To perform legal services for, represent and support Dignity Health with regard to Operations under the direction and supervision of the AGC-Operations, including, without limitation, matters related to hospital/health care operations; physician contracting; medical staff and peer review; patient and clinical care; patient consents; business and non-physician contracting; corporate, commercial, physician and business transactions (including the purchase, sale, lease and/or other transactions involving hospitals, ancillary or ambulatory health services, major equipment, physician organizations or medical groups, and health care operations); loans and financing transactions; the formation, operations and dissolution of joint ventures and other business organizations; legal/regulatory and compliance; licensure, certification and accreditation; health care privacy/security; clinical research; and internal investigations.
Under the Legal Department’s matrix organizational structure, to perform legal services for and support Dignity Health, when and as appropriate or requested, on matters under the direction of the Legal Department’s other functional divisions supervised by the appropriate Associate General Counsel. This work may include, without limitation, innovation and technology, care management, communication and marketing, physician integration, strategy and growth, regulatory and compliance, managed care and real estate. When performing these legal services, the Senior Counsel will be accountable to the AGC with authority over the functional division.
To act as a legal counselor/advisor and business partner for Dignity Health’s Service Area Presidents/Senior Vice Presidents-Operations, Hospital Presidents and other members of the Hospitals’ senior management teams, with a particular focus on the role as CSL for the assigned Service Area(s) and hospitals, and for senior management of Dignity Health’s corporate functions, on operational, business, strategic and legal matters relevant to Operations.
To develop and/or enhance the Senior Counsel’s expertise, and for the Senior Counsel to be or become a subject matter expert, in specific legal, legislative, regulatory or health care topics, issues or arrangements relevant to Operations or the other corporate functional areas supported by the Legal Department. In this regard, the Senior Counsel will participate as a member of one or more “Centers of Excellence” or “Service Centers” maintained by the Legal Department based on his/her subject matter expertise.
To oversee and manage litigation, administrative proceedings and other regulatory (including licensure and certification) proceedings or matters arising out of or related to Operations as requested or assigned from time to time, including the management of outside counsel engaged to represent Dignity Health in the litigation or proceeding.
To oversee, manage and work collaboratively on matters assigned to outside counsel engaged to represent or assist Dignity Health, including review, direction and supervision of outside counsel’s legal work.
To participate on projects or matters related to the management and administration of the Legal Department as requested from time to time by the General Counsel (“GC”), the AGC-Operations, and/or other AGCs.
To supervise, direct, manage and work collaboratively with the paralegals, executive coordinators, and other non-attorney staff assigned to work regularly or on specific projects with the Senior Counsel consistent with Dignity Health’s Core Values.
To travel throughout Dignity Health as required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Senior Counsel described in this Position Description
To personally develop and/or satisfy the Senior Counsel Legal Competencies accompanying this Position Description.
To support the Legal Department proactively, both internally within the Legal Department and externally throughout Dignity Health, in the course and scope of the performance of the Senior Counsel’s duties and responsibilities.
To communicate frequently with the AGC-Operations on matters critical to the Senior Counsel’s duties and responsibilities, the Legal Department and Dignity Health generally.
To maintain excellent relationships, work collaboratively and engage in regular communication with the GC, other AGCs, the Legal Department’s other attorneys, paralegals, executive coordinators and other non-attorney staff.
To (i) manifest a commitment to Dignity Health’s Mission and Core Values, (ii) act and demonstrate behavior consistent with the Dignity Health’s Core Values in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities described in this Position Description, and (iii) contribute to a positive working environment in the Legal Department for all employees.