Northwest Permanente, P.C., is a self-governed, physician-led, multispecialty group of over 1,500 physicians, surgeons, and clinicians, caring for over 600,000 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation's preeminent health care systems, a benchmark for comprehensive, integrated, and high-quality care.
The Legal Lead Project Manager works with the NWP General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Risk Officer in the development, implementation and management of a variety of legal, risk, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property matters.
Works with and supports the NWP General Counsel, Corporate Compliance Officer and Risk Officer internally and externally in managing the areas of department responsibility.
Develop, implement and maintain Intellectual Property Asset Protection Program. Creation and administration of Intellectual Property Asset Protection Program docket and work with outside counsel and external agencies and authorities for protection and enforcement of intellectual property. Plan, manage, coordinate and influence activities of the department and key stakeholders for the Intellectual Property Asset Protection Program.
Support and develop organizational structures and help administer transactions, programs, process improvements, initiatives, documentation and filings associated with conversion of Shares, corporate restructure, purchase and redemption programs.
Develop and maintain department systems for administration coordination, and communication between the Office of Legal Affairs team, the physician leadership and other key stakeholders on matters related to legal, corporate, risk and intellectual property programs, documentation and systems.
Website management and department administration.
Other Financial Impact:
Advise on the financial impact of new projects on existing and future departmental budgets.
Manage use of internal organizational resources wisely. Appropriately uses outside vendors related to projects and/or events to prudently use organizational resources.
Freedom to Act:
Self- directed and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Highly independent in managing overall workload and use of own discretion to determine how best to accomplish short and long term objectives.
Managing the scope and breadth of the work, meeting time sensitive deadlines in the context of multiple simultaneous work projects.
Identification of opportunities to streamline work processes to reduce jeopardy and cost to organization.
Effectively communicate complex information orally and in writing to physicians and staff regarding a wide range of issues and obtaining their cooperation to meet organizational business needs.
Managing conflicting pressures and resources.
Maintaining confidentiality of highly sensitive and privileged information.
Human Relations Skills:
A high degree of judgment, confidentiality, and discretion - frequent and routine contact with managers, physicians and regional and national peers regarding a wide range of issues.
Ability to work in a professional manner with all levels of management and employees including but not limited to NWP, and Health Plan/Hospital managers and non-managers to complete tasks.
Excellent time management/prioritization skills; demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, with shifting priorities, successfully meeting deadlines.
Excellent judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent teamwork, consensus building and diplomacy skills.
Customer Focused Service:
Connects with members and staff in a caring, respectful manner.
Actively listens to ensure correct message is heard.
Shows empathy and sensitivity to members and staff's experiences.
Handles difficult encounters and/or service breakdowns by minimizing emotions and accommodating members/customers.
Uses appropriate coping skills in order to maintain positive attitude.
Responds effectively to help or serve others and meet needs.
Ability to assimilate and apply complex and diverse administrative, legal or management systems, authorities, and resources.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of staff, managers, physicians, labor partners, and outside counsel regarding complex legal issues.
Degree or certificate in Business or Legal affairs and/or equivalent experience working in a health-care or business or Legal administration environment.
Minimum ten years (10) of experience supporting with senior-level executives or Counsel.
Minimum five years (5) of project management experience.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Proven ability to synthesize complex and diverse information to formulate a recommendation or course of action.
Working knowledge of policies and practices relative to NWP and KP activities.
Working knowledge of federal and state legal, litigation, intellectual property, and health care regulatory or compliance matters.
Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships at all levels of the organization as well as to operate in politically complex situations.
Confidence and willingness to take initiative and to be proactive.
Excellent time management/prioritization skills; demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, with shifting priorities, successfully meeting deadlines
Ability to assimilate and apply complex and diverse state/federal regulations, accreditation requirements, and similar material.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of staff, managers, physicians.
Ability to use and communicate through personal computers, devices, or other resources.
Ten years (10) prior experience in Kaiser Permanente health care or Legal administration.
At Northwest Permanente, P.C., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Northwest Permanente, P.C. believes that diversity, inclusion, and equity among our employees is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
About Us - Northwest Permanente is the Northwest’s largest physician-led, self-governed multispecialty group. We have opportunities available across the region in Portland, Salem, Oregon, and Longview, Washington. Northwest Permanente physicians practice medicine with a purpose that provides unparalleled opportunities for a meaningful and rewarding career in medicine.