nnJob DescriptionnCOMPANY is now the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The newly combined health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and now serves over 4.3 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.Job Summary:Renders legal advice and counsel. Oversees the legal support staff.Responsibilities:Develops the strategic and legal goals and objectives for the area and reviews them on a regular basis.Develops legal services policies. Evaluates cost effectiveness of legal services and recommends strategies to improve same. Develops and manages the legal budget.Advises and assists in the coordination on legal matters. Directs and may participate in litigation activities.Oversees and coordinates the formulation and finalization of contracts and ensures the organization is in compliance with applicable regulations. Keeps current with legal developments affecting the organization. QualificationsEducation:Juris Doctorate Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school with superior academic credentials required (preferably with a focus in healthcare law)Work Experience:Three or more years of experience in healthcare law matters required.