Careers: Staff Attorney

Raleigh, NC

POSITION SUMMARY

The position of Staff Attorney is primarily responsible for contract drafting and review, and secondarily responsible for providing broader legal support to the company under the supervision of General Counsel. Proper provision of legal support will include legal research, opinion drafting, and the accurate and timely communication of legal issues and potential resolutions to members of the organization requesting legal assistance.

Essential Functions

  • Draft and review contracts, non-disclosure agreements, license agreements, letters of agreement, and other documents of legal significance with extreme attention to detail
  • Stay current on State and federal laws and regulations on matters relevant to the company and provide advice to enable the company to comply fully with those laws and regulations; examples of statutes and regulations for which legal advice may be required include HIPAA, HITECH, Sherman Act, Stark laws, and federal and state anti-kickback regulations.
  • Work with the Governance, Risk, and Compliance Team to ensure the legal aspects of risks and compliance matters are managed to minimize legal risk to the company
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure proper policies are in place and managed to mitigate legal risks from human resource issues such as employment status, working conditions, and personnel matters
  • Work with Finance to ensure compliance with all contractual and statutory financial requirements are met, including compliance with federal and state grants and awards
  • Work with clinical staff to ensure program activities adhere to statutory and contractual requirements
  • Work with the Communications team to ensure external communications comply with statutory and contractual requirements
  • Perform legal research and legal analysis to produce sound legal opinions based on proper law, case law, and course of business

Requirements

  • Currently licensed without restriction to practice law in the state of North Carolina
  • Demonstrated exceptional writing skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the healthcare regulatory environment, especially around data security and privacy 
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills

Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school required
  • Must be an active member of the North Carolina Bar 
  • Substantial experience with HIPAA and related federal regulations
  • Two (2) or more years of legal experience required (law firm experience preferred)
  • Significant prior business experience strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in a nonprofit setting strongly preferred
  • Experience negotiating contracts strongly preferred
  • Experience working with government agencies preferred
  • Knowledge of federal grant provisions preferred
  • Prior experience with complex organizational structures preferred

Working Conditions

  • All duties are expected to be carried out primarily onsite at the main corporate office
  • Occasional offsite work may be required based on circumstances
  • Secure office setting and access to secure equipment required whether onsite or offsite
  • Collaborative work environment with a high need to maintain confidentiality

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

This position does not qualify for telecommuting or relocation assistance

To apply please direct resume to HR@n3cn.org

CCNC is an equal opportunity employer.