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NJP Seeks Medical – Legal Partnership Staff Attorney
March 11, 2020 | Alison Pagan

NJP seeks applications from qualified attorneys to work within our Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) to address the legal needs of low-income patients and families with health-harming legal needs at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Harborview Medical Center.  This is a full-time position.

The successful applicant will work as part of NJP’s MLP unit on a range of legal needs identified by medical providers specifically focused on the unmet legal needs of patients.   The applicant will also consult with medical providers on patients’ legal needs and train medical providers to identify and address common legal issues.  While the attorney will work across legal and practice disciplines, priority areas of legal practice will include access to Medicaid, Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Social Security, and other public benefits, and may also include housing, guardianship, special education and immigration issues.  Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration with non-lawyers or medical providers, community-based outreach and advocacy, and working within low-income communities is required.   Applicants must be culturally competent. Washington State Bar membership in good standing or ability to become a member through reciprocity, or by taking the next scheduled bar exam is required.  Proficiency in Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, or other languages is a plus.

Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range starting at $63,233 to $118,185.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.