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Associate Counsel - Level B, General Counsel/HERCC *Temporary/Grant Funded*

NYC Health + Hospitals
Posted May 31
Full Time
Manhattan, New York

About NYC Health + Hospitals

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.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

Job Description


The Office of Legal Affairs is seeking a lawyer for the position of Associate Counsel to work in a dynamic environment as in-house regulatory and contract counsel. NYC Health + Hospitals Office of Legal Affairs provides legal advice and counsel for NYC Health + Hospitals’ eleven acute hospitals, six long-term care facilities, numerous clinics, correctional health services, the COVID-19 Test and Treat program, and the Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers” (“HERRCs”) that provide assistance for arriving asylum seekers.

General Tasks And Responsibilities Will Include

The lawyer will be responsible for advising on, negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements with vendors and with government agencies and ensuring that such contracts meet all of the system’s legal, internal operating procedure, and operational obligations in collaboration with internal stakeholders and executives. The lawyer will assist in presenting such contracts through executive and board approval committees as required. Other responsibilities include regulatory advising related to the provision of health care and other human services, policy drafting, process development, and project management. The ideal candidate will have experience in all of these areas.

The lawyer may also perform other in-house legal assignments based on the lawyer’s interests, experience and the System’s needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Assisting with other assignments and special projects as required.

  • A baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and LLB or JD from an accredited School of Law; and admission to New York State Bar; and
  • 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
  • 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 responsible experience in a professional or managerial capacity in respective fields applicable to the general body of law, specialties or practice.

Department Preferences

  • Knowledgeable in HIPAA laws, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS), New York health laws and regulations(including anti-kickback laws) and Freedom of Information Law(FOIL)
  • Strong understanding of public procurement methods.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite.
  • Candidate should have transactional experience.
  • In-house experience, specialized knowledge, experience with contracting and regulatory advising in a healthcare environment are preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have keen judgment, a strong sense of ownership, excellent inter-personal skills, as well as high quality writing, analytical and problem-solving skills, and be interested in playing a meaningful role in the operation of a large, mission-driven integrated healthcare delivery system through the performance of legal work. The lawyer will be expected to conduct legal research relevant to the work assigned.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button.

_If applying online, please include your cover letter in the same file attachment with your uploaded resume.

_ NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
  • College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities
  • Multiple employee discounts programs