Job Description

General Counsel
Req #: 21394
Department: Legal Services
Facility Name: Maricopa Medical Center
City: Phoenix
Schedule: Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week
Shift: Days
Salary: Executive Salary Structure
Job Details:
  • Under the general direction of the President & Chief Executive Officer, this position provides a wide range of complex legal services and client consultation related to the operation and administration of the Maricopa County Special Health Care District dba MIHS, as well as oversees the risk management functions for the organization. Represents MIHS in legal proceedings or supervises such representation. Analyzes legal and regulatory issues affecting MIHS operations and develops MIHS and Board of Directors related policies. Supervises and trains attorneys and other professional staff assigned to MIHS legal department. Works collaboratively with the special counsel to the Board of Directors to enhance board and administrative communication and effectiveness.


    Requires a Juris Doctorate or Bachelor of Law Degree or a degree in a related field. Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible relevant health care law experience in a corporate, public, or private law firm setting experience that demonstrates a deep understanding of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Prior experience in a large, complex healthcare organization, public health care delivery system, state, or government entity is preferable. Member of AZ State Bar or member of other state bar (AZ membership required within 12 months of hire date) is required. Requires an understanding of District policies and procedures, federal, state and local government agencies and methods of operation, educational, employment and criminal law, and current and developing issues in healthcare. Must have ability to proactively identify legal risks in the context of the business objectives of the organization, and develop solutions to address both. Must have a demonstrated ability to think creatively to develop and implement strategies to address complex system problems and opportunities. Requires the ability to demonstrate initiative, exercise good judgment and achieve results. Must have demonstrated success in building collaborative, high performing teams characterized by hands-on, results orientation aligned with strategic plans and goals. Requires excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills to communicate with employees at all levels and experience. Requires ability to effectively interact with senior management, medical staff leadership, and board members and operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker. Must exhibit excellent physician relationship skills in order to align interests and collaboratively achieve organizational objectives. Must be an entrepreneurial team player who can multitask. Must demonstrate the ability to manage and lead large organizations through periods of rapid and numerous changes. Must be able to work collaboratively to set system goals with senior leadership, agree on performance standards and monitor outcomes. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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