Under the direction of the Vice President/Chief Legal Officer (VP/CLO), the Associate General Counsel is responsible for providing legal services to the organization on a wide array of legal matters, including providing counsel and advice on all aspects related to healthcare provider operations.
A J.D. from an accredited law school and admission to the practice of law in Alaska or eligible for admission by reciprocity.
Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing attorney in a healthcare environment, health law practice group or law firm.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
General commercial law;
Healthcare law, including fraud and abuse, Stark and Anti-Kickback laws and regulations, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Medicare, Medicaid and other government program laws, regulations and policies.
Federal and State statutes and regulations affecting healthcare provider operations;
Laws applicable to Tribal Health Organizations, including the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent writing, analytical thinking, and communication skills required.
Ability to draft contracts and legal documents of substantial complexity, and familiarity with all manner of general corporate and commercial agreements.
Demonstrated excellent leadership, time management and client service skills.
Superior oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work in a team environment.
Highly developed legal analytical skills. Ability to think strategically and creatively, and understand business plans, goals and to relate those plans to legal strategies.
Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to interface with all levels of management and staff, and with outside vendors and entities.
About SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)
SEARHC is a non-profit tribal health consortium of 18 Native communities, which serves the health interests of the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other Native people of Southeast Alaska. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.
SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act. The intent of this legi...slation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986.
Our highest priority is to be responsive to the needs of the communities we serve. We maintain strong ties to the communities, to our culture, and to our elders. Wherever possible we incorporate traditional Native cultural practices and values into our health care delivery system. To ensure the needs of each community are met the tribal governing body in each community selects a representative to serve on our Board of Directors.
Our Focus on Quality
We offer services that meet established national standards of excellence as demonstrated in our accreditation reviews by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Alaska Native People working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities.
•We value healthy lifestyle choices among the people in Southeast Alaska
•We value a high quality and responsive health system through a process of continuous improvement
•We value respect and dignity for patients, visitors and staff