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Assistant General Counsel

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Diversity and inclusion matters at Advocate Aurora Health. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer. At Advocate Aurora Health, we will never exclude someone for employment, deny them benefits of employment or discriminate in any other way based on their age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, disability or association with a person with a disability, genetic information of team members or their family members, arrest or conviction record, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or childbirth, political belief or affiliation, military participation, genetic testing, submitting to honesty testing or use or non-use of lawful products off our premises during non-working hours. Position Requirements: Doctorate Degree in Law.Typically requires 7 years of experience in providing legal services within a major law firm or as in~house legal counsel. Ability to analyze corporate contracts, legal agreements, and risk management.Ability to effectively leverage the use of outside counsel while controlling costs. Ability to work effectively with governmental and other regulatory agencies to protect the best interests of the system.Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and other stakeholders, which is necessary to collaborate with staff/management/executives/other organizations. Attorney licensed to practice law issued by the state in which the team member practices. Exposed to a normal office environment.Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.This position may require travel so will be exposed to weather and road conditions.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.Purpose: Responsible for working at the direction of Legal Department leadership to support the execution of the assigned function within the Legal Department, assist in the assessment of the legal needs of the organization in connection with those matters, and provide legal services in a comprehensive and cost conscious manner, as necessary and appropriate.Accountabilities:Delivers legal services to the organization as directed by the leader of the functional team or other senior Legal Department leadership.Understands relevant business objectives and identifies and delivers effective business and legal solutions (i.e., 'business aware solutions) while protecting the system's interests and mitigating legal and reputational risk, demonstrating and supporting a culture of responsibility and ethical behavior.Advises the leader of the functional team and other senior Legal Department leadership on all legal matters related to the assigned function, identifying effective solutions to business and legal issues. Carries out those solutions to those issues as directed by senior Legal Department leadership.Contributes to material strategic imperatives of the department and the functional team at the direction of the leader of the functional team and other senior Legal Department leadership.As directed by the leader of the functional team or other senior Legal Department leadership, provides input in planning, designing, developing, and implementing the legal function within the functional team.Provides input and advice to the leader of the functional team or other senior Legal Department leadership in the assessment and management of outside legal relationships related to the assigned function, retains outside counsel as required at the direction of the leader of the functional team or other senior Legal Department leadership, and oversees the performance of outside counsel.Responsible for understanding and adhering to the organization's Code of Ethical Conduct and for ensuring that personal actions, and the actions of employees supervised, comply with the policies, regulations and laws applicable to the organization's business.About Advocate Health CareTogether by the NumbersAdvocate Aurora Health is in the Top 10 Not-for-Profit Health Systems in the country! We employ 3,300+ physicians and have 4,800+ aligned physician partners. There are 27 hospitals, 500 Outpatient Locations and 70,000 employees.Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. A national leader in population health management, Advocate operates nearly 400 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including three of the nations 100 Top Hospitals, the states largest integrated childrens network, five Level I trauma centers (the states highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the areas largest home health and hospice companies and one of the regions largest medical groups. Advocate trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $692 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2016. Advocate is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.

Keywords: Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove , Assistant General Counsel, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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