Associate General Counsel


Position Details

Department: CORP | Legal
Category: Legal/Risk/Reg Compliance
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 780398
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

The Associate General Counsel is responsible for providing a wide range of in-house legal services for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Position Duties

  1. Provides oversight, direction and support for the Office of General Counsel.
    • Assists in the recruitment, coaching, development and retention of qualified, competent staff.
    • Educates staff through client conferences, training sessions and oral presentations; advises clients on new developments in the law and proactively identifies problem areas for clients to minimize risks.
    • Leads department on administrative matters, at the request of the General Counsel, including planning employee survey response and evaluating employees.
  2. Provides legal advice and counsel in diverse matters affecting the day-to-day activities of the institution by assisting, advising, investigating, researching and resolving legal matters.
  3. Leads various legal projects and negotiates workable solutions to complex and sensitive legal issues.
  4. At the discretion of the General Counsel, manages business litigation, including subpoena process, involving Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
  5. Drafts and reviews contracts and ensures timely review and approval of contracts.
  6. Assists in the corporate secretarial functions of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital corporate entities and affiliates, including corporate filings, trademark filings, etc.
  7. Serve as a legal resource to the Risk Management and Compliance departments.
  8. Assists and supports General Counsel in legal, administrative, and budgetary matters, as requested, including assisting in planning and leading Office of General Counsel meetings, retreats, and departmental work activities, developing and implementing departmental goals and objectives.
  9. Assists in the efficient use, management, and evaluation of outside counsel consistent with budgetary projections.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited College of Law.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Ten or more years of relevant health care law experience in corporate, public, or private law firm setting.
2. Demonstrated ability to manage staff in a corporate legal department.
3. Prior experience with litigation.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current member of the Arizona State bar, either by admission or as Registered In-House Counsel or eligible for membership by admission or as Registered In-House Counsel and obtains such status within the first 6 months of employment.
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Excellent academic credentials.
2. Proficient research, writing, and oral communications
3. Ability to proactively identify legal risks in the context of the business objectives of the organization, and develop solutions to address both.
4. Mature interpersonal skills; self-motivated; detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks.
5. Able to develop partnerships, high functioning teams, and good working relationships across work units.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Standing - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Walking - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
11. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
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