Associate General Counsel

Boston, MA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Regulatory, Litigation Job #: 50108BR Exp.: 5+ Years
At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Office of General Counsel and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Associate General Counsel will be responsible for:
  • Providing legal counseling and litigation support on a broad range of patient care and health care regulatory matters and employment law.
  • Providing general litigation management and support as member of in house litigation team.
  • Representing the Hospital in administrative proceedings; managing and overseeing outside counsel in litigation matters.
  • Counseling the Human Resources Department and other departments of the Hospital on employment law matters; drafting and negotiating separation agreements and other employment or HR agreements.
  • Providing legal advice to clinical staff, child protection and patient safety team relating to consent, privacy, child protection and other health and hospital law matters.
  • Participating in OGC team coverage rotation for off-hour patient care emergency matters, including occasional handling of emergency court matters.
  • Drafting and reviewing policies and guidelines relating to patient care, labor, employment and other laws and regulations relating to hospital operations and professional standards.
  • Handling a high volume of legal work and responding to crises and client demands efficiently and practically.
  • Understanding of health care regulatory framework.
  • Possessing strong interpersonal skills and a team approach to work with the ability to collaborate effectively with other members of the OGC and with management and professional staff.

To qualify, you must have:
  • A Massachusetts Bar License in good standing.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney in a law firm and in house setting with expertise in employment law, health care with a focus on patient care or regulatory matters and litigation.
  • Candidates with hospital or academic medical center experience strongly preferred.

Boston Children’s Hospital Office of General Counsel (OGC) is looking for an experienced health care and employment attorney with litigation experience to add to its dynamic legal team. This is a full-time position.

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