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AMITA Health AVP, Associate General Counsel in Chicago, Illinois

Job ID: 431722AVP, Associate General CounselChicago, IllinoisRegular / Day

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AVP, Associate General Counsel - Full-Time, Days - AMITA Health Corporate - Chicago, IL

Why Join AMITA Health?

AMITA Health ( is a joint operating company formed by the Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, FL and St. Louis, MO based Ascension.

AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 4.3 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.

What You Will Do


  • Supporting the AMITA Health acute care hospitals, ambulatory services, and physician enterprise, as appropriate.

  • Interfacing with senior business partners, hospital administrators and physicians

  • Participating in various strategic and operational initiatives on a wide variety of health care/legal issues as requested, including but not limited to working with system leadership and hospital administration on contract matters, including contract drafting and identifying issues arising in connection with contracts; coordinating and managing significant transactions, including developing appropriate transaction structures, managing and participating in due diligence, and preparing transaction documents

  • Compliance investigations and audits in collaboration with Compliance Department representatives; advising on regulatory issues, including complex Stark, Anti-kickback EMTALA and tax-exemption issues

  • Analyzing legal and factual issues while conducting legal research to resolve common operational concerns

  • Advising on and preparing corporate organizational documents, including corporate resolutions and other documentation for corporate changes

  • Working with outside counsel and other department members overseeing litigation; and other tasks as assigned.

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What You Will Need

Education & Experience:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence required and must also be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois.

  • Must have a minimum of 5+ years of experience as a licensed, practicing attorney with experience working in a law firm or in-house legal department, or combination thereof (prior healthcare experience required) or equivalent experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of Stark and Anti-kickback rules, regulations and enforcement actions; Strong health care contract negotiation and drafting skills, including in the area of physician contracting.

  • Solid understanding and experience working on transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and other affiliations and co-management arrangements.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AMITA Health will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.