COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Assistant Counsel

  • Job ID: 201484446
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight Hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Legal
  • Department: Corporate Legal
  • Location: 305 North Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17101
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $53.12 to $79.66 / hour


UPMC has an exciting opportunity available as an Assistant Counsel.  

The Associate Counsel provides effective legal counsel to assist in meeting the legal needs of UPMC, a large, diverse, health care delivery and finance system.  This position has a heavy emphasis on employment law.  The ideal candidate is an experienced attorney, preferably with significant experience in health law and/or employment law.

This is a great opportunity to join a cohesive team and expand upon your legal knowledge.  Apply online today to be considered for the opportunity!

Why Join UPMC?

  • AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: Ranked #1 for Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers by the Diversity MBA
  • A recent study showed that UPMC benefits are 20% higher in value than other healthcare providers in our market
  • UPMC offers tuition reimbursement, competitive pay, generous paid time off, and much more


  • Provide counsel to managers and staff throughout UPMC and address and resolve legal issues as they arise on a daily basis, such as in the areas of regulatory and patient care law. 
  • Under general supervision and guidance of more senior UPMC attorneys, responsible for one or more of the following: Providing legal counsel and legal services to UPMC corporate and business units in moderately complex business arrangements; Representing UPMC business units in legal proceeding of moderate complexity or significance (hearings and appellate proceedings before arbitrators, administrative agencies, orphans court and magistrates): Monitoring outside counsel with respect to moderately complex business arrangements or litigation.
  • Provide guidance with respect to contractual arrangements and prepare contractual and other legal documentation.
  • Review and recommend changes to corporate policy to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Apply general legal knowledge in the following areas, among others: federal and state health care laws and regulations (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, licensure, accreditation, malpractice liability, medical staff, patient care law, behavioral health, guardianships, etc.), corporate law, taxation, real estate, labor and employment, antitrust, insurance, commercial and finance; and apply specialized legal knowledge in one or more of such areas.
  • Assist senior UPMC attorneys and/or outside counsel in either highly complex litigation or highly complex business transactions.
  • Perform special project assignments for the Executive Vice President UPMC & Chief Legal Officer



  • J.D. Degree required.
  • Minimum four (4) years experience as a practicing attorney, including significant experience in health law or another relevant specialty, such as employment law or litigation.
  • Pennsylvania license or obtain such license within six (6) months of date-of-hire required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Pennsylvania Attorneys License
  • Act 34
  • Act 31
  • Act 33
  • Act 73

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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