• Attorney (Medical Liability)

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
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  • Job Description

    Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:

    Attorney (Medical Liability)


    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, UChicago Medicine. The Legal department is currently recruiting for an Associate General Counsel to join the Professional Liability defense team to advise and represents UCM in liability claims and suit matters with state or federal agencies, or in court actions.




    In this role, the Associate General Counsel works with the Professional Liability legal defense team in the management and oversight of claims and litigation and physician licensing and privileging issues, and will work collaboratively with the Department of Risk Management and Patient Safety.


    Essential Job Functions


    • Provides consultation to senior management on all significant business and corporate matters.
    • Gives broad range of highly specialized legal advice to all levels of hospital management and medical staff.
    • Provides legal advice to and serves on several hospital/medical staff committees.
    • Assists in the development of methods for achieving the Corporations' goals within legal restrictions and purposes or reviews alternative courses
    • Coordinates with outside counsel regarding discovery
    • Reviews policy and procedures and other UCH guidelines
    • Represents the Hospitals in matters with state or federal agencies, or in court actions
    • Manages litigation including malpractice
    • Engages and manages outside counsel in complex matters
    • Provides legal services to affiliated health system entities


    You'll thrive in this position if you:


    • Deliver Results – you identify issues, problems and opportunities, and recognize the need for improvement. You work with others to develop a sense of common purpose, understand different perspectives on issues, gathers and examines information available. You generate alternatives - Create relevant options, including financial and resource implications, for addressing problems and opportunities. You select appropriate action - Formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. You commit to implementation and work with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to implement the decision.
    • Embrace Change – you treat change and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; identifies the benefits and risks of change. You quickly modify behavior to deal effectively with changes; remains effective during times of ambiguity and uncertainty. You honor the need in others to ask questions; helps others overcome resistance.
    • Communicate with Impact – you focus on the message of others, provide undivided attention, and defer judgment. You convey messages logically, simply, and with confidence. You check for understanding by asking questions, seeking clarity and responding accordingly





    • Doctor of Law (J.D. from an accredited law school)
    • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar
    • Minimum 5 years prior legal experience in a law firm, preferably defending hospitals and health care providers
    • Superior Legal Judgment, writing, and communication skills
    • Ability to think and articulate quickly


    Preferred Qualifications


    • Emphasis defending hospitals and health care providers in medical liability matters



    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront


    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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