Rush University Medical Center  Legal Fellow, Office of Legal Affairs in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Legal Fellow, Office of Legal Affairs

Department: Legal Affairs

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Job Number: 2018-3557

Job Description:

Legal Fellow, Office of Legal Affairs

Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for Legal Fellow in the Office of Legal Affairs. The Legal Fellow is a one-year to two-year sponsored position in the Office of Legal Affairs and Risk Management that offers the opportunity to provide legal-based support throughout the department. The fellowship will be an interactive experience that will contribute towards fellows’ skill development as well as their understanding of the Legal and Risk department as it relates to our healthcare system and Rush University Medical Center. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides general support to the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Associate General Counsels, and Assistant General Counsels on a range of legal and regulatory matters.

  • Performs legal research and prepares written guidance in a wide variety of substantive areas of law impacting hospitals and healthcare, such as general healthcare law, medical staff matters, patient consent and treatment, intellectual property, hospital reimbursement, employment, research, and business law.

  • Drafts and/or edits legal documents for attorney review, such as legal memos, contracts, letters, policies and procedures, and administrative agency requests for information.

  • Attends legal proceedings and meetings with in-house and outside counsel where legal support is required, including matters related to internal programs and services, actual or potential litigation, and regulatory compliance.

  • Maintains current knowledge of legal developments and what effect the laws will have on the Rush system, and is responsible for dissemination of and education on new and revised statuses, regulations, and other compliance issues.

  • Responds to requests for legal advice from persons throughout the hospital on a variety of issues.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Juris Doctorate required.

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, or if a new law school graduate, has taken or is scheduled to take the next offering of the Illinois Bar Exam.

  • Research experience.

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.

  • 1 year of experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated interest in health law.

  • A practical, hands-on approach to resolving issues.

  • Ability to think strategically while also being detail-oriented.

  • Self-motivated, curious, and independent.

  • Ability to multi-task effectively.

  • Ability and desire to function collaboratively as a team as well as an individual contributor.

  • Ability to work on numerous complex projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to process, review, and triage multiple demands, with the ability to shift priorities as needed.

  • Committed to accountability, hard work, process improvement, and excellence.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

  • Rush has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times.

  • Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.