District Counsel

B.E. Smith Published: June 8, 2017
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New opportunity with Maricopa Integrated Health System, in Phoenix, Arizona, to oversee the legal department as District Counsel

The Position

  • The District Counsel supervises and trains administrative staff and paralegals assigned to the legal department
  • Oversight includes drafting and reviewing of contracts and related documents for participation in business ventures and managed care networks, provision of health care and related services, medical education, procurement of goods and services, affiliations with other institutions, transfer of patients between institutions, confidentiality of information, including proprietary information, employment, leases of space and equipment, software licenses, and electronic transmission of healthcare data; trains staff in contract review
  • Coordinates and supervises legal services for the organization’s senior administrators and executives, providing legal counsel and guidance to officers, agents and upper management on legal matters relevant to Maricopa Integrated Health System
  • Requires a Juris Doctorate or Bachelor of Law Degree or a degree in a related field
  • Relevant health care law experience in a public or government setting required

The Organization

  • Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) is Maricopa County’s public teaching hospital and safety net system of care
  • The system is comprised of Maricopa Medical Center a 325-bed acute care hospital, the Comprehensive Healthcare Center (a multi-specialty ambulatory health clinic), 13 community-oriented Federally Qualified Health Centers throughout Maricopa County (all accredited by NCQA as Patient Centered Medical Homes), a free standing behavioral health hospital and behavioral health annex (collectively providing 241 beds), an attendant care program and a variety of outpatient services
  • Maricopa Medical Center is a tertiary and quaternary level teaching hospital which includes a Level I Adult Trauma Center, a level II Pediatric Trauma Center, and the Arizona Burn Center which is the region’s only burn center and the 2nd largest in the nation. This is the only hospital in the state of Arizona to provide both adult and pediatric trauma care.
  • MIHS is the first health care organization in Arizona to be awarded the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification. MIHS’s accreditation is through DNV
  • MIHS has the largest residency program in Maricopa County/Phoenix, with 10 ACGME accredited specialties and approximately 400 residents. MIHS also has academic affiliations with area medical schools including the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix for medical student rotations
  • MIHS employs approximately 4000 people and has a total expense budget of over $650 million
  • In November of 2014, the voters of Maricopa County approved the 2nd largest general obligation bond referendum in State History providing $935 million to MIHS for a replacement hospital, expansion of the ambulatory care network and replacement of its Behavioral Health Hospital
  • MIHS has undergone a significant financial turnaround, producing over $70 million in operating improvement between FY 2014 and FY 2017

The Community

  • Phoenix, Arizona’s lovely capital city, boasts a warm climate, a bevy of cultural and historical attractions and breathtaking scenery
  • Truly an adventurer’s paradise, the area provides trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians, along with mountains, skiing and lakes
  • Enjoy one of Arizona’s four professional sports teams or year-round golf at one of the hundreds of area courses
  • Phoenix offers an average high temperatures of 85 degrees and more than 325 days of sunshine per year
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