Junior Legal Counsel

About the Opportunity
Reporting directly to the Senior Legal Counsel, the Junior Legal Counsel acts as a corporate resource to NSH as an integral member of the Legal Services team. The Junior Legal Counsel provides sound legal and medical/ethical guidance to NSH employees, medical staff and senior leadership, taking into consideration other activities within NSH and established health law practices across the country.

Junior Legal Counsel provides legal advice and strategic direction; analyses and provides advice on complex, sensitive and multidimensional problems, both independently and as a part of a team. Junior Legal Counsel provides legal representation for NSH to external parties, including courts and tribunals.

About You
We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

Bachelor of Laws (LLB/JD); and Practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society or eligible to become a practicing member.
Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience required
Experience in health care law and risk management desirable
A thorough understanding of common law principles, statutes and legal procedures; competent research and analytical skills; effective interpersonal, oral and written skills;
Demonstrated ability to respond to client needs for quality legal services, to anticipate problems and to work effectively with clients toward resolutions.
Effective in demanding circumstances, ability to offer creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, and adapt and thrive in a continuously changing and demanding environment.
Ability to collaborate, as well as work independently, balancing competing priorities.
Practice experience in one or more of the following areas would be considered an asset:
administrative law
contracts law
employment law
corporate and governance
intellectual property law
privacy law
Experience advising health authorities, government departments or agencies would be considered an asset.
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

Long assignment, full-time position, 75 hrs bi-weekly
Beginning as soon as possible with an expected end date of Jan 15, 2024 (Approximately 14 months)
*Dates are subject to change

Compensation and Incentives
$43.90 – $54.89 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Link to Job Posting: https://jobs.nshealth.ca/job-invite/167447/

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 11/20/2023