Senior Counsel - Hybrid

Job Requisition #: JR70116

End Date: 11/30/2023

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

We are searching for an experienced attorney to serve as Senior Counsel and have responsibility for advising, protecting, and representing Christiana Care Health System, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, "ChristianaCare") regarding employment law and related employee relations matters. This position works with ChristianaCare Human Resources and enterprise leadership to develop proactive strategies and solutions to support a high functioning, engaged, and diverse workforce. This position also works closely with other members of the Legal/Risk Management Department to support ChristianaCare's overarching legal needs and further ChristianaCare's strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal advice and support to ChristianaCare in all areas of employment law, with specialized understanding of employment considerations within a health care enterprise.

  • Familiarity with state and federal statutes and regulations including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

  • Work closely with Human Resources and management to support and conduct internal investigations.

  • Prepare responses to charges filed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Delaware Department of Labor, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Maryland Commission for Civil Rights and other administrative agencies.

  • Prepare and review internal policies, procedures, and other operating documents.

  • Provide internal education and training to Human Resources and leadership on applicable law and best practices.

  • Support all other functions of the Legal/Risk Management Department as needed, including providing legal support on clinical and patient care issues, regulatory matters, and the preparation and negotiation of transaction documents.

  • Perform other duties as required.

ChristianaCare offers:

  • Diverse and Inclusive culture

  • Robust benefit package including full medical, dental and vision

  • 403(b) with a company match

  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out

  • 12 week paid parental leave

  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school

  • Licensed to practice law in Delaware or eligible for Certificate of Limited Practice for In-House Counsel

  • A minimum of 8 years of legal experience, preferably advising a hospital or health care system.

  • Experience with employment law and regulations.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

About Christiana Care:

ChristianaCare, headquartered in Wilmington, DE employs over 13,000 caregivers with three acute care hospitals (1,336 beds), extensive network of primary care and outpatient specialty services, home health care, urgent care centers and free-standing emergency department. We have locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Our Christiana campus offers a Level I trauma center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is ranked by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national quality ratings. We're a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our Region

A Great Place To Live

Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

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