Legal/Professional Liability Advisor (9 Month Contract)
Toronto, ON


Bring your excellent legal expertise and analytical skills to our team as a Legal/Professional Liability Advisor in our Professional Liability Program (PLP) department.

The Professional Liability Program (PLP) administers RCDSO’s malpractice insurance program for all current and former RCDSO dentists. This includes claims management, insurance management and risk management.

The Legal/Professional Liability Advisor assists Ontario dentists with medical and legal issues by overseeing the management of actual and potential dental malpractice litigation, and providing risk management information and advice. You will also provide legal support to department staff when necessary.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • Assist dentists with legal issues
  • Remain current with legal issues, case law developments and implications on topics, including medical malpractice, privacy, consent, capacity and insurance, and share this knowledge with the PLP team
  • Receive and handle reports from dentists about medical legal issues and managing the dentist-patient relationship
  • Interview dentists and gather information and documents in order to triage reported problems
  • Advise dentists on options and strategies, including implications, outcomes and management of risk
  • Provide dentists information, legal advice and documents to assist them in resolving disputes
  • Investigate dental malpractice allegations and the potential validity of such claims
  • Communicate with patients or their legal representatives regarding the merits of claims, and to negotiate settlements, if applicable
  • Supervise and instruct external counsel assigned to defend dentists involved in legal proceedings
  • Provide advice to dentists on how to avoid medical and legal problems through one-on-one discussions, group presentations and written material

What skills and background do I need?

The Legal/Professional Liability Advisor requires:

  • LL.B. or equivalent
  • Three-to-five years of medical malpractice/personal injury experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assignments, and produce a high-volume of work quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Knowledge of medical/dental terminology is an asset

How do I apply?

Submit a cover letter, telling us why you are interested in this position and how your skills meet our needs, as well as a resume by September 22, 2019 at 9 pm.

Thank you for your interest; only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available upon request under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract