions where Kaiser Permanente operates.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Advise Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan leadership on legal issues affecting care delivery operations and strategic initiatives, with an emphasis on regulatory, compliance, and patient care matters.

  • Serve as Provider Operations assignee to several California hospitals and other Kaiser Permanente markets regarding a range of regulatory and operational matters, such as state licensing, Medicare Conditions of Participation, accreditation standards, risk management, patient consent and decision-making, medical staff, credentialing and health plan/hospital  quality oversight obligations,  scope of practice, bioethics, and privacy and privacy and security (including mental health and chemical dependency providers), medical device/ pharmacy regulation, EMTALA and Medicare/Medicaid rules impacting providers, including the Medicare conditions of participation.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on specialized aspects of provider regulatory issues as assigned.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and resource for advocacy of Kaiser Permanente policy positions furthering Kaiser Permanente’s mission.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum eight (8) years of general health care law experience, including a minimum of five (5) years of provider regulatory experience


  • Bachelors degree. Juris Doctorate degree required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Solid work ethic, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), and sharp analytical skills.

  • Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Working knowledge of hospital operations and physician practice matters and regulatory issues

  • Experience providing interpretation and analysis of statutes, regulations and hospital and physician practice standards, processes and procedures.

  • Superior writing and analytical skills based on substantial experience advising complex organizations with interaction between legal entities

  • Excellent academic and professional qualifications.

  • Intelligent and precise analytical writer.

  • Articulate presenter.

  • Good judgment.

  • Positive personality that will be an asset to the group.

  • Comfortable reaching out to others to learn and develop necessary skills.

  • Significant, high quality private practice experience and training.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 12 years of general health care law experience, including a minimum of 8 years of provider regulatory experience supporting hospitals and integrated care networks is strongly preferred.

  • Applicable bar license or willingness to obtain such license within two years is strongly expected.

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,Walnut Center - Regional Offices Additional Locations:

Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Dr., Oakland,California, 94612
Rockville Regional Offices, 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville,Maryland, 20852
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE Executives|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Director/Senior Director Department: Po/Ho Corp - Natl Legal - Provider Ops - 0308 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.