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Associate General Counsel

June 10 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, In-house, Industry, Contract administrator, Legal, Paralegal
Winnipeg, MB

Requisition ID: 260705

Position Number: 20034881

Posting End Date: June 18, 2021

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: 155 Carlton Street

Department / Unit: General Counsel

Job Stream: Non-Clinical

Union: SH Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: June 21, 2021

FTE: 1.00

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Reporting to the General Counsel (Shared Health) the Associate General Counsel will provide legal services in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment and will be responsible for:

  • Providing legal advice and services to Shared Health and the WRHA, and a number of healthcare administrators and providers affiliated with Shared Health and the WRHA.
  • Providing general legal advice and services regarding a variety of agreements.
  • Providing advice with respect to privacy and access legislation.
  • Contract negotiation, review and drafting.
  • Liaising with external counsel.


  • Minimum 5 years experience as a practicing lawyer.
  • Experience in the areas of corporate and commercial law.
  • Excellent negotiating and drafting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and think concisely and analytically.
  • Proven ability to be an effective team member.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound and impartial judgment in conflict situations.
  • Computer knowledge and experience in a Microsoft Office environment.
  • Experience working with the healthcare sector is an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.).


  • A member of good standing with the Law Society of Manitoba.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to draft legal opinions and other written materials.
  • Knowledge of contract documents and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research.
  • Ability to draft legal documents, such as pleadings, legal responses, affidavits, position statements and briefs.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends.
  • Ability to develop and implement legal strategies and solutions.
  • Proven ability and aptitude for recognizing, investigation and analyzing problems, and for developing innovative solutions to complex situations.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
  • Comfort working in a team oriented environment where the range of responsibilities is varied.
  • Ability work independently and willingness to assume additional responsibilities.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to plan, schedule and complete work in a concise, clear, accurate and timely manner.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process. network