Job Description

Awarded the Best Place to Work 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of Arizonans by delivering a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.

This remote work opportunity requires residency, and work to be performed, within the State of Arizona.

Purpose of the job

  • Provide necessary in-house legal services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Required Work Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney engaged in corporate, transactional, and/or contracting work
  • 3 year(s) of experience in the health insurance or a related healthcare industry

Required Education

  • Juris Doctorate

Required Licenses

  • Active, current, and unrestricted license to practice law.

Required Certifications

  • Admission to State Bar

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Work Experience
  • Expertise in information technology issues relevant to the health insurance/healthcare industry
Preferred Education
  • N/A
Preferred Licenses
  • Active, current, and unrestricted license to practice law in the State of Arizona.
Preferred Certifications
  • N/A
 

ESSENTIAL job functions AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and develop expertise in healthcare, insurance and information technology issues relevant to BCBSAZ and its affiliates.
  • Draft, review and assist with negotiation of vendor, provider, employer and other contracts and related documents, as assigned.
  • Provide legal advice to various BCBSAZ divisions/departments and affiliates, including statutory and regulatory compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Participate on and provide legal advice to cross-functional teams responsible for implementing mandates and company goals and initiatives.
  • Provide annual and ad-hoc training to BCBSAZ and its affiliates on various legal issues.
  • Represent BCBSAZ at certain local and national conferences, as needed.
  • Perform public speaking activities both internally and to community organizations concerning relevant legal issues.
  • The position requires a full-time work schedule.  Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or as needed to meet business requirements.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Required Job Skills

  • Intermediate skill in use of office equipment, including copies, fax machines, scanner and telephones
  • Intermediate PC proficiency
  • Intermediate proficiency in spreadsheet, database, and word processing

Required Professional Competencies

  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy
  • Analytical knowledge necessary to generate reports based on available data and then make decisions based on reported data
  • Capable of legal and analytical research
  • Practice interpersonal and active listening to achieve high customer satisfaction and departmental communication standards
  • Establish and maintain working relationships in a collaborative team environment

Required Leadership Experience and Competencies

  • Make use of employees' skill and abilities to deliver business objectives

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES

Preferred Job Skills

  • N/A

Preferred Professional Competencies

  • Knowledge of a wide range of subjects pertaining to the organization's service and operations.

Preferred Leadership Experience and Competencies

  • N/A

Our Commitment

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  For more information on our company, see azblue.com.  If interested in this position, please apply.

Application Instructions

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