Assistant General Counsel - Employment & Labor Law (Work from Home)
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-33130
Provide primary legal support to Geisinger or any of its wholly-owned affiliates (collectively referred to as “System Entities” or “System”) by giving legal advice and counsel to their duly authorized directors, officers, employees, and other designated persons in order to assert, preserve, protect, maintain and monitor the legal rights of such entities.The primary focus for this role will be Employment and Labor Law.
Perform job duties and responsibilities as assigned to you by your direct supervisor and the Chief Legal Officer.
Represent various System Entities as described herein by identifying, reviewing, analyzing and responding to appropriate legal issues confronting those entities including, but not limited to, antitrust laws, transactions, contracts, compliance, labor and employment, regulatory oversight, scope of practice, privacy and such other legal services that may from time-to-time arise.
In accordance with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, ensures that the actions of System directors, officers, employees, or other persons are within the best interest of the System so as not to be a violation of law.
Supervise (and train as needed) Legal Assistants, Administrative Assistants, or Paralegals, as the case may be.
Evaluate the appropriateness of utilizing outside counsel for specific projects or issues, determine the suitability of experience to effectively engage and utilize such resources, and act as the primary liaison to monitor performance.
Comply with the Legal Service Department's Standards of Professional Conduct and Performance as adopted and implemented by the Department from time to time.
Render the following services of a general nature: prepare, review, revise legal instruments and contracts, provide oral and written opinions, create, review and revise System guidelines, policies and procedures, participate in various conference calls and meetings and sit on select committees.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Extensive experience (10 years optimal) in Employment and Labor law strongly preferred.
Experience in medical staff credentialing, privileging, and bylaws as well as labor unions a plus, but not essential.
On-Call rotation required 4-5 weeks a year with rotating holiday schedule.
Primarily Work from Home (WFH), but may need to come into the office for a few weeks to orient with the team. Occasional travel may be required for meetings and events.
Juris Doctor- (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
License to Practice Law - The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.