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Associate General Counsel, Legal Director of Risk Management

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 180449
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2024

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The Opportunity

Associate General Counsel, Legal Director of Risk Management

The Associate General Counsel (AGC), Legal Director of Risk Management serves as principal counsel to UCHealth’s risk management program to identify potential areas of legal risk and exposure to related legal claims and effectively mitigate or eliminate such risk. The AGC, Legal Director of Risk Management will work closely with the patient safety and regulatory teams to coordinate risk management practices across the UCHealth system.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Chief Legal Officer, UCHealth



· Direct and manage all legal aspects of UCHealth’s risk management function

· Ensure early and appropriate consultation with medical professionals, hospital administration, and risk managers upon the occurrence of an incident anywhere in the UCHealth system in cooperation with the Director of Risk Management

· Create standard legal protocols for handling adverse events

· Act as point person for the legal department for subpoenas and other legal correspondence, including litigation holds, open records requests, and regulatory notices

· Conduct and oversee internal investigations as needed

· Coordinate with regulatory team to manage reportable events

· Regularly monitor and make recommendations for improvements in patient care and safety

· Participate in settlement negotiations, mediations, and CANDOR meetings on behalf of UCHealth

· Ensure timely and appropriate communication with hospital and system leadership

· Review existing event reporting systems and provide recommendations as necessary to improve such systems

· Participate in legal leadership and various patient safety and quality meetings

· Supervise and train risk managers

· Establish training programs for medical professionals, hospital personnel, and administrators in preventing adverse outcomes and managing risk

· Monitor developments in and lessons learned from malpractice litigation and update hospital and system leadership

Candidate Qualifications

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:

Skills and Experience

· J.D. Degree required. Minimum 12 years experience as a practicing attorney with expertise in health law or related specialty such as medical malpractice

· Excellent communication, writing, and conflict management skills

· Demonstrated ability to independently handle sensitive and complex legal matters

· Ability to work with diverse, multidisciplinary teams to effectively drive outcomes

· Risk management experience preferred

The culture at UCHealth is results driven, and each member has high expectations for themselves as well as those with whom they partner and lead. This individual will be joining a high performing, fast-paced team.

    The pay range for this position is: $84.28 - $134.84 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

    UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

    UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

    • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
    • Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching
    • Paid time off.  Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
    • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
    • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
    • Wellness benefits
    • 5 year incentive bonus
    • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
    • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

    Loan Repayment:

    UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

    UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

      At UCHealth, we do things differently

      We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

      Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

      UCHealth always welcomes talent. This position will be open for a minimum of three days and until a top applicant is identified.

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      UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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