Associate General Counsel

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 66529

WellSpan Health is

Seeking to Hire

An Associate General Counsel

To Join

A Growing Legal Department


Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, assumes increasing responsibility to provide legal guidance and support for various System activities and issues, such as payor contracting, compliance with health laws and regulations, business transactions, patient safety, employment matters, corporate governance, HIPAA and confidentiality, contract negotiation/drafting/review, medical staff matters, real estate, tax-exemption, medical malpractice, bioethics, graduate medical education, research, information technology and intellectual property, and self-insurance. Supervises Assistant Counsel and Legal Department Staff. Assists in overseeing outside counsel.  Participates in monitoring legislative and regulatory developments and providing education to Board, management, physicians and other staff.

The following are essential job accountabilities:

  1. Provides legal guidance and support for System activities and issues.
  2. Drafts, reviews and makes recommendations regarding proposed contracts and ensures compliance with all legal requirements.
  3. Advises senior leaders and provides legal guidance to staff throughout the System.
  4. Provides legal advice with respect to governance and prepares resolutions and forms.
  5. Assists in analyzing and implementing new business strategies to accomplish System goals in a legally compliant way.
  6. Provides support for the System's risk management activities by anticipating and guarding against legal risks to the System, supporting Enterprise Risk Management, and advising Risk Management staff.
  7. Handles complex legal matters or projects as assigned.
  8. Provides legal assistance in the financial management activities of the organization.
  9. Assists in responding to internal, external, and regulatory investigations.
  10. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings as assigned.
  11. Supervises Assistant Counsel and Legal Department staff. 
  12. Assists in overseeing outside counsel.
  13. Participates in monitoring legislative and regulatory developments and provides education to board, management, physicians and other staff.


Note:                                      Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.

  Minimum Education                  Doctor of Law (J.D.)                                        

  Minimum Experience                 10+ years Healthcare law experience. In-house counsel experience preferred

   Min Field Of Expertise               Healthcare law

  Pref Field Of Expertise               Healthcare law, with Corporate law experience

  Req Cert/Registration                License to practice law in PA or able to obtain license within 6 months

  Physical Demands                     Mostly sedentary work

Skills: Other                               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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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)