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Director, Corporate Claims Counsel

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Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we are 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. 

 

DaVita Inc. (“DaVita”), 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 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, as well as operated 139 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States.

 

The DaVita in-house legal team is known as the “Justice League.”  The Justice League comprises over 250 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals.  DaVita’s 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. 

The Corporate Claims Counsel will provide legal guidance and support to the Company on professional liability and general liability claims and litigation.  The attorney’s primary focus will be management of claims and litigation nationwide in both state and Federal courts.  The attorney will also advise the Company’s internal clients on a variety of issues.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Management of large docket of professional and general liability cases in litigation and pre-litigation, including management of outside counsel.
  • Provide legal guidance and support on a variety of issues, including professional and general liability claims and risk, third party property loss claims and board of nursing investigations.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company's business, its people, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to formulate appropriate legal advice.
  • Establish a rapport and working relationship with internal clients.
  • Perform special assignments as needed.
  • Support and collaborate with other areas of the Justice League and compliance, as needed.
  • Assist in process improvement and establishment of best demonstrated practices for the Risk Litigation Team and Justice League as a whole.

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.    

Qualifications

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
  • Must be admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction in the United States.
  • A minimum of four years of litigation experience in professional liability, medical malpractice, general liability, and products liability including experience managing a high volume of cases, discovery, depositions and motion practice.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
CANDIDATE CHARACTERISTICS: 
  • Unquestioned integrity.
  •  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.
  • 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.
  • A good sense of 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.

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: Director, Corporate Claims Counsel
  • Job Function: Compliance / Legal
  • Location: 601 Hawaii St, El Segundo, California