The University of California Office of the President seeks candidates for the role of Principal Counsel - Hospital Operations and Regulatory (Regulatory Counsel). The Office of the President is the system-wide headquarters of the University of California.
Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Health Law and Medical Center Services the Regulatory Counsel is responsible for providing a broad range of healthcare legal services affecting the University's academic medical centers, health sciences schools, and other clinical operations. The University's academic medical centers form a $7.5 billion enterprise, operating premier quaternary medical centers throughout the State; its health sciences education system is the country's largest, with more than 14,000 students enrolled in 17 health professional schools and programs; and it is among the largest recipients of NIH research support in the United States.
The Regulatory Counsel is a highly strategic and proactive legal counsel who is well versed in the business dynamics and compliance/regulatory environment of the healthcare industry. This individual is innovative and entrepreneurial and someone who creates solutions that facilitate UCOP’s strategy to assure the success and growth of the organization. Working with the Managing Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, this person will constantly be thinking of better ways to operate and how to structure these growth opportunities.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a high performing in-house legal team and work in a positive, open and responsive team environment. It is important that the Regulatory Counsel is viewed as credible, visible and accessible and somebody who exhibits high integrity, a willingness to listen effectively, and to work collaboratively. The Regulatory Counsel will serve as a strategic business partner of the organization and proactively provide counsel and training in subject matters related to hospital operations, regulatory and compliance matters. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to serve as lead counsel at the system level to UC Health’s compliance officers, regulatory affairs directors, risk managers, and GME directors – working closely with counsel resident at the various UC medical centers. The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials, a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law, membership in the State Bar of California is required and an outstanding record of achievement with eight (8) years of healthcare law experience gained in-house or through working closely with complex healthcare clients. Specific experience working in an academic medical center or integrated healthcare delivery system is preferred.
On behalf of the University of California Office of the President, we thank you in advance for your assistance with this important recruitment project. We look forward to hearing from you. To discuss this position further, or to make nominations, please feel welcome to contact us by email at UCOPRegulatoryCounsel@WittKieffer.com.