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ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL Provide legal advice and expertise in the areas of tax, employee benefits and development, specifically as it relates to employee benefits, including retirement plan issues (defined benefit, defined contribution, ERISA), executive compensation, health and welfare plans, tuition benefits, and related policies, contracts, plan documents and filings; employee communications re same. Advise on federal, FICA, state and local tax matters, including tax exempt issues, supporting organizations, unrelated business income, worker classification, working condition fringe benefits, campaign-related activity, incentive compensation, private business use, taxation of settlements. Support and provide legal advice on development/fundraising/endowment matters, including gift agreements, gift annuities, gift receipts, alumni relations, charitable trusts, estates, crowd fundraising, donor advised fund. Litigation management: cy pres petitions in Orphans Court; ERISA litigation. Participate in committee of the University Council, Penn Medicine retirement committee, University investment committee, University benefits appeals committee. Act as a resource to Division of Human Resources, Office of the Comptroller, Division of Finance and Treasurer. Act as liaison with outside counsel engaged to assist in benefits, tax and development matters. J.D. from ABA accredited law school; demonstrated experience, including independent handling of cases, client contact, and legal research. Experience in employee benefits, tax and/or development/nonprofit/fundraising issues is highly preferred. Must be admitted and in good standing in Pennsylvania or other state bar; admission to Pennsylvania Bar is required within one year of appointment. This position requires strong critical thinking and strategic skills, excellent legal research, analysis and reasoning, impeccable oral and written communication skills, including negotiation skills, demonstrated public-speaking aptitude, an ability to identify and resolve complicated and sensitive problems creatively and with professional discretion; superior organizational skills and the ability to interact and function effectively in an academic environment and research environment; may be required to travel within the Delaware Valley. To apply, please click on the following link and submit an online application, resume and cover letter: APPLY NOW.
DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT Provide overall development and administration of a comprehensive and integrated medical professional claims control and loss prevention program throughout the University of Pennsylvania Health System. This includes inpatient facilities, outpatient and ambulatory care settings, and all clinical practice locations. The program will incorporate all UPHS, local, state, federal, and JCAHO regulations and standards. The position reports directly to the Chief Quality Officer and Senior Counsel of Claims and Risk Management, and will report monthly, or more frequently if indicated, on the status of claim activity, critical risk management issues and all other essential components of the program. BA/BS degree in Nursing with Professional Nursing License in Commonwealth of PA required; Master’s Degree preferred; must have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience with at least 5 years of recent experience in health care risk management, quality assurance, or case management positions preferred; Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) certificate preferred; may be required to travel throughout Medical Center, University Campus & Health System. APPLY NOW.
RISK MANAGER Review & track incident reports ensuring that follow-ups are complete; perform investigations under direction of in-house counsel or hospital peer review committees; prepare reports of adverse events resulting in liability exposure; act as resource person for all Health System employees concerning risk management issues; investigate patient complaints & determine most appropriate method of management; participate on committees that address issues with risk management implications; provide risk management educational sessions to individual departments or units. BA/BS degree in Nursing preferred with Professional Nursing License in Commonwealth of PA required; 3 years clinical experience within last 5 years with prior experience in health care risk management, quality assurance, or case management positions preferred; may be required to travel throughout Medical Center, University Campus & Health System. To apply, please click on the following link and submit an online application, resume and cover letter: APPLY NOW.