• Senior Attorney

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Human Resources and Legal
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


    The Senior Attorney position is responsible, under the guidance of the General Counsel, for providing general legal services to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (“SCCA”), and for specific projects as assigned. The Senior Attorney exercises independence in performing assigned duties and responsibilities. The Senior Attorney strives to carry out the essential position accountabilities in a timely manner in response to client needs.


    The Senior Attorney provides legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of numerous areas of law and policy and conducts research and analysis to provide policy recommendations. The Senior Attorney prepares written opinions and guidance for the executive management teams and other internal clients and drafts and reviews contracts for the organization.  The Senior Attorney keeps informed of opinions, orders, decisions and developments relating to hospital and physician legal requirements, and other matters of interest. The Senior Attorney may be assigned responsibility for supervising of non-attorney Senior and/or administrative duties within the Department of Legal Affairs.


    Key Relationships

    The Senior Attorney works to foster and maintain a team focused approach to the delivery of legal services for SCCA.  The Senior Attorney is supervised by the General Counsel who helps in coordinating, directing and providing legal services.  The Senior Attorney regularly interacts with all levels of the organization, developing and maintaining effective working relationships to provide the best legal counsel and advice.


    Key Job Duties and Responsibilities

    The following is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

    • Providing timely and effective legal services to SCCA with a focus on responding to client needs and providing practical solutions to complex legal issues.
    • Provides research and technical support and prepares legal opinions for the determination and resolution of complex legal issues.
    • Demonstrated expertise with regard to commercial payor contracts, insurance laws, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, digital applications for health care delivery and academic research.
    • Prepares and review legal documents, including but not limited to governing documents (e.g., articles, bylaws, etc.) and agreements in compliance with applicable statutes, regulations and policies, and in accordance with relevant legal relationships.
    • Provides analysis, advice and counsel for legal and risk management issues. Actively participates in providing regular and timely legal information as a continuing educational resource for SCCA operations, including development of presentation materials, delivery of presentations, and development of written summaries regarding regulatory/legal changes affecting such operations/ministries.
    • Achieves and maintains a level of expertise and demonstrates an advanced level of analytical and communication skills with regard to all legal issues affecting health care entities.
    • Assist in transactional matters such as joint venture formation, significant asset divestitures/acquisitions, etc.
    • Performs routine and complex work assignments independently.


    Education: The position requires a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, or the equivalent. Admission to Washington State Bar is required for continued employment.


    Experience: Position requires relevant health care law experience, including knowledge of regulatory issues such as fraud and abuse and Stark.  Demonstrated writing skills. Ability to navigate ambiguity, and work independently.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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