Serve as operational attorney for key operating groups and regions of DaVita. In coordination with the Group General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, provide advice and counsel to business leads on a wide variety of corporate and commercial issues arising in day-to-day operations of a complex organization in a heavily-regulated environment.
Provide legal counsel on a variety of health-care business, corporate and commercial matters.
Structure, negotiate and provide legal oversight for business transactions.
Draft, review, analyze and negotiate contracts, agreements, memoranda and other legal documents to which the company intends to become a party, including, but not limited to, Medical Director Agreements, Leases, and Hospital Services Agreements.
Resolve business and lease disputes, and, if necessary, assist in the management of litigation.
Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company's business, its people, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to identify trends and formulate appropriate legal advice, structures and strategies.
Establish a rapport and working relationship with business managers in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
Perform special assignments as needed.
Support and collaborate with other areas of the JLD and compliance, as needed.
Assist in process improvement and establishment of best demonstrated practices for all aspects of legal operations.
J.D. degree and a minimum of six years of legal experience in a mix of operations, corporate law and health care law; state bar passage and good standing.
Candidates must possess in-house and/or law firm experience representing business clients.
General understanding of relevant health care compliance issues (i.e., Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, HIPAA).
Understanding of Medicare certification, provider conditions and state licensing matters is a plus.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
Assertive and a self-starter
Maturity and personal self-confidence
Strong interpersonal skills including a strong sense of team
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
A keen understanding of business and commerce, and the ability to diagnose legal problems and present positive, creative solutions and alternatives for management
The ability to effectively manage relationships with outside counsel to maximize the quality of representation and remain within budget
A bright individual who is a “quick study” and grasps issues quickly
Possession of good stamina and humor
Ability to work well under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic company
The maturity and flexibility to work effectively with senior management, subordinates and operations personnel
The interpersonal skills to be a value add team participant with legal background rather than just the lawyer to the team.
Experience: 6+ years of legal experience with a mix of corporate law and health care law
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of September 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,470 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 196,000 patients. The company also operated 230 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts are recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.