Legal Counsel and Negotiator - Physician Services

  • Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 20, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other)

Job Description

POSITION: Legal Counsel and Negotiator
DEPARTMENT: Physician Services
STATUS: Full-time
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) takes a provincial leadership role in human
resources and labour relations issues management for more than 230 publicly funded health care employers.
HEABC is responsible for negotiating six major provincial agreements covering more than 115,000 unionized
health care employees covering nurses, health science professionals, physician residents, ambulance paramedics
and ambulance dispatchers, and support workers in both facilities and community settings.

As a service provider to the Ministry of Health, HEABC Physician Services leads a coordinated approach to the
negotiation of provincial and local physician contracts and provides expert advice to health system partners on
their relationships with physicians.

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HEABC has an opportunity for a lawyer of approximately five to ten years call. Working within a collegial and
service-oriented environment, you will work with a team of lawyers and other professional staff to support
and/or conduct negotiations for physician services contracts, provide advice and analysis on a range of legal, policy
and human resources issues; and advise or represent the government or BC’s Health Authorities on disputes
arising under the Physician Master Agreement, physician contracts or related legislation.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, very strong legal writing and analytical skills, and the
ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders You must be a
member or eligible for membership in the Law Society of British Columbia with a minimum two years of recent
experience in litigation or labour and employment law.

This position is well-suited for a highly-skilled lawyer interested in pursuing a non-traditional practice in a
challenging and interesting segment of the public sector, who seeks more life balance than can typically be
achieved in private practice, and who values the opportunity to make a positive public contribution through their

Along with a competitive salary, HEABC offers generous vacation, health and pension plan benefits.


If you're looking for a fulfilling and challenging
career within a dynamic organization, please
submit a cover letter and resume outlining
your experience to:

HEABC, Human Resources
300-2889 East 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5M 4T5



We wish to thank all applications for their interest and effort in applying; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted on the lawyer job board known as the clear legal job board.

Practice Area(s)

Negotiation law