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Full-time Attorney

at UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Health System Services - Corporate
West Des Moines, IA

This position must sit in our Corporate offices in West Des Moines, IA.
Title and compensation based on years and type of experience.

Primary Function and Relationship to the Total Organization:

Responsible for providing legal advice to UnityPoint Health and its affiliated entities. Work with other lawyers and management to provide efficient and effective legal advice.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

· Provide leadership to ensure effective, efficient operations, optimizing performance and continually improving quality of care in a vastly changing health care environment.
· Responsible for creating a culture of innovation, learning, teamwork and professional practice consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization.
· Provide high quality legal advice in an efficient and effective manner.
· Provide presentations as requested.
· Work closely with UnityPoint Health affiliate management to assure legal related issues are being addressed consistently, timely and accurately.
· Establish effective mechanisms of communication with staff, providers, payers and the UnityPoint Health management team to foster an environment of openness, trust, teamwork and staff development.
· Collaborate with UnityPoint Health affiliates in building strong relationships.

Other Functions:

· Complete special projects and monthly reports as assigned.
· Perform other duties as requested by supervisor to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the Law Department.
· Participate in establishing and preparing departmental goals, standards, procedures and instructions, which contribute to the effectiveness of the department in accordance with organizational goals.
· Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
· Adheres to all UnityPoint Health personnel policies and procedures, departmental policies and safety guidelines.
· Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.

Qualifications Required:

· License to practice law in Iowa, a candidate for admission to practice or for registration as in-house counsel in Iowa.
· Minimum seven years’ healthcare law experience.
· Superior practice/employment history with progressively increasing responsibility and complexity level.
· Requires highly developed communication skills to effectively work with all levels of management throughout UnityPoint Health, its subsidiaries and affiliates.
· Ability to continuously display high standards of ethics, honesty, integrity, dependability and judgment.
· Strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment, decision making and problem solving expertise.
· Ability to work as a team member.
· Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

Education:

· Law degree from accredited law school.


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