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The Staff Attorney will be responsible to support the Chief Legal Officer in handling a variety of legal matters for the organization as assigned. Tasks may be focused in several different areas including, but not limited to, litigation, business management, contracting, compliance or consulting, depending on the needs of the office.
Minimum Education Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
Specific Requirements and Preferences DC bar admittance required. (Required)
Minimum Work Experience 3 years
Specific Requirements and Preferences Related or progressive experience in the law for at least 4 years. (JD not required for entire period but mandatory prior to hire.) (Preferred)
Knowledge of health care law issues pertaining to non-profit academic medical centers desired.
Prefer experience with drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts.
Must have healthcare regulatory experience or related experience.
Able and available to work full-time on-site at the hospital or other CN controlled and operated location.
Required Licenses and Certifications Must be licensed as a lawyer in MD, DC or VA Upon Hire Req
General Corporate Law
Manage contract review as assigned.
Provide advice on legal matters as assigned.
Support claims, litigation and insurance matters as assigned
Support office budget, management, compliance and governance matters as assigned.
General Legal Services
Provide advice as assigned on general legal matters in a timely manner.
Respond to legal questions from clinical staff in a timely manner.
Cover attorney on call position as scheduled.
Complete assignments from Chief Legal Officer in a timely manner.
Develop healthy relationships with other internal customers.
Provide staff development education re: legal issues as assigned.
Integrate with Executive Director of Risk Management as needed to manage risk for the organization.
Conduct business with a professional, collaborative approach that is solution oriented and forward thinking; be well respected by peers and stakeholders as a team-player and capable attorney; use good judgment on all matters including the ability to escalate concerns and control or manage potential poor decisions or actions by clients or stakeholders.
Goals setting and attainment Ensure that goals are set and met.
Organizational Commitment/Identification Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things
Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
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Children’s National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.
Internal Number: 1900015S
About Children’s National Health System
Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is Magnet® designated, and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, seven regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.