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Job title: Deputy Campus Counsel/Chief Health System Counsel
Job location: La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
Requisition code: 397789
Date posted: 10/08/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:In-house General Counsel

Job Description

Job description:

Deputy Campus Counsel/Chief Health System Counsel

Filing Deadline: Fri 11/1/2013


The University of California, San Diego invites applications for the position of Deputy Campus Counsel and Chief Health System Counsel. Applicants should have experience advising hospital and physician personnel on regulatory, operation and compliance matters.

The Deputy Campus Counsel and Chief Health Systems Counsel reports to and works in collaboration with the Chief Campus Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel for Health Law and Medical Center Services. The incumbent will be responsible for providing timely, practical legal advice to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, the Medical Center CEO, and other senior leaders of the UCSD Health System. The incumbent also has relationships with peers at other UC campuses and works collaboratively on joint or system-wide efforts, as appropriate. The incumbent also coordinates with other offices, such as the Office of Risk Management, as appropriate.

Responsibilities include the wide range of legal issues associated with a major academic medical center and research university, including, but not limited to the following: health care transactions and affiliations, health care anti-fraud and abuse compliance matters, health information privacy matters, managed care disputes, federal health care program reimbursement matters, compliance with restrictions on tax-exempt entities, health professional and facility accreditation/licensure, human subject research protections, medical staff and peer review matters, compliance with UC policy; and other issues as they arise or are assigned.

• Superior academic qualifications with excellent writing, strong analytical, communication, negotiation, and client counseling skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, complex academic medical environment.

• Interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty and administrators. 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 health system and governmental relations.

• Demonstrated ability to distill information and generate creative approaches to legal challenges facing Health Sciences, including the Medical Center, the Medical Group, the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, in the areas of healthcare, including clinical service and contracting.

• Demonstrated ability to clearly articulate the priorities of a complex and dynamic organization, as well as the ability to develop legal strategies which forward these priorities within acceptable limits of risk and exposure.

• Demonstrated ability to work well under conditions of heavy workload, frequent overtime, rapidly changing priorities, a highly fluid authority structure, and deadlines requiring immediate action.

• Demonstrated ability to make timely, accurate and complete reports of activities to multiple supervisors and clients.

• Demonstrated ability and willingness to use standard computer software applications, including Microsoft Word, email programs, and Internet browsers and on-line legal search.

• Significant experience in health care-related law and transactions is required.


J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited institution.

Admission to the California Bar is required within one year of appointment.

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UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity / Staff Affirmative Action Employer that values a diverse workforce and provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

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