Staff Attorney

Industry: Patient Care


Less than 5 years

Posted 356 days ago


Researches and provides legal advice for a variety of issues which may include contracts, policy review and development, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statues, compliance and otherhealthcare and general business regulations. Investigates adverse events that could lead to medical and or general liabilityclaims, providing legal expertise to staff responsible for management of patient grievances and complaints, provides guidance concerning patient’s rights and makes recommendations to improve patient safety and satisfaction based thereon; and supports the legal department in evaluating liabilityclaims against The System, interfacing with defense legal counsel and assisting with discovery demands. Responsible for overseeing and monitoring the Privacy Program for University Health Care System (UHCS). Functions include tracking and interpreting federal legislative and regulatory activities, developing and coordinating privacy training and education programs, establishing privacy standards throughout all UHCS organizations including Ambulatory, Outpatient, Inpatient and Nursing Home facilities. Supports transactional initiatives of the UHCS.


Juris Doctorate from American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. Admitted to the Georgia State Bar or eligible and scheduled to take the Georgia Bar exam. Clinical undergraduate degree preferred.


Three (3) years of professional work experience in a health care setting or providing healthcare law services is required including planning and involvement with regulatory and legal processes. Experience managing a Privacy program and or liability claims preferred.

Knowledge, skills, abilities
Ability to identify research and interpret laws, regulations, and court decisions required.
Ability to effectively communicate through presentation, verbal and written communications.
Ability to review, apply law and regulations and prepare practical guidance for implementation.
Proven track record in effective problem solving and demonstrated analytical ability.
Ability to operate independently within designated areas of responsibility.
Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with co-workers, the public, patients and physicians.
Skill sets include priority setting and conflict resolution.
Must have leadership skills and the ability to relate positively with diverse groups with possibly conflicting priorities.

Physical Demands
Ability to move throughout hospital and system facility locations to accomplish duties. Visual ability to read records and computer terminals. Manual dexterity to enter data into and retrieve data from computer. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to sit long periods of time. Ability to move moderately heavy objects (e.g., boxes of paper, manuals, boxes of supplies, and light equipment).

Job ID 2017-6225