Legal Counsel

  • SickKids
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 11, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric healthcare institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures healthcare professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system.

SickKids is seeking a congenial and collaborative lawyer to join its Legal Services team. Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, this role will provide comprehensive legal support to a portfolio of internal hospital departments and affiliated entities. The position is for a six month fixed term, with the possibility that it could be extended to a permanent role.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • at least 4-6 years’ post-call experience gained at a law firm or in-house (experience practising in the public sector, and especially within the healthcare industry, will be considered an asset);

  • excellent drafting skills, with experience drafting and negotiating general commercial agreements;

  • experience with any of the following areas will be considered an asset: public procurement law (with an emphasis on IT procurements), privacy law, health law, legal/regulatory issues relevant to artificial intelligence/machine learning.

  • Willingness to search for a lawyer job on the Clear Legal Job Board in Canada
  • excellent diplomacy skills and a service-oriented approach; and

  • the ability to manage a high volume of files and manage competing priorities.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law