65531 – Principal Counsel, Health Regulatory

University of California

University of California

Oakland, CA

Position Summary
Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection Law, the Principal Counsel – Health Regulatory provides primary legal support to the University’s medical centers and health sciences schools on complex and high impact healthcare regulatory analysis. Work includes advising and counseling on health care regulatory and policy issues including health care reimbursement, operations, privacy, hospital licensing or accreditation, medical staff, peer review, tax exemption, federally qualified health centers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, controlled substances, Medicare/Medicaid enrollment, sexual harassment/sexual violence in academic medical centers, graduate medical education, religious liberty/establishment issues, managed care and Veteran’s Affairs facility affiliations. The position also advises UC Health, Office of the President, Faculty Senate, and campus stakeholders on a broad range of healthcare legal issues. The Principal Counsel – Health Regulatory should be a strategic thinker, an approachable adviser, and a strong relationship builder who thrives in a challenging environment and is clearly aligned with the University’s and UC Legal’s values. All team members are expected to actively participate in initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and/or inclusion, whether at UC or in the community.

By practicing UC Legal’s established Values for Principles of Community, all team members are expected to promote and maintain a workforce that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team.

Duties and Responsibilities

80% Core Legal and Client Service

Supports the UC Legal Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection Law Group’s coordination efforts to facilitate more efficient, effective, and consistent delivery of health law services system-wide.
Provides substantial expertise within the University in the Health Law field, particularly in health care regulatory and policy issues including but not limited to health care reimbursement, operations, privacy, hospital licensing or accreditation, medical staff, peer review, tax exemption, federally qualified health centers, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, controlled substances, Medicare/Medicaid enrollment, sexual harassment/sexual violence in academic medical centers, graduate medical education, religious liberty/establishment issues, managed care and Veteran’s Affairs facility affiliations.
Under general direction handles independently a full range of legal matters and projects, to include those of high complexity and of substantial importance and impact. Regularly counsels and advises senior management in the UC health enterprise, often on issues that can have significance across the system.
Provides high-level strategic advice to University business units, including practical advice and alternative solutions to business concerns.
Provides actionable and practical advice based on sophisticated interpretation of facts and law in areas of ambiguity.
Identifies and frames systemic legal issues, and formulates and proposes strategic approaches to address them which can have broad impact across the UC system.
Participates on external committees to provide input on issues that affect state and/or federal policy.
Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to health care regulatory matters.
Provides training as well as client advisories and tools related to such developments.
Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
Acts as a liaison with outside counsel.
May provide strategic support and expertise on litigation matters in areas of expertise.

10% Collaboration and Communication

Recognizes strategic needs of organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
Establishes effective relationships with key internal and external constituencies.
Mentors law clerks, fellows, and other learners.
Functions as lead and technical resource and provides functional advice, training and/or guidance to clients or to less-experienced attorneys.
Develops objectives and ensures service according to established priorities.
Ensures accurate record keeping in compliance with UC Legal data quality protocols.
5% Collaborates to achieve solutions on the most complex legal issues in area of specialty, providing strategic direction with high level stakeholders such as the medical center CEOs, and senior administrators at Office of the President and/or across UC locations.

5% Supports OGC’s commitment to diversity by mentoring law clerks, fellows, and other learners, participating in other career pathway or mentoring programs, and other diversity initiatives in outreach, recruitment and retention.

Experience

Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience advising clients on high-level and complex health care regulatory matters required.

Education

Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training required

Required Qualifications

Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the Bar within a reasonable period.)

Travel Requirements
5% Occasional travel for business meetings, the vast majority of which occur in the state of California.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The person hired will be required to reside within California and report to work on-site at UC’s Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA on a regular basis. Current policy requires that a new employee work on-site at least two days a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (“anchor days”). In exceptional circumstances, approved by the General Counsel, candidates residing in or willing to relocate to California may be considered for a fully remote work arrangement.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Job Title: Counsel 4
Job Code: 000201
Salary Grade: Grade 29

Payscale: $220,000 – $255,000, commensurate with experience
Full Salary Range: $165,200 – $333,800

The University of California, Office of the President, is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range shows the growth potential for this position and the pay scale is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position.

Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging

HOW TO APPLY

Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application. Please apply via this link.

APPLICATION REVIEW DATE

The first review date for this job is March 22, 2024. The position will be open until filled.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Background Check Process: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position. Background check process at UCOP

Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of California, Office of the President, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. EEO/AA Employer UC Nondiscrimination Policy

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