Tracking Code: 203991

Senior Associate General Counsel - Healthcare Operations

Location: WellSpan Health, York, PA
Schedule: Full Time

General Summary

Provides legal guidance and support, including drafting and reviewing agreements, for assigned System activities and issues. This position will provide legal advice on healthcare operations, physician network operations, structuring complex business arrangements and transactions (acquisitions, joint ventures and other affiliations) and compliance with healthcare laws and regulations.

This position may also be involved in matters supporting corporate governance, information privacy and security, government reimbursement, private payor arrangements, tax-exemption, employment, graduate medical education and research, and self-insurance. May assist in overseeing Assistant General Counsel and/or outside Counsel. Will participate 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 makes recommendations on proposed contracts.
  • Studies proposed and existing legislation and advises on areas of concern.
  • Provides legal advice with respect to administration and prepares resolutions and forms.
  • Provides support for the System's enterprise risk management activities by identifying risk factors and advising on mitigation and control strategies.
  • Participates in monitoring legislative and regulatory developments and provides education to board, management, physicians, and other staff.
  • Assists the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel by handling complex legal matters or projects as assigned.
  • May assist in overseeing Assistant General Counsel and/or outside Counsel.

Common Expectations:

  • Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation
  • Maintains effective and confidential data management reporting system to compile data and generate reports.
  • Provides legal assistance in the financial management activities of the organization.


Minimum Education:

  • Doctor of Law (JD) Required

Work Experience:

  • 7+ years related experience in healthcare operations, physician practice operations, and/or transactions. Required
  • Corporate law. Required
  • Healthcare law. Preferred


  • Licensed Attorney in the State of Pennsylvania within 180 days Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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.

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • 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
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WellSpan

WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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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)

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