Spring or Summer Externship – University Hospitals Compliance Dept.

Shaker Heights, OH – Spring 2018 OR Summer 2018 Externship – University Hospitals

AkronLawJobs No. 8826 Overview: The Compliance and Ethics Department at University Hospitals is responsible for ensuring that all health care providers and business operations are in full compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as our own internal policies. The department’s mission is to create a culture committed to the highest standards of ethics in the workplace.

Duties: Law students working in the C&E Department will have the opportunity to be involved in all the facets of the Department’s work. Some of the Compliance and Ethics Department at University Hospitals is responsible for ensuring that all health care providers and business operations are in full compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as our own internal policies. Some of the projects that the extern can expect to be engaged in include: 1) Assisting Compliance Officer in responding to guidance requests from employees; 2) Assist Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer with investigation of suspected violations, including fact-finding, document reviews, and interviews; 3) Conduct legal research and prepare memorandum on compliance-related issues; 4) Prepare and deliver short presentations to the department regarding practical application of policies, enforcement trends, or recent significant events; 5) Participate in assessing the organization’s compliance risks through both formal and informal means, such as auditing and monitoring; and 6) Accompany Compliance Officer in hospital rounding and meetings with hospital leaders.

Location: UH Management Services Center at 3605 Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights, and travel by car with a Compliance Officer to other UH locations in northeast Ohio.

Prerequisites: 2Ls. This externship is for students who have a demonstrated interest in health law. Students must have completed at least one Health Law class prior to beginning the Externship or, in the alternative, have a degree or work experience in a health field.

How to apply:  Resume, Short writing sample, Cover Letter which specifies the following: 1) Health Law Class or Classes that the student will have completed prior to the start of the externship; 2) any previous healthcare experience including work experience; 3) the number of hours per week the student can be on-site during the externship, and 4) the student’s availability for an on-site interview on November 8th and November 9th. E-mail to Dean O’Brien at ab139@uakron.edu.

DEADLINE: The deadline for BOTH SEMESTERS IS October 27, 2017. There WILL NOT be a separate deadline for the Summer semester externship.

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