Ascension Health Associate General Counsel in St Louis, Missouri

Job ID: 222475

Associate General Counsel

St Louis, Missouri


Additional Job Information

Title: Associate General Counsel

City, State: St Louis,MO

Location: MOSTL 4600 Headquarters

Department: Chief Legal Counsel 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Day, 40 hours,Weekly

Marketing Statement

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension's Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides executive leadership, direction, guidance, and assistance on legal, strategic and operational matters related to the ministry markets within an assigned region.


  • Provides legal advice and counsel to senior executives and leadership. Participates as a member of the Executive Team for the ministry markets within the region.

  • Provides managerial oversight and authority for a team of attorneys employed and/or contracted.

  • Manages all legal services within the region to budget. Obtains approval for budget deviation.

  • Advances the implementation of policies and procedures in the region.

  • Partners with legal practice area team leads, attorneys and the Shared Services Group to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of legal services.

  • Collaborates with Compliance and Risk Functions within the region to provide legal advice and counsel.



  • Juris Doctorate

  • Juris Doctorate is required

Work Experience:

  • Ten years as licensed, practicing attorney required.Fifteen years of experience as an attorney representing complex and multi-site health or hospital systems, with either 5 years of experience in a general counsel/associate general counsel position or related role or 10 years of experience in a law firm specializing in health law and related issues preferred.

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