Staff Counsel I

Job Category:  Administrative, HR, Business Professionals
Department:  Health Care Legal Services (117)
Location: 

Los Angeles HQ, California, US

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  923

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

DUTIES:
This position provides advice on regulatory, compliance, transactional, litigation and other matters concerning healthcare and public agency law. Conducts legal research and analysis and provides advice with an initial focus on health care services contract development, requiring experience in drafting and negotiating contracts as well as a working knowledge of health care law and health plan and/or provider operations and/or relationships. Ability to work independently as well with business teams to provide appropriate legal advice and training to support the organization’s operational goals.


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:
Required: 
J.D.


LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Required
Member of the CA Bar

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Preferred: 
Bilingual in one of L.A. Care Health Plan’s threshold languages:  
English, Spanish, Chinese, Armenian, Arabic, Farsi, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese


EXPERIENCE: 
Required

 3-5 years as licensed attorney. 

Basic knowledge of and research capability concerning the health care industry, including the applicable regulatory and legal environment. 
Experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating various types of contracts, correspondence, memorandum and other written documents and communications.

L.A. Care offer a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program


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