Southlake Regional Health Centre Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Nov 28, 2017Part time
We are currently recruiting an experienced In House Counsel as a strategic and results-oriented lawyer to join our team on a part time basis approximately 3 days per week. If you are interested in applying to this position, please complete a “Job Posting Application for Hospital Employees” form and return directly to Human Resources on or before 11:59 p.m. on the specified closing date Job Summary: Aligned with the Southlake’s strategic direction, our In House Counsel will provide a full spectrum of legal services across the organization. In House Counsel will deliver innovative solutions using strong conceptual thinking and decision-making skills to ensure operational needs are balanced with strategic priorities utilizing legal experience. Job Duties Legal Expertise Identify, address and manage legal needs in support of the Southlake’s business and strategic objectives through effective fact-finding, research and the provision of high quality legal advice and in a manner that reflects the organization’s risk tolerance, ensuring measures are in place to minimize professional risk Support Senior Management and Leaders through applying strategic legal knowledge and a broad-based legal expertise, as well as a broader industry and economic knowledge to provide cost-effective, quality legal services on matters affecting daily business activities such as: General corporate services including drafting or review of corporate by- laws, policies, procedures; Contract law, including drafting or review of contracts for supplies and services; General retail and commercial matters, including property management, lease agreements, landlord/tenant issues; General risk management issues, including advice on information disclosure, data or security breaches, whistleblower allegations, internal investigations; General matters involving health related legislation, regulations, and associated compliance issues; Information privacy, confidentiality, release of information and associated legislation; Supporting and/or delivering education and training sessions to management, the Board of Governors, and other Hospital stakeholders on relevant legislation, regulations, policies and compliance issues, case law, best practices, and other matters; General matters involving consent, capacity, and substitute decision making; General employment and labour relations matters, including drafting and review of correspondence, contracts and agreements as required; and General physician relations and privilege issues. Provides support to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for drafting corporate governance materials (e.g. resolutions, board policies, committee mandate, bylaws and terms of reference Enterprise Risk Assessment and Recommendation Legal claims management Identify potential areas of legal risk/opportunity and make recommendations on risk tolerance and mechanisms to manage risk/opportunity. Advises on impact of decisions and on the best methods of handling high-risk contentious issues Responds to more sensitive or controversial queries that potentially impact Hospital operations. Gather and analyze data/trend information, identifying possible improvement/study areas and the impacts of their implementation. Leadership and Education Researches leading practice and provides leadership and advice to Senior Management: recommends changes in organizational policies and practices, influencing their acceptance. Provide targeted education sessions, Commissioner of Oaths service as required and work cooperatively with the medical staff. Monitor changes to law relevant to the Hospital and researches leading practice and provides leadership and advice to Senior Management Establishes and maintain strategic alliances with members of the health care industry, community businesses and organizations, government agencies, regulatory boards, Board of Directors and other stakeholders to anticipate and proactively manage legal needs and risks, and to keep current on best practices and emerging trends in legal practice within relevant sectors Create a positive working environment for staff, encouraging staff education/ development, participation in decision-making, and providing a variety of opportunities for communication. Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws and be a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada mandatory 3-5 years of post call related legal experience focused on corporate law and/or health law, required Expertise in the areas of Health, Privacy, IT, Labour, Risk Management, and/or Public Procurement law. Hospital or other healthcare sector organization is an asset Strong experience with contract review, drafting, and negotiation will be an asset. Excellent people relations skills, demonstrating Southlake Regional Health Centre values to put patients first, give a damn, push the envelope and speak up. Demonstrated service excellence approach and commitment to continuous quality improvement and performance measurement; business acumen, accountability and results orientation Expertise supporting organizational change through strategic thinking and organizational behaviour/change management principles Strong time management ,planning and organizational skills to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines Excellent communication, report-writing and presentation skills; critical thinking, problem-solving and negotiation skills Superior professional judgment, diplomacy and relationship building skills. Solid understanding and use of project management and ability to balance and manage multiple interests At Southlake Regional Health Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities. Southlake Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplce.