Attorney

Department Of Defense Camp Lejeune , NC 28547

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Summary

You will serve as a ATTORNEY for Health Care Law in the Command Judge Advocate's (CJCA) office of NMRTC CAMP LEJEUNE NC.

The Health Care Advisor

  • Health Law Advisor (HLA) is called upon to provide broad medical law expertise on hundreds of health law topics:

Health Care Law

Government Ethics in Health Care

Litigation in Health Care

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Responsibilities

  • You will provide principle, independent advice to Executive Level Officers, (e.g. the Commanding Office), of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune on Health Care Law matters.

  • Provide consultation and advice on a full range of medico-legal policy issues and determination related to the provision of health care to uniformed personnel, their family members, retired personnel, and other eligible beneficiaries

  • Administer comprehensive medico-legal counsel, direction, and supports Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune's five clinics on operational matters impacting health care deliver, health care programs and hospital systems.

  • Formulate medico-legal strategies and solutions for hospital leadership and agencies, (e.g. MTFs), under its jurisdiction

  • Give counsel in a specialized area of law with specialized medico-legal issues that are unique to Military Medicine and of significant complexity.

  • Provide medical law counsel ranging from highly controversial medical bioethics and protection of human subjects in research to U.S. Marine Corps and humanitarian missions to the broad medical law topics.

  • Attend staff meetings to evaluate potential medico-legal ramification of decision and policies; provide medico-legal counsel to hospital management; and develops background information necessary to analyze and respond on policy issues.

  • Provide advice to leadership, management, and trainees on a wide range of medico-legal issues including, but not limited to: professional liability, developing medico legal trends, and other areas of health care law.

  • Advise on trends and problems with command health care investigations, litigation reports, and medical malpractice claims.

  • Provide alternative solutions for incidents that presents medico-legal risk to the organization, (e.g. Navy Medicine), activities or the beneficiary population.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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0905 Attorney

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov

  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

  • You must possess at a minimum a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

  • You must possess a minimum of 3 years (post-law school) professional, legal experience in the core competencies of health law cited under Qualifications.

  • You must be able to demonstrate that in one State or jurisdiction in which you are licensed that you are permitted to engage in the active practice of law.

  • You must demonstrate that you are an active member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or District of Columbia, if selected.

  • You must maintain active status in one State or jurisdiction during employment.

  • You will be required to provide references, if selected.

  • All conditions of employment must be met, if selected.

  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

  • A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet the following qualification requirements of the Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1442.02:

Education: Must have a LL.B or J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school. Education must be accredited by and accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/)

Bar Membership: Must currently be a member in good standing from the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.

To qualify for this, ATTORNEY GS-0905-14, position your resume and/or documentation must show that possess a degree in law (LL.B. or J.D.) from a school accredited by the American Bar Association, an active bar membership, in good standing, and am admitted to practice law in the highest court of the State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, your resume should demonstrate that you have a minimum of 3 years professional legal experience in health care law that demonstrates and/or qualifies you as:

  • Advising on health law matters impacting the provision of health care delivery to a diverse group of people, (e.g. active duty personnel, their dependents, retired personnel, and eligible health care beneficiaries), in regards to relevant statutory, judicial regulatory, and administrative legal authorities governing such health care delivery systems, (DoD Military Healthcare System (MHS), and Tricare) to include risk management, established governing standards, (e.g. Joint Commission), bioethics controversies, medical research protocols, medical standards of conduct, government ethics in health care delivery, administrative/medical malpractice claims, civil/administrative law, federal government litigation process, and federal/state court systems;

  • Investigating and adjudicating processes to enforce federal/state information law, and federal, and federal/state law/regulations governing the provisions of health care;

  • Utilizing medical records/terminology, anatomy, physiology, and standard medical protocols sufficient to investigate medical litigation cases by review of medical records/literature, interview professional medical staff and expert medical witness, determine if a claim is defensible or settlement is warranted, add/render expert advice on medical, bioethics, credentials, privileging, clinical studies, and other health law topics;

  • Executing analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze facts, patterns, and complex legal issues in addition to interpreting relevant legal authorities; conducting comprehensive legal research to locate relevant statutory authorities and apply them in decision making; conceptualize solution, and provide sound legal advice;

  • Providing legally-sound, written opinions to clearly defend legal position - writing persuasively and concisely; drafting regulatory guidance to implement policy and legal requirements; AND

  • Conducting health care investigations; investigates the facts; identifies pertinent legal issues; conducts expert legal research and analysis; obtain expert medical/scientific analysis of issues; develops medico-legal opinion, recommendations, reports, briefs, contracts, support agreements, and legal documents.

Education

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

ALL Applicants MUST possess a LL.B or J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications. Provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education: (http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/)

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Bar Membership: Must be an active member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or District of Columbia. Inactive members may apply. You will be required to provide proof of active membership in good standing prior to appointment, if selected.

Applicants MUST meet the following professional requirements of Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1442.02:

(https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/ resources/aba_approved_law_schools/)

NOTE: All applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date of this announcement or you will be rated ineligible:

  • A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0905-11. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.
  • A certificate issued within the past 6 months showing the applicant is a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or District of Columbia, or sufficient proof that a certificate has been requested with the appropriate licensing authority. Be prepared to provide evidence of an "active" membership in good standing with the bar, if selected.
  • A law school transcript (copy is acceptable) with standing in class. Official law school transcript with official statement of standing in class will be required prior to appointment, if selected.
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