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UPMC Staff Attorney (UPMC Health Plan) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


To provide effective legal counsel to assist in meeting the legal needs of a large, diverse health care financing and delivery system


  • Apply general legal knowledge in areas that may include: federal and state health care laws and regulations (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, licensure, accreditation, malpractice liability, medical staff, patient care law, behavioral health, guardianships, etc.), corporate law, taxation, real estate, labor and employment, antitrust, insurance, commercial and finance; and begin to develop specialized legal knowledge in one or more of such areas.

  • Apply legal knowledge, analysis and judgment to identify alternative approaches and their relative merits and recommend solutions to routine and less complex legal problems.

  • Perform special project assignments for senior UPMC attorneys.

  • Provide guidance with respect to contractual arrangements and prepare contractual and other legal documentation.

  • Responsible for legal research, preparing legal documentation, and providing legal guidance within the organization with respect to non-complex contractual and business arrangements and compliance with legal requirements (including federal and state health care laws and regulations, as applicable).

  • Review and recommend changes to corporate policy to ensure compliance with legal requirements.

  • Subject to supervision and oversight of senior UPMC attorneys, provide counsel to managers and staff throughout UPMC and address and resolve legal issues as they arise on a daily basis, such as in the areas of regulatory and patient care law.

  • Subject to supervision and oversight of senor UPMC attorneys, provide legal counsel and legal services as identified below to UPMC's corporate departments and to those UPMC hospitals, divisions and business units to which the Staff Attorney is assigned, which may include interaction as necessary with senior leadership of such areas.

  • Under supervision of more senior attorneys, may be responsible for one of more of the following: assistance in representing UPMC business units in hearings and proceedings at the administrative level; assistance in representing UPMC business units in moderately complex business arrangements; performance of discrete tasks in more complex litigation or business transactions or special projects


  • J.D. Degree required.

  • Must demonstrate legal analytical skills, communication skills, legal writing skills, and problem solving ability.

  • Pennsylvania license or obtain such license within six (6) months of date-of-hire required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pennsylvania Attorneys License required

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities