Associate General Counsel - Compliance & Regulatory

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Provides legal services, assists with internal investigations, prepares and reviews legal documents, and provides in-service education on legal issues for regulatory and compliance matters throughout the System.


  1. Serves as primary in-house counsel on compliance and regulatory matters and to the System Audit and Compliance departments. Collaborates with the Chief Legal Officer, Deputy General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure that SCL Health has the appropriate controls, policies, procedures and systems in place to support its continued growth.

  2. Assists the Chief Legal Officer and the Deputy General Counsel with advising business executives on legal compliance and federal and state regulatory matters. Retains, supervises and coordinates the assistance of outside counsel and other expert consultants.

  3. Provides or arranges for appropriate in-service education on legal issues.

  4. Provides legal and policy advice, information, and drafting assistance on a variety corporate policies and regulatory guidance. Reviews and approves a variety of System, Care Site and for-profit subsidiaries policies, procedures, and programs for potential legal problems.

  5. Assists with identification, investigation and resolution of legal compliance issues for the System and Care Sites, including identification of significant risk areas and scope of audit review.

  6. Receives, supervises and/or delegates significant legal compliance issues for investigation, compliant verification, corrective action development and implementation, as appropriate. Supervises internal and external regulatory and/or accreditation inquiries or investigations; interfaces with other System Services departments, as appropriate.

  7. In collaboration with the Chief Legal Officer, the Deputy General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer, represents the System, Affiliates, and for-profit subsidiaries to courts, government agencies, etc. regarding complex legal problems and/or issues.

  8. Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required :

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree


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Required :

  • Admission or eligibility for admission to the Colorado State Bar
  • Active bar license in at least one state


Required :

  • 7 years of legal experience, including significant experience in health care law, in private legal practice and/or as in-house counsel to a hospital or health system
  • Background in hospital operations, physician relationships, Stark Law, Anti-kickback Statute, and other health care regulatory areas

Preferred :

  • 10 years of legal experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Deals discreetly with a wide variety of sensitive, confidential information.
  • Employing a Business Partner approach to resolving legal issues, conflict resolution and mediation, will render practical legal and business advice in a clear and concise manner in order to effectuate the SCL Health mission.
  • Able to build strong internal relationships with Care Site and System Services leadership.

Highly effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate directly and openly with diverse internal and external constituencies; a committed listener.

Organization: Corporate, Various Locations
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Broomfield
Department: SYS-Legal
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 1
Job Number: 17009426
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