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Director, Senior Corporate Counsel: Healthcare Regulatory & Fraud and Abuse

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Position Description

No Brag, Just Fact! 
Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we're poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team. Through our commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally. 


About DaVita

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care. 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 consistently differentiates itself from other kidney care companies and surpasses national averages for clinical outcomes. The company's clinical outcomes for dialysis have improved for the past decade, and in many key areas measuring quality dialysis care, we lead the nation. As of September 30, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,318 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 199,000 patients. The company also operated 139 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States.

DaVita's well-regarded law department counsels all businesses of the Company and provides legal support for all transactions.  The attorneys are viewed as strategic business partners and work closely with each other and with senior management on a daily basis.

The DaVita in-house team is known as the "Justice League or the JLD." The Justice League is comprised of over 190 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals.   The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence.

Job Summary:

  • Position is a based at DaVita’s Headquarters in Denver, Colorado
  • Mentoring, leadership and involvement with the broader JLD team of attorneys
  • Exceptional opportunity for growth and experience in regulated industry with an  entrepreneurial organization poised for growth

Primary Duties:

  • Perform regulatory work and review with focus on fraud and abuse, reimbursement, and provider relationships
  • Perform  transactional work and review with focus on structures and arrangements that could create risk under state and federal healthcare laws
  • Provide general healthcare advice on compliance, regulatory and physician relationship issues, including advice on the False Claims Act, Beneficiary Inducement, Stark, Anti-Kickback, and physician entities
  • Draft, review, and negotiate service agreements with healthcare providers
  • Provide counsel to the executive teams
  • Coordinate with other legal groups on regulatory, risk, compliance, and operational issues
  • Provide accurate updates and reporting on organizational risks to managers
  • Ability to handle legal and administrative work, help on management processes
  • Outside counsel management 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • J.D. Degree with minimum 5 years legal experience in healthcare
  • Prior legal experience within healthcare field
  • State Bar Admission and good standing
  • Understanding and experience with relevant health care compliance issues (i.e., Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, False Claims Act, HIPAA, practice management issues)
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral

Candidate Characteristics:

  • Unquestioned integrity
  • Pragmatic problem solver
  • Maturity and strong interpersonal skills; one whose counsel and judgment is sought
  • A keen understanding of business, the ability to diagnose legal problems, and present sensible solutions and alternatives
  • The ability to effectively manage time and resources to accomplish ambitious work volume and goals in budget
  • A bright individual who is a "quick study" and grasps issues quickly
  • Good stamina and humor; able to work well under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic company
  • A team participant who can move beyond being just the lawyer to the team
 
Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
 
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
 
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 
  
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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

 
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Director, Senior Corporate Counsel: Healthcare Regulatory & Fraud and Abuse
  • Job Function: Compliance / Legal
  • Location: 2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado