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Associate General Counsel

Req #:  106995
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Responsible for supporting the execution of the health, regulatory and operations within the Legal Department, assisting in the assessment of the legal needs of the organization in connection with those matters, providing legal services in a comprehensive and cost- conscious manner, and hiring and retaining internal staff as necessary and appropriate.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Performs legal research and interprets laws, rules, regulations and accreditation standards relating to health care matters. Assists in resolving issues that arise in the context of complex governmental programs and regulations in the health care industry.
  2. Assists in medical staff structure, governance and practitioner issues including drafting of medical staff bylaws and policies, credentialing, privileging, peer review, corrective action, hearings, appeals, and other medical staff processes and matters.
  3. Assists in health care related licensing, permitting, approvals, certifications, registrations, and accreditation matters for health care entity operations, including enrollment, billing, reimbursement and related matters.
  4. Drafts physician contracts, allied health professional contracts, affiliation agreements, consulting agreements, medical service and other clinical agreements, vendor agreements, independent contractor agreements, and other agreements and documents related to the provision of health care services.
  5. Assists in ongoing regulatory compliance with licensure, Medicare and Medicaid requirements, Joint Commission, DNV and other accreditation standards, and other federal, state, local and private agency laws, rules and regulations.
  6. Drafts system-wide and provider specific processes, policies and procedures. Assists with corporate transactions and corporate organizational matters.
  7. Assists with Stark, Anti-kickback, HIPAA privacy and security regulations and other compliance matters.
  8. Ensures the General Counsel and others are kept apprised of new and ongoing developments in the health care industry.
  9. Assists in day to day operational issues, mandatory reporting obligations and other matters unique to health care institutions and systems. Assists and supports compliance and risk management leadership on health care related issues.
  10. Appears on behalf of Advocate Aurora Health Care in administrative and other legal proceedings.


Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required:

Attorney licensed to practice law issued by the State of Illinois.


Experience Required:

Requires a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in representing health care entities and demonstrated ability to act as counsel on a variety of health care legal matters including licensing, credentialing, contracting, accreditation and regulatory matters.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago