Washington Health Law
Manual Third Edition
The Third Edition of the Washington Health Law
Manual is made possible through the
collaborative efforts of the Washington State
Society of Health Care Attorneys and the
Washington State Hospital Association.
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Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
Regulatory Attorney-Quorum Review IRB
Opening Date: 06/25/2015
Quorum Review IRB is a progressive and growing organization with its office headquartered in Seattle, Washington,
and locations in Boston, Massachusetts, and Vancouver British Columbia. Founded in 1992, Quorum Review has developed
an excellent reputation for quality and service. As an industry leader, Quorum Review is known for its friendly and
prompt customer service, high quality standards, and commitment to the ethical protection of research subjects.
Quorum Review is looking for an individual for the role of Regulatory Attorney. The ideal candidate will have a
customer-service oriented approach to their work and enjoy a fast-paced environment that is a highly variable. The
candidate will also be a self-starter that can function independently without a great deal of supervision.
Consistent with Quorum Review's mission to safeguard the rights and well-being of research participants while
enhancing the clinical research process, we seek to hire people who embrace our mission and are motivated to
see the impact of their work. Individuals in this role have the following responsibilities:
- Advises the IRB members, staff, and clients regarding the interpretation of laws, regulations,
and guidance related to human subjects research conducted in the United States, Canada, and other countries.
- Responds to inquiries from IRB members, clients, and staff regarding ethical, legal, and regulatory issues such
as conflict of interest, research recruitment practices, HIPAA compliance, accreditation requirements, research
ethics, protection of human subjects, Good Clinical Practice, and local law requirements.
- Communicates in writing and via teleconference with investigators, research sites, sponsors, CRO’s,
institutions, and other organizations.
- Assists with the review of changes to Quorum policies, standard operating procedures, procedural
work instructions, guidance, forms, IRB guidelines, consent forms, and other documents.
- Reviews and revises Board directed correspondence.
- Develops and delivers training, webinars, and live presentations for IRB members, staff, and clients.
- Writes abstracts, articles, and presentation materials.
- Provides support for cross-departmental initiatives, projects, and requests.
- Assists with the review and negotiation of contracts.
- Assists with the assessment of legal and regulatory risk to the organization.
A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school complimented by 3 – 5 years of practice in health law,
regulatory consulting, and/or related regulatory experience (or an equivalent combination of experience)
is required. A demonstrated working knowledge of regulatory matters related to research oversight, accreditation,
and/or compliance is a plus.
Please apply directly on line at:https://hire.
Quorum Review is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. To request reasonable accommodation
for the application process please contact Human Resources.
Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission (state agency)
Opening Date: 07/03/2015
Close Date: 07/16/2015
Up to approx. $92,000 (the salary listed in the recruitment notice + 3% from state’s recently passed budget)
Applicants must apply through the Careers.WA.Gov on-line system.
A hyperlink to that system is in the recruitment notice: here
Corporate Counsel III
Opening Date: 7/14/2015
Closing Date: 8/14/2015
Location: Tacoma Washington
Job Number: 2015-R0003279
To implement continuing program of legal services, including legal and strategic advice and counsel, for
designated MBOs. The Corporate Counsel shall also serve on or assist the Legal Services Group in
developing legal products and/or performing legal services for the CHI Healthcare System as a whole.
Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):
- Provide direct legal support services to designated MBOs, including preparation, review, and
revision of physician, hospital, and vendor contracts, MBO-specific policies, and other MBO
documents with legal implications.
Provide legal advice and counsel to MBO management, MBO medical staff leadership, MBO
boards, and CHI national staff with respect to corporate, operational, and physician-related
Evaluate and furnish legal strategic advice and participate in strategic development of
designated MBOs through attendance at appropriate board and management meetings.
Manage and evaluate outside legal counsel serving designated MBOs on matters referred to
such outside counsel.
Participate, as appropriate, in Resource Groups, Task Forces, and/or Solution Teams.
Perform other duties as assigned by managing attorney or other CHI LSG senior team members.
Experience (required and preferred):
- J.D. or L.L.B. awarded by an ABA accredited law school.
- License to practice in one or more states.
- Minimum of 10 years experience as legal counsel in the healthcare industry relating to clinical
legal issues either in private legal practice or as an in-house counsel to a hospital health system.
- Provide professional responsibilities in a manner consistent with the philosophy, mission, and
values of CHI.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Health professional education, experience, and/or equivalent.
- Decision-making skills and judgment to ensure that MBO activities maximize benefits to the
MBO Groups and CHI Healthcare System and those activities are conducted in accordance with
CHI Mission and Core Values and the ERDs.
- Ability to ensure the effective use of in-house and outside legal resources to accomplish tasks,
resolve legal issues, and achieve cost effectiveness; ability to provide comparison of outside
attorneys in order to evaluate performance and to create uniformly high expectations.
- The skills required to work in a matrix organization. Strong interpersonal skills that build
effective working relationships with CHI leadership, staff, and other CHI Groups, Task Forces,
- Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through
appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
- Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
- Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to
self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given
- Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of
- Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the
sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
- Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to
- Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
- Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
- Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
- Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients,
residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.