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Assistant/Associate General Counsel

This position provides accurate, knowledgeable, and timely legal advice to the University on general health care matters, in many cases specific to The University of Toledo Medical Center; the physician practice plan, clinics and major affiliates; and the Health Science Colleges of the University for issues regarding hospital operations, medical staff members, students and faculty of the Health Science Colleges, research and graduate medical education residents. The job duties include, but are not limited to, providing advice on transactional and contractual arrangements, including provider insurance and employee health agreements, drafting and revising University bylaws, policies and procedures. 

The position maintains the professional qualifications for appointment as Assistant Attorney General of the State of Ohio; provides general legal counsel and advice as set forth by law and in accord with the professional standards established by the Ohio Attorney General, and in accord with the Ohio Code of Professional Conduct and Responsibility.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Provide general health care advice and policy review for health system including, but not limited to, Stark, Anti-Kickback, CMPs, HIPAA, guardianship matters, advance directives, informed consent and restraints, and other state and federal statutes and regulations.

Draft and review University bylaws (both faculty and medical staff), policies and procedures and provide advice on same; under the direction of Deputy General Counsel, assist the Clinical Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and senior leadership on health care and compliance issues;

Review and provide advice on transactional and contractual arrangements, including, but not limited to, provider insurance and employee health agreements, challenging non-payment and reviewing billing matters and other advice with respect to compliance. Review, negotiate and draft hospital EHR purchase agreements, payer agreements, health care related purchase and lease agreements, management agreements for bond-financed properties, graduate clinical affiliation agreements and research related agreements; provide advice on same as well.

Provide legal advice related to higher education law, Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, FERPA, ADA, FMLA and other state and federal statutes and regulations.

Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Education/experience/licensing:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • Knowledge of healthcare law, especially compliance and regulatory issues
  • License to practice law in Ohio and in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court

Communication and other skills:

  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Strong academic background
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Skill in use of computers and related software applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience practicing in a broad range of legal areas, such as those listed above
  • 3-5 years of experience in healthcare law
  • Experience serving as legal counsel in a higher education or public sector setting is desirable but not essential

Pay commensurate with education and experience.