Associate General Counsel

Roanoke, VA, US, 24011

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  CASB - Carilion Administrative Services Building
Requisition Number:  141614

Job Summary

Carilion Clinic’s Legal Services Department provides comprehensive legal advice and support concerning all aspects of its health care enterprise. Employing over 13,000 individuals, Carilion seeks a labor and employment attorney, preferably with experience with healthcare clients, to join its team. It is envisioned that this Associate General Counsel will spend a majority of their time on various employment, labor and related matters, while also working on additional matters as assigned, such as contractual matters common to a health system.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Providing legal counsel on full range of employment & labor law matters, including hiring, performance management, discipline, termination, leaves of absence and accommodations issues, restrictive covenants and affirmative action;
• Drafting, revising and reviewing employment-related contracts, agreements, severance agreements, releases, policies, procedures, training materials, and other written materials and handbooks;
• Handling administrative and arbitration matters, such as responses to government agency audits and investigations (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Virginia Attorney General, Virginia Human Rights Commission) as well as employment-related litigation;
• Advising on matters relating to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and assisting in investigations;
• Providing legal advice and strategy to further support Inclusion and Diversity initiatives;
• Staying abreast of developments in federal, state, and local employment and labor law, provide updates and training to cross-functional colleagues and assist in the development and implementation of related compliance plans;
• Efficiently utilizing and overseeing the work of outside counsel; and
• Working effectively with business and functional leaders as well as other members of the Legal Department (8 attorneys and 2 paralegals), with limited supervision.

Perform other duties as directed, including outside traditional employment law, such as: Drafting, revising and reviewing a broad spectrum of non-employment contracts to include areas such as purchasing (supply chain and materials management), IT and real estate; Analyzing arrangements between hospitals and other parties on compliance for Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, and other fraud and abuse laws, EMTALA, HIPAA, antitrust laws, and any other regulatory requirements; Developing new areas of sub-specialty as needs may arise.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school required.

Experience: Minimum of four (4) years of legal work experience as in-house counsel or in a law firm providing counsel on employment and labor law, preferably for hospitals or other healthcare clients.

Licensure/certification: Eligible to practice as an attorney within the Commonwealth of Virginia via a Virginia license or in-house counsel designation.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Must be a self-starter with an attention to detail who meets deadlines with changing priorities and who has excellent judgment and communication skills.

About Carilion

This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.


Requisition Number: 141614 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: CASB - Carilion Administrative Services Building 
Shift: Day 
Shift Details: Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Additional hours as needed.
Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057 
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Carilion Total Rewards

What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

Find more about Carilion Clinic’s benefits by vising our Total Rewards Page.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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