Full Job Title: Sr. Health Plan Corporate Counsel
Job Number: 1702275
Date Posted: 8-24-2017
LOCATION: Multiple Locations Nationwide
REPORTING TO: VP Asst General Counsel
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 4 million members nationally.
WellCare is seeking several experienced transactional attorneys to join its expanding legal department. Positions may be filled at the Corporate Counsel or Senior Corporate Counsel level depending upon experience. Candidates should have strong academic credentials and 5 to 12 years of legal experience in law firm or in-house settings, ideally with demonstrated expertise in health insurance and managed care. There is a strong preference for lawyers with substantial experience in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and with health care provider contracting.
Successful candidates will have outstanding professional skills, sound judgment, and must be capable of working independently in a fast-paced environment while effectively managing multiple projects and competing priorities. Counsel must be adept at developing compliant and constructive solutions to the business challenges which arise in an industry that is highly regulated at the state and federal level. All WellCare associates are expected to embrace and promote the Company's culture of compliance and institutional values reflected in, among other things, its Code of Conduct and Business Ethics.
The position will involve extensive contact with senior management and with representatives of the business units and corporate functions across the organization in multiple offices. Successful candidates will have the following personal attributes.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to analyze, negotiate and draft complex commercial agreements that are subject to myriad state and federal statutes, regulations and administrative rules. Job responsibilities are expected to include the following.
Successful candidates must be a member in good standing of a state bar; Florida provides for in-house counsel admission without examination. Periodic travel may be required.
WellCare offers competitive compensation, benefits, and relocation assistance for this position.