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Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel - IT Health Systems & Cybersecurity Attorney

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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.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />

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 attorneys are viewed as strategic business partners and work closely with each other and with senior management on a daily basis. The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence.

Located in Denver, CO, the Sr. Director Assistant General Counsel will provide comprehensive legal counsel on all data privacy and security laws and related regulations in partnership with our entrepreneurial IT development leadership, to ultimately extend care beyond our clinics and enable a better experience for our teammates, physician partners and most importantly, our patients and their care partners.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide legal advice on data privacy and security laws and regulations with emphasis on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), and related rules and regulations
  • Perform IT security regulatory review and analysis with focus on clinical IT systems development
  • Assist with negotiations of data privacy and security provisions in internal and 3rd party contracts/agreements
  • Provide general IT health systems and Cyber security advice on clinical IT development issues and HIPAA Security Rule compliance
  • Partner with IT team to develop consistent processes for compliance with all data security administrative, physical and technical safeguards
  • Advise on IT Security Policy and Procedure development
  • Assist IT leadership in the development of IT strategy from the standpoint of IT security regulatory compliance                
  • Provide accurate updates and reporting on IT related regulatory risks to IT and other senior leadership
  • Ability to handle legal and administrative work, help on management processes
  • Coordinate with other legal groups on regulatory, risk, compliance, and operational issues Supervise outside counsel, as necessary
  • Counsel and support DaVita executives and other attorneys in developing ongoing legal strategies 

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village: 

  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.    


A successful Sr. Director, Assistant General Counsel will have the following qualifications:
  • J.D. Degree with minimum 8-10 years legal experience in healthcare information technology<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />
  • Prior legal experience in complex regulatory compliance issues
  • State Bar Admission and good standing
  • Understanding and experience with relevant health care privacy and security issues (i.e., audits, investigations, breach mitigation, etc.)
  • Understanding and experience with IT systems and clinical IT development
  • Ability to interpret new laws and regulations and communicate advice to senior management and line personnel
  • 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 alternative
  • 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. 
To learn more about our Village and the world of dialysis, click here.

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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.
DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel - IT Health Systems & Cybersecurity Attorney
  • Job Function: Compliance / Legal
  • Location: 2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado