Associate Counsel Level A, General Counsel
Less than 5 years experience •
Empower Every New Yorker — Without Exception — to Live the Healthiest Life Possible
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city’s five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.
The Office of Legal Affairs seeks an Associate Counsel for its Medical-Legal department. The attorney will serve as house counsel to clinical and administrative personnel in all of the NYC Health + Hospitals facilities and its central office with an emphasis on medical and behavioral health issues. The attorney may be consulted about urgent patient care matters at any time of the day or night. The position involves working closely with the Risk Management and Health Information Management departments, and the attorney will also interact with outside legal counsel.
1. A baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and LLB or JD from an accredited School of Law; and admission to New York State Bar; and
2. Three (3) years of experience and background in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts, real estate, labor relations, labor law and employee relations, or
3. Two (2) years of experience and background in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts, real estate, labor relations, employment law and employee relations, with two (2) years of progressively responsibleexperience in a professional or managerial capacity in respective fields applicable to the general body of law, specialties or practice.
- 3+ years of relevant experience subsequent to admission to the Bar as an attorney in a law firm, administrative agency, as inhouse counsel or in a health care environment.
- Specific experience working with acute care and long-term care facilities.
- Candidates should possess excellent writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with Word and Lexis preferred.