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ProfileAssociate General Counsel The candidate will works within the office of General Counsel for the Firm(firm or Health System), and reports directly to the General Counsel. Works closely with and provides advice, guidance, and assistance to firm Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, executive and medical leadership and firm managers on legal issues arising in the operation of the Health System and its various services and programs, independent of the General Counsel. Routinely represents the Office of the General Counsel at System Board Committee meetings. Serves as a deputy to the General Counsel and carries out responsibilities as assigned or delegated by the General Counsel. In a succession plan, the General Counsel is a likely candidate to replace the General Counsel upon his/her departure. Contributes to the management of firm staff and firm systemic development and success. Discusses and develops firm system policies and procedure. Consistently uses independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Works with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary. Directs and effectuates firm management policies practices. Accesses and proficiently navigates firm records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements. Reviews applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consults with Labor Relations to generate management proposals. Participates in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings. Documents, recommends and effectuates discipline at all levels. Works closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Initiates, authorizes and completes disciplinary action pursuant to firm system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Providing advice and assistance to clients as requested, through the interpretation of new and emerging legal authorities, communication of relevant regulatory and procedural information. Recommending resolution of a complex legal and regulatory issues and/or problems requiring knowledge of applicable law and regulations and FIRM goals, policies, and operations. Development of recommended bylaws. rules, policies and guidelines. Review of contractual and policy documents for legal sufficiency and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Negotiation and drafting of contract and policy documents. Attendance and provision of counsel at administrative or medical staff meetings or hearings. Directly or through the System Department of Risk Management or the System Department of Human Resources, coordinate representation in administrative hearings and litigation with the State’s Attorney’s Office and external counsel. Providing supervision to other attorneys and administrative personnel as assigned by the General Counsel. Represents the Office of the General Counsel at meetings of the Board of Directors of the Firm Board as requested. Prepares draft ordinances and resolutions. Performs legal research and analysis; provides oral or written opinions on a variety of legal matters. Prepares or reviews contracts and other legal documents related to firm operations. Communicates with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and other attorneys and governmental agencies. Develops, assesses, and updates firm leadership on relevant legal issues. Supervises the System Director of Risk Management. Participates in the selection, assignment, development, and evaluation of subordinate personnel. Prepares regular or special legal reports. Participates in leadership and management conferences. Advises firm staff as to legal responsibilities and authority. Assists in preparation for surveys conducted by accrediting and regulatory bodies such as The Joint Commission and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Assists with firm efforts during emergencies. Performs other duties as requested and as directed by the General Counsel. Reports to the General Counsel to assist in providing legal advice and counsel to the Board of Directors and Leadership of firm.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have graduation from an accredited School of Law with a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree. A current and active license (in good standing) to practice law in the State of Illinois is essential. Must have 5+ years of experience in giving legal counsel and representation to health entities and/or health care providers or comparable corporate entities.
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Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
1900 West Polk Street,
Chicago, IL 60612