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Associate General Counsel

Req #:  196082
Facility:  Support Centers
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

At Advocate Aurora Health we understand that a healthy environment is vital to human health. Nationally recognized for environmental excellence, we strive to mitigate environmental harm and contribute to the well being and health of our associates, patients, visitors and the communities we are privileged to serve. Be a part of a movement in health care invested in reducing its environmental impact and creating healthier spaces for our patients to heal, physicians to practice and associates to work.


Position Requirements 

Education and Licensure:  Juris Doctor in Law. Currently licensed to practice law in Illinois and/or Wisconsin.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience representing health care entities and demonstrated ability to act as counsel on health care operations for a large not-for-profit integrated health system. 
  • Ability to effectively leverage and use outside counsel in a cost effective manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with governmental and other regulatory agencies to protect the best interests of the system.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Collaborate and communicate effectively with all levels of employees, leadership, stakeholders, and representatives of other organizations. 


Major Responsibilities:

  1. Advise clients on health care operations, regulatory, and compliance matters including:

A.                Medical staff structure, governance, bylaws, credentialing and privileging, peer review, corrective action, hearings, and related matters;

B.                Drafting professional services and other agreements related to the provision of health care services;

C.                Regulatory compliance with licensure, certification requirements, accreditation standards and other federal, state, local and private agency approvals;

D.               Advise on complex regulatory matters such as Stark, Anti-kickback, HIPAA privacy and security regulations, Medicare/Medicaid and other requirements;

E.                Review, draft, develop and assist with implementation of policies and procedures;

F.                Corporate transaction and strategic initiative support;

G.               Day to day operational issues, patient care, mandatory reporting and other matters unique to health care institutions and systems;

H.               Support Compliance, Government Affairs, Risk Management, Patient Safety, Quality and other enterprise functions; and

I.                 Advise and support counsel on administrative and other legal proceedings.


  1. Ensures the General Counsel and others are kept apprised of new and ongoing developments in the health care industry


About Advocate Aurora Health

Together by the Numbers

Advocate Aurora Health is in the Top 10 Not-for-Profit Health Systems in the country!  We employ 3,300+ physicians and have 4,800+ aligned physician partners.  There are 27 hospitals, 500 Outpatient Locations and 70,000 employees.


Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. A national leader in population health management, Advocate operates nearly 400 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including three of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $692 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2016. Advocate is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.