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.
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: Experience
Minimum seven (7) years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or company or in government in one or more legal specialties.
License, Certification, Registration
Current license to practice law in the State of California required.
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.
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.