Do you want to join a mission-driven organization that makes a difference in the U.S. healthcare landscape?
ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, is seeking an experienced attorney with medical specialty society or healthcare related background to provide legal advice and contract review to ASTRO on a variety of issues, including ASTRO’s practice accreditation program, patient safety efforts, research grants and meetings. This individual will also be responsible for oversight of HIPAA and GDPR compliance activities. In addition, this individual will assist with intellectual property issues and licensing of ASTRO products to third parties, as well as legal issues involved in Society website and on-line communities, among other responsibilities.
NOTE: The position is DC area-based and currently an optional work-from-home position due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, there is also the option to work from our HQ offices in Arlington, VA (Crystal City) on a voluntary basis. After ASTRO’s offices fully re-open (target mid-2021), all staff will be expected to return to the offices on a full-time basis, with the opportunity to telework up to two days/week.
Major responsibilities and duties:
Implement and manage ASTRO’s compliance with HIPAA/HITECH law and regulations.
Oversee compliance with GDPR and other privacy laws.
Manage legal aspects of ASTRO’s practice accreditation program (APEx), including negotiating program and business associate agreements with program participants, working in close coordination with program staff.
Manage legal aspects of ASTRO’s sponsorship of a patient safety organization, working in close coordination with program staff.
Manage legal aspects of ASTRO’s Coding Resource and other ASTRO products.
Conduct contract review and drafting for a wide range of Society activities, including ASTRO Meetings contracts.
Work with 501(c)(3) foundation on legal matters, particularly research grants and fundraising.
Provide other legal assistance to the General Counsel as needed.
Supervise outside counsel as needed.
Successful candidates will have:
J.D. required. Must be licensed to practice law in Virginia or be eligible for admission as a Virginia Corporate Counsel.
A minimum of 5 years legal experience, preferably in a medical specialty society or other healthcare related environment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong understanding of HIPAA/HITECH and GDPR compliance rules and regulations.
Expertise in drafting contracts and conducting contract review.
Ability to develop internal protocols and compliance policies.
Knowledge of intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright.
Familiarity with tax-exempt organization law.
General knowledge of health law and health policy, particularly Open Payments, self-referral and antikickback.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with all levels of individuals, including ASTRO members and program staff.
Excellent written communication skills.
Ability to handle and manage multiple projects and meet critical deadlines.
Demonstrated proficiency in Project Management.
High level of integrity and general familiarity with conflict of interest issues.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Minimum travel required, approximately 10% of the time.
This role might be right for you if…
You are creative, imaginative and a team player
Curiosity; drive for continuous improvement and development of new skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively; strong project management skills; can meet and manage multiple deadlines working both independently and on a team; highly detail-oriented
Self-starter, self-motivated and able to work independently
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to connect well with people and work in a collaborative manner
ASTRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes:
Flexible work arrangements including telework up to 2 days/week (after 6 months of employment)
Medical, dental and vision insurance, majority company paid
401K with immediate company contribution
23 days of Paid Time Off annually
12 Paid Holidays
Employer paid short and long term disability insurance and more
Please see our website www.astro.org for more information about ASTRO.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is an organization of approximately 10,000 member physicians and scientists served by a staff of 80 in Crystal City, VA. The association is designed to disseminate the results of scientific research, promote excellence in patient care and provide members with opportunities for educational and professional development. ASTRO offers an attractive array of benefits, including medical and dental/vision coverage, short- and long-term disability and life insurance, as well as paid time off, a 401(k) program, flexible spending accounts, flexible work arrangements, commuter benefits subsidy and a business casual office environment.