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Legal Counsel - Commercial Law

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Alberta Health Services
ALB00079624 Requisition #
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Reporting to the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Associate General Counsel, Commercial Law, this position provides legal advice to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC), with a focus on clinical research matters.


• Deliver effective legal advice and solutions on complex matters, particularly in relation to clinical research agreements administered by the TBCC, with little supervision. • Identify solutions to complex and time-sensitive issues while appropriately managing risk. • Communicate legal advice (rights, obligations and liabilities) in a succinct and coherent manner to clients. • Make significant decisions or recommendations respecting allocation of risk in contracts. • Coordinate and/or administer standardized work processes, protocols, policies and procedures related to the TBCC. • Work closely with TBCC staff and AHS colleagues to provide timely, effective results in accordance with the guiding principles and vision of the TBCC and AHS. • Foster positive and productive working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. • Inform senior management of significant issues with wide ranging or very serious impact.

  • Classification: Legal Counsel
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Corp Commercial Legal
  • Primary Location: Southport Tower
  • Negotiable Location: Provincial
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 24-JAN-2019
  • Date Available: 03-FEB-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $56.34
  • Maximum Salary: $98.96
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

• Qualified to practice law in Alberta and a member in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta. • Three – five years' legal practice (excluding articling year) with a commercial focus. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Strong negotiation and legal drafting skills. • Motivated to learn, independent, self-starter. • Proficient at prioritizing and dealing with multiple assignments, all under significant time and other pressures. • Proven ability to work with senior management. • Ability to balance business considerations against legal risks to formulate creative legal solutions that advance client needs. • Strong commitment to operating within a team environment and the ability to work well independently and with others to achieve common goals. • Superior organizational and influential skills, client-focused orientation, and commitment to providing quality services.

Additional Required Qualifications:

• Position may be performed in Edmonton or Calgary. • Due to the professional nature of this position, actual hours worked exceed those expected in a “regular” work week. • Travel within Alberta may be required on an occasional basis.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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