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Medical Group Counsel, SCPMG Legal

Pasadena, CA
Full Time
Job #: 890784 Exp.: 7+ Years
This position is located in Pasadena, California. Legal Counsel advises Southern California Permanente Medical Group-s business operations on legal risks and strategic business initiatives, and the application of labor and employment law. This is an opportunity to join a physician-led organization dedicated to delivering high-quality care, keeping our patients at the center.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Advise clients on transactional matters, including contracting and strategic business initiatives.
  • Analyze high-impact proposed legislation, and guide implementation of new legislation that has significant impact on SCPMG operations.
  • Provide legal strategy and direction for employment and labor issues for SCPMG, including day-to-day advice and counsel to management, and HR Business Partners
  • Advise leadership, and collaborate with HR Business Partners, on issues impacting partner physicians under the Partnership Agreement and Rules & Regulations, as well as physician employees.
  • Provide support to outside counsel and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan-s legal department on litigation arising from employment disputes.
  • Support contracting process for associate and per diem physicians.
  • Provide legal advice related to compliance risk management issues along with other colleagues.
  • Collaborate with hospital legal counsel on medical staff matters impacting physicians.
  • Make presentations and conduct teaching sessions for physicians and staff on high impact areas of the law.

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.

  • 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, administrative practice, and contract areas.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), presentation, analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • 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.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new areas of the law and give practical guidance to clients on its application.
  • Experience and knowledge of traditional labor law, including advising clients in unionized environments and representing client before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Experience in the health care industry.
  • Experience with transactions.
  • Experience advising complex organizations with interaction between multiple legal entities.
  • Experience advising clients on National Labor Relations Act and state and federal
  • laws governing EEO, wage & hour, leave of absence and similar provisions.
  • Highly developed communication skills to effectively work with all levels of management throughout the system
  • Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgement
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask, detail oriented, and able to meet deadlines.

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