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Title: Director, Assistant General Counsel/[or other] – Office of Special Counsel
No Brag, Just Fact!
Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we're poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team. Through our commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally.
DaVita® and HealthCare Partners® collectively, DaVita have joined forces to become one of the nation's largest and most innovative healthcare communities. The merged entity, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., leverages a shared passion for and commitment to clinical excellence and improving patients' health and quality of life.
The DaVita in-house legal team is known as the “Justice League.” The Justice League is comprised of over 160 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals. The Justice League counsels all businesses of the company and provides legal support for all transactions. The attorneys are viewed as strategic business partners and work closely with each other and with senior management on a daily basis. The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence. This position will sit with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).
The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is a division of DaVita’s Justice League (Legal Department). OSC is responsible for conducting privileged internal investigations and litigation related to regulatory compliance issues, including the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. OSC attorneys are also responsible for managing outside counsel in these areas and interfacing with federal and state regulatory authorities conducting investigations or requesting information from the company.
GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB
This attorney will i) conduct and manage internal investigations relating to legal and compliance matters including creating an investigation plan, interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents, and making recommendations to senior management; ii) handle and coordinate responses to inquiries from government regulators and investigators; iii) coordinate and support company litigation matters, including managing outside counsel; iv) conduct compliance exit interviews; and v) engage in special projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
Conduct and manage internal investigations concerning potential fraud and abuse allegations
Handle and coordinate responses to inquiries from government regulators and investigators
Provide legal advice to senior management on government investigation matters
Participate as a member of litigation team and manage outside counsel for civil and criminal fraud litigation matters
Conduct compliance exit interviews and follow-up investigations
Responsible for development of internal processes and reporting
Support the business through general legal counseling on compliance related matters in a wide range of complex legal issues
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to:
Manage departmental metrics
Lead special projects
Attend team meetings, phone conferences, and training as needed
Know, understand, and follow teammate guidelines, employment policies, and department or company procedures
Travel required: up to 20%
Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:
A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.
Education, licenses, certifications, and experience required to fulfill the essential duties, include computer skills as required.
Juris Doctor degree required
License to practice law in a minimum of one state required
Minimum of five (5) years’ practicing legal experience required
Previous experience with healthcare fraud and abuse prevention laws; Medicare and Medicaid billing and reimbursement requirements; and compliance issues for healthcare providers strongly preferred
Previous prosecution or civil litigation experience with federal or state government preferred
Previous criminal or civil litigation experience preferred
Intermediate computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS, SKILLS, AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION
Commitment to and role model of DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills including ability to listen attentively and to communicate information clearly and effectively
Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional groups
Demonstrated interpersonal, collaborative, and relationship-building skills; ability to interact positively with teammates at all levels of the company
Approachable and open
Demonstrated professionalism and courtesy in responding to phone calls and emails
Demonstrated ability to communicate difficult or sensitive information tactfully
Professional presence and excellent presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adjust priorities appropriately in an evolving work environment with shifting time frames
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team, facilitate effective team interactions, and to foster a positive work environment; willingness to assist teammates in order to achieve departmental goals
Demonstrated strengths in organizational, attention-to-detail, follow-through, reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Strong analytical skills with the ability to seek underlying assumptions through probing, questioning, and listening
Demonstrated proficiency in consultative skills when addressing inquiries
Demonstrated ability to work effectively at both detail and big-picture levels and to drive projects forward
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt easily to a fast-paced, changing environment and to follow through on tasks and assignments
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality concerning information accessed
Ability to proactively identify and analyze issues in the workplace and identify and implement solutions collaboratively
Demonstrated networking skills and ability to initiate, drive, and leverage relationships with other DaVita teams
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
At DaVita, we often say that we are a community first and a company second. Our teammates work together to serve more than 194,600 patients through DaVita Kidney Care and other health care services. We define our culture as The DaVita Way. The DaVita Way means that we dedicate our Head, Heart and Hands to pursue the Mission, live the Values and build a healthy Village. It means that we care for each other with the same intensity with which we care for our patients. We believe that by caring for each other we can improve health care, grow leaders and make a real difference in the communities we serve.