Recognized as one of the top 10 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices, best people at the best place to work! Our team is looking to add an extremely creative individual as the new Chief Counsel, UC San Diego Health. If you are a strategic leader with an innovative mind, we want you!
This position is open until filled. Initial Review Date 12/19/19.
The UC San Diego Office of Campus Counsel provides legal advice, manages litigation, reviews university policies, retains outside counsel, and works closely with other administrative offices to ensure legal compliance and to respond to disputes. The Chief Campus Counsel/ Associate General Counsel reports to the Chancellor and to the Vice President for Legal Affairs & General Counsel.
Reporting to the Chief Campus Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel – Health Affairs & Technology Law, the Chief Counsel, UC San Diego Health (Chief Health Counsel) leads the legal function for the health system and student health and counseling center at the UC San Diego campus, and also provides legal advice and counsel to health professional schools, which includes the Medical Center, the Medical Group, and the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, in the areas of Healthcare, clinical service, and contracting. Serves as a member of the UC San Diego Health executive leadership team and of the UC Legal Health Law Section and is expected to work closely with and provide direct legal support to the Vice Chancellor Health Sciences, the Chief Executive Officer of the Health System, and the Deans of the UC San Diego health professional schools. The Chief Health Counsel works with representatives of other UC campuses on joint or system-wide efforts, as appropriate. Also coordinates with other offices, such as the Office of Contracts and Grants Administration, as appropriate. Supervises and manages Health Counsel attorneys and staff, and the UC San Diego Health Risk Management Office, serving as a resource to subordinates on highly complex legal matters or problems.
Additional responsibilities as assigned. Job requires dedication and hard work. Long hours in highly stressful, high-stakes settings are a norm, not an exception. Occasional out-of-area travel, typically to Northern California but occasionally to other parts of the country. The Chief Health Counsel must model ethics and integrity in all of their dealings. Compliance with the University of California Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct, local codes, and the California Rules of Professional Conduct is a baseline expectation and requirement. This includes support, collaboration, and coordination with UC San Diego's and UC San Diego Health's compliance and quality programs.
Must be licensed to practice law in California (California's Registered In-House Counsel Program is not available to University of California attorneys). Out-of-state candidates must take and pass the bar within one year of hire and will be subject to direct supervision during that year.
At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience providing legal services to health care organizations, preferably to include experience as an in-house or external general counsel or deputy general counsel.
J.D. from an accredited law school within the United States. Additional advanced degrees (e.g., business, public health, health administration) are preferred but not required.
Previous management or supervisory experience and/or significant project management experience.
Demonstrated experience in change-oriented operational management and people leadership with the capacity to lead and motivate a professional team to meet high client service expectations in an extremely visible organization.
Deep knowledge of health and hospital law and extensive experience developing and managing complex health care transactions, particularly in the context of health care reform, are required. Specific knowledge of academic medical centers, hospital operations and financing, medical group operations and reimbursement, and graduate medical education programs, particularly in California, is preferred.
Ability to exercise prudence and good judgment in financial management and approval of expenses. Manage outside counsel expenditures in certain cases, and assist managing outside counsel expenditures in other cases.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work cooperatively with other attorneys, groups, clients and constituencies with differing priorities and perspectives. Knowledge of and experience with academic research, in a university environment, and associated issues of
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.