We are excited about our opening for an Associate Counsel to join our talented team. The person in this role will provide legal advice and counsel to operating units throughout our healthcare system. We are looking for a subject matter expert in the areas of employment law and labor law with related litigation experience to help resolve open legal matters and to work with internal leaders on practices and procedures that will reduce future employee complaints, investigations and grievances.
Reports to the VP & Deputy General Counsel, Hospital Operations, and serves as an internal legal resource for the organization.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as subject matter expert on assigned matters and projects to support the Office of General Counsel, with a focus on employment law, labor law, and litigation matters.
Direct internal investigations surrounding employee complaints and grievances, support compliance related to employee issues and advise on resolution of complaints.
Defend/manage employment arbitration, litigation, administrative, and regulatory matters brought pursuant to state and federal law (e.g., MDCR, OCR, EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, MIOSHA, DOL). Includes risk assessment, discovery, coordination of witnesses, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions, case resolution, drafting and negotiating pre and final settlement agreements and related documents.
Provide advice and counsel on employment issues, including labor matters, union relations, performance management, terminations, recruiting, hiring, accommodations, compensation, benefits and wage and hour matters.
Draft/review/revise employment-related policies, procedures and agreements.
Develop and deliver internal workforce training programs and best practices.
Interact on a regular and collaborative basis with Office of General Counsel attorneys, Human Resources, other business unit leaders, and all levels of organization personnel.
Experience in peer review proceedings and licensing matters, such as peer review hearings and appeals and reporting to state licensing boards and NPDB.
Experience in probate matters, such as seeking guardianships for patients, conservatorships for patients, and disputes related to non-ERISA benefit plans.
Experience in general litigation matters, such as non-party subpoena compliance, formal responses to civil investigative demands, and constitutional claims.
Juris Doctor Degree (JD) from accredited law school
Licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan
Six (6) or more years of employment law and litigation experience in law firm or inhouse setting (performing same or similar duties and responsibilities listed above)
High-level analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize responsibilities, and meet deadlines
Ability to function independently and as a part of a team
Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS’ Customer Service Policy and summarized below:
? Communication ? Ownership
? Understanding ? Motivation
? Sensitivity ? Excellence
? Teamwork ? Respect
Must practice the customer skills as provided through on-going training and in-services.
Must possess the following personal qualities:
? Be self-directed
? Be flexible and committed to the team concept
? Demonstrates teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn
? Be open to new learning experiences
? Accepts and respects diversity without judgment
Normal office environment with minimal exposure to noise, dust, or extreme temperatures.
Additional Salary Information: AIP target of 20% of base salary
Internal Number: 1911318
About Henry Ford Health System
Founded in 1915 by auto pioneer Henry Ford and now one of the nation's leading health care providers, Henry Ford Health System is a not-for-profit corporation managed by Chief Executive Officer Wright L. Lassiter, III and governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees, with volunteer-led advisory and affiliate boards providing additional leadership.
It is comprised of hospitals, medical centers and one of the nation's largest group practices, the Henry Ford Medical Group, which includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties. The System's flagship, Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a Level 1 Trauma Center recognized for clinical excellence in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, multi-organ transplants and cancer treatment.
With more than 30,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in metro Detroit, and among the most diverse.