Legal Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

  • Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 21, 2017
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Legal Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Job Number: 67330
Job : Management
Primary Location : Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at : 100 King St. West
Organization : General Council
Status : Regular Full-time
Hours per week : 37.5
Number of Openings : 1
Union Code :Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary : 57.9800 Hourly
Maximum Salary : 74.3400
Post Date : Sep 18, 2017, 11:00:00 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External
: Nov 20, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Unit Summary The General Counsel portfolio is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the organization, and provides support and advice on a variety of legal issues including privacy, regulatory compliance and effective governance of the organization. As well, the office of the General Counsel proactively identifies, manages and mitigates against organizational risk.
Position Summary
Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, the Legal Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer assumes responsibility to provide legal support and advice on a variety of legal matters including litigation oversight and advice on clinical matters. The role will lead processes to ensure HHS adheres to legislative requirements under the Personal Health Information Protection Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Responsibility will also include following best practice Enterprise Risk Management.
Schedule Work Hours Monday to Friday; days
1. Law Degree (LLB) from a recognized law school
2. Call to the Ontario Bar (Lawyer Licensed to Practice in Ontario)
3. Minimum 3 years of Privacy & Freedom of Information experience
4. Knowledge of PHIPA and other privacy related federal and provincial privacy related legislation
5. Experience in the health care sector and or provincial ministries an asset
6. Knowledge of Health Law and privacy
7. Project Management skills preferred
8. Experience with litigation process, administrative law processes and dispute resolution
9. Experience with implementing/overseeing Enterprise Risk Management an asset
10. Demonstrated initiative, independent thinking, conflict resolution and creative problem solving skills
11. Effective collaboration and team work
12. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
13. Strong communication skills – written, verbal
14. High level of integrity and trust

Hamilton Health fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-877-667-2700 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreemen

Practice Area(s)

Health Law