Oregon Health & Science University

Legal Counsel

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Legal Department
Salary Range
$140,346.70 - $224,412.24/year. Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Represent the university in all matters relating to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and partnership agreements.

Function/Duties of Position

BUSINESS ADVICE AND CONTRACTS.  Provide legal advice and lead negotiations related to strategic relationships between the university, its health system and third parties across the State.  Work includes negotiation of and development of strategic agreements, and advice regarding valuation, financing and antitrust. 


HEALTH LAW.  Provide legal services relating to health law matters regularly faced by an academic medical center that includes an integrated health care delivery system, including Anti-Kickback and Stark law analysis, HIPAA and patient confidentiality generally, patient consent, EMTALA, medical/legal ethics, medical staff, pharmacy, QA/QM, medical student and resident coverage issues, privileging and credentialing, etc.  Work includes provision of advice and assistance to health system compliance staff.


REIMBURSEMENT.  Serve as back up to secondary reimbursement attorney in the delivery of legal services relating to third party payer reimbursement, including both federal health care programs and commercial insurance payers.


SUPERVISORY.  Legal Assistant (indirect)

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate degree from American Bar Association accredited school.
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of legal experience in similar law practice is required.
  • Legal knowledge of substantive law in areas of functional responsibility;
  • Strong contract drafting skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals at different levels of the organization
  • Ability to work efficiently with complex issues
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good judgment
  • Ability to set priorities
  • Work independently and drive processes
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships and efforts, resolve conflicts and problem solve
  • Ability to instill confidence among clients and colleagues.
  • Active memeber of Oregon State Bar and in good standing.

Preferred Qualifications

Twenty (20) years legal experience in similar law practice preferred.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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