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Patent Counsel

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Xantrex Technology Inc.
Location: Billerica, MA US
Date posted: 10/19/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

We currently have an opportunity available for an Associate General Counsel in Edina, Minnesota. Primary responsibilities will include providing legal counsel to UnitedHealthcare's Health Services Organization, which is responsible for clinical matters within the UnitedHealth Group enterprise, including medical management, quality of care, health plan accreditation, provider credentialing and clinical performance measurement.

Specific responsibilities include:

Providing legal counsel on the development and implementation of clinical policies and administrative protocols across the enterprise.
Providing legal support for quality and affordability programs.
Supporting benefit interpretation process and coordinating with product development and customer accounts organizations.
Coordinating with and supporting Regulatory Affairs department in responding to regulatory inquiries.
Negotiating and drafting vendor and business associate agreements.


Juris Doctorate degree.
At least 3 years of relevant legal experience; prior managed care legal experience preferred.
Strong understanding of health insurance and/or managed care industry is preferred.
Knowledge of U. S. , state contract, corporate health care and regulatory law.
Experience with regulatory agencies and administrative experience with state insurance regulations, DOL claims regulations and HIPAA is preferred.
Well developed written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent presentation skills.
Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business unit needs.
Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers and external company contacts.

UnitedHealthcare is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system. When you work with UnitedHealthcare, what you do matters. It's that simpleand it's that challenging. In providing consumer-oriented health benefit plans to millions of people, our goal is to create higher quality care, lower costs and greater access to health care. Join us and you will be empowered to achieve new levels of excellence and make a profound and personal impact as you contribute to new innovations in a vital and complex system. Regardless of your role at UnitedHealthcare, the support you feel all around you will enable you to do what you do with energy, integrity, and confidence. So take the first step in what is sure to be a fast paced and highly diversified career.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Desired Attributes

Profession: Legal - > Attorney
Practice Area: Health and Health Care
Transactional Law Practices: Marketing and advertising support
Transactional Law Practices: Draft and respond to RFP/RFI
Transactional Law Practices: Contract development and review
Transactional Law Practices: Privacy policy
Intellectual Property: Negotiate and draft patent licenses and agreements
Industry: Healthcare/Medical Services
Industry: Legal

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