The Counsel position assists the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, other more senior attorneys, and members of Sutter Health / Affiliate management by providing legal advice and counsel on a range of topics within their general practice area. This includes: performing legal research, identifying new or emerging areas of risk, and managing or providing support on specific legal projects. The Counsel role is responsible for developing new policies and procedures, and providing updates and advice on existing Affiliate / Region and System-wide policies. The Counsel role will have subject matter expertise in a particular area as described more fully in the position specific summary (attached).
The Counsel position will have the authority to recommend retaining outside counsel where internal resources / knowledge / capacity limits the ability to effectively manage an issue internally. If outside counsel is retained at the recommendation of Counsel, they will have the responsibility for managing outside counsel's work and associated expenses.
Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
Member in good standing with a state bar required.
Member in good standing with the State Bar of CA preferred.
The candidate must have demonstrated at least 3-5 years of significant business and/or healthcare law experience, including, primary and independent responsibility for significant transactions required.
Knowledge of laws related to not-for-profit healthcare operations requirements is preferred.
Skills and Knowledge
Candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to translate legal complexities into terms readily understood by management and line personnel.
The candidate must have demonstrated initiative and an ability to work in a fast paced complex organization.
The candidate must be able to demonstrate strong client management and project management skills and be able to work successfully both independently and within a team.
Organization: Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status: Regular
Position Status: Exempt
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.