Assistant General Counsel

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 102499

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Senior Vice President-WSH and General Counsel, assumes increasing responsibility for providing legal guidance and support for various System activities and issues, such as payor contracting, compliance with health laws and regulations, business transactions, medical malpractice, corporate governance, HIPAA and confidentiality, contract negotiation/drafting/review, real estate, tax-exemption, human resources/civil rights, bioethics, patient care issues, hospital medical staff matters, graduate medical education and research, antitrust, and insurance. Assists in overseeing outside counsel. Participates in monitoring legislative and regulatory developments and providing education to board, management, physicians and other staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides legal guidance and support for various System activities and issues.

Reviews and/or drafts proposed contracts, assists in the negotiation of contracts, and provides legal guidance to ensure that contracts comply with legal requirements.

Provides legal advice with respect to corporate governance and administration, and assists in preparing or reviewing bylaws, minutes, resolutions, policies, procedures and forms.

Provides legal advice with respect to administration and prepares resolutions and forms.

Provides support for the System's risk management activities by anticipating and guarding against legal risks to the System.

Participates in monitoring legal developments, including proposed and existing legislation and regulations, and provides education to board, management, physicians and other staff.

Assists in handling complex legal matters, business transactions, or other projects as assigned.

Assists in overseeing outside counsel, and other System consultants.

Assists in effective data management and reporting.

Understands and provides legal assistance in furthering the financial and business goals and objectives of the System.

Attends and actively participates in meetings as assigned.

Performs other related duties as identified.

Common Expectations:

Scrupulously maintains high ethical principles and confidentiality.

Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development by keeping abreast of latest trends in healthcare law.

Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.


  • Minimum Experience: 5 or more years Healthcare law and in-house counsel experience preferred
  • Minimum Education: Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise: Corporate law
  • Preferred Field Of Expertise: Healthcare law
  • Required Certification: License to practice law in PA or able to obtain license within 6 months
  • Skills:  Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills; careful attention to detail; proficient in legal research; self-motivated, with ability to use initiative and discretion to accomplish assignments with moderate supervision; collaborative team player; ability to juggle multiple projects; positive attitude focused on meeting or exceeding client expectations
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