Vice President General Counsel

Confluence Health

Wenatchee, WA

Confluence Health


Full Time

Day Shift



Position Summary:

Key responsibilities include providing strategic leadership, management, and overall guidance in all legal service areas affecting Confluence Health and its affiliated corporations.  The Vice President, General Counsel, assumes system-wide responsibilities for providing legal advice in matters of general corporate law, contracts, antitrust, managed care, patient care, litigation matters, real estate and regulatory law and coordinates outside legal services.

Essential Functions

  • Contract work, including, but not limited to, drafting/reviewing/negotiating healthcare provider agreements, vendor contracts, licensing agreements, leases, managed care agreements, research contracts, and consulting agreements.
  • Provide advice and direction to managers and employees on operational issues including, but not limited to, quality of care, informed consent, termination of care, continuity of care and regulatory compliance.
  • Analyze, facilitate, negotiate and draft complex transactions including but not limited to asset purchases, physician referral source arrangements, purchases of practices and recruitment loans.
  • Regulatory work, including researching and interpreting federal and state laws, regulations, interpretive guidelines, advisory opinions and court cases for corporate and healthcare issues, including but not limited to fraud and abuse, Stark, and anti-kickback.
  • Develop, review and/or revise corporate policies and procedures.
  • Address credentialing, medical staff, peer review and network provider issues.
  • Review, evaluate and render legal determinations concerning internal programs or projects and the implementation of state and federal government and accreditation requirements.
  • Review inquiries/complaints from state and federal administrative, regulatory and other governmental or accreditation agencies, perform necessary research of the law and internal practices, coordinate, draft, and negotiate the response and/or reviewing responses to the government agency.
  • Perform due diligence related activities in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
  • Draft and present training programs on legal topics.
  • Oversees staff as assigned.

NOTE: This list of job functions is not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other functions that may be deemed necessary.



Knowledge, Skill, and Competency Expectations:

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior in all aspects of job performance at all times.

  • The responsibilities of this position require the individual to research, evaluate, interpret and resolve problems.  Further the individual guides and advises corporate officers and managers to ensure they are aware of the legal ramifications of their actions and decisions and advises them as to the proper and controlling legal requirements or precedents.
  • This position impacts corporate programs and established policy through participation as legal advisor on committees developing/implementing policies, programs and projects.
  • The individual in this position must remain current with legal issues affecting the System and the healthcare industry.  The individual must ensure that, in the event of litigation, the appropriate documents, contracts and agreements are properly prepared and executed and that competent and knowledgeable staff is involved in the process.





  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school, membership in good standing of the bar in the State of Washington, and five years of progressively responsible experience as a practicing healthcare attorney. 
  • Must maintain primary residence in the Confluence Health service area.
  • Position will require certification in the Confluence Health Value System




  • Healthcare experience highly preferred.


About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach.   Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner.   Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.