Duties: Provides legal services for the System Office and assigned Ministries as a member of the Legal Department and in coordination with the needs of the System Office and assigned Ministries' senior management teams and consistent with the strategies and priorities of the organization. Responsible for handling a variety of routine to moderately complex legal matters or projects. Work requires independent judgment and often requires direct client contact. Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the mission, vision and values in leadership behaviors, practices and decisions. Performs a variety of legal work, while developing expertise in one or more practice areas, as part of the Legal Department under direction/supervision of a senior attorney. Meets routinely with the supervising attorney to establish priorities and manage expectations for the delivery of legal services. Prepares formal memoranda and legal opinion on subjects that require extensive legal research. Consults and advises with and performs a variety of legal assignments for Ministries and System Office colleagues. Resolves or oversees matters involving substantial monetary amounts or other substantial risk to under direction/supervision of a senior attorney. Represents the interests of the assigned Ministries in contacts with outside parties including attorneys, managers and officials of other companies and government agencies. Provides legal counsel to System Office and/or assigned Ministries and their operating entities or Service Area with respect to matters either in the particular field of law where the attorney has special expertise, or in the general field of corporate healthcare law. May perform legal services of a system-wide benefit, including as part of a Center of Excellence or practice group of the Legal Department. May advise management on developments in the area of expertise or corporate healthcare law in which the attorney specializes and which may impact. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations; policies and procedures, as well as the Organizational Integrity Program, and Standards of Conduct, in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Licensed attorney holding a JD degree from a recognized law school. Must have 4+ years experience practicing law with some experience in the practice of corporate healthcare law preferred, including the laws affecting tax-exempt organizations, with demonstrated legal capability covering diverse legal assignments that occasionally include legal matters of major significance. Must possess highly effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relate directly, openly, and effectively with both internal and external constituencies. Must possess the ability to work independently on routine matters. However, is expected to seek guidance and accept supervision on more complicated matters or where substantial amounts of money or significant other risks are involved. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Attorney’s work is subject to review by other, more senior members of the Legal Department. Must possess strong conceptual and analytical skills. Must possess strong negotiation skills. Must possess strong interpersonal and consultative skills. Ability to deal tactfully with diverse people, situations and ideas and present advisory, persuasive and authoritative recommendations to all levels of the organization. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values.
Job Id: 00308387
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153