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Position Base: Oakland
Location: UCOP - Broadway Building
Position Title: DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL, HEALTH AFFAIRS, PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION
The University of California (UC) is a premier institution of higher education and is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching, research, and public service. The UC system, with an operating budget totaling $47.1 billion, serves more than 290,000 students, employs over 240,000 faculty and staff, and includes two million alumni living and working around the world.
University of California Health (UC Health) comprises the University of California’s clinical and health professional education arms, providing leadership and strategic direction for the University of California’s six academic health centers, twenty health professional schools, five NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, four children hospital campuses and a Global Health Institute. The University of California opened its doors in 1869. For over 150 years, UC has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world. UC campuses are routinely ranked among the best in the world, but their reach extends beyond campus borders.
The Office of the President is the system-wide headquarters of the University, managing its fiscal and business operations, and furthering its public interest, academic, and research missions. It supports campuses and students through system-wide funding and programs; manages the University’s multi-billion-dollar operations and investments; oversees medical centers and national labs; provides centralized labor relations and legal services; and promotes the well-being of its diverse and large workforce through benefits and retirement programs.
The Deputy General Counsel, Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection will report directly to the General Counsel/Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and is a member of the General Counsel’s Systemwide Leadership Team. The Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection has primary responsibility for providing legal advice to UC Health, which is comprised of six academic health centers, 20 health professional schools, a Global Health Institute and systemwide services that improve the health of patients and UC’s students, faculty, and employees.
As a strategic legal advisor to the General Counsel, the Executive Vice President for UC Health, the leadership at each of UC’s six academic health centers, and UC’s President and Board of Regents, the Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection oversees a team that includes a Managing Counsel and 10 attorneys in UC Legal’s Oakland Office. Additionally, the Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection, in collaboration with the Chief Campus Counsels, will jointly oversee the legal teams located at each of the six academic health centers. The Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection’s portfolio encompasses the operational, clinical, training and research aspects of UC’s system-wide healthcare enterprise, and includes complex healthcare transactions (mergers, acquisitions and affiliations), federal and state health care regulatory compliance, human subject and basic research, government payor reimbursement, managed care, fraud and abuse, health information privacy, cybersecurity, medical staff and peer review, health care licensing and accreditation, scientific misconduct, and conflict of interest in the context of clinical care and research.
The Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection will oversee UC Legal’s systemwide legal advice and counsel on matters involving data protection and cybersecurity. The Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection also advises on highly complex legal disputes within UC Health; leads administrative and management initiatives within UC Legal; advises and renders opinions to the Regents and senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; and works with representatives of the campuses on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements. legal disputes within UC Health; leads administrative and management initiatives within UC Legal; advises and renders opinions to the Regents and senior management with respect to the legal implications of establishing or changing policy; and works with representatives of the campuses on developing and modifying practices and procedures to conform with legal requirements.
All members of the General Counsel’s systemwide leadership team are responsible and accountable for the stewardship of resources, including expenses associated with outside counsel, and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets and institutional knowledge. They are also responsible for developing and reporting on key performance indicators and other metrics related to their practice group.
As a strategic thinker, approachable advisor, and strong relationship builder, the Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs, Privacy & Data Protection thrives in a challenging fast paced environment and is clearly aligned with the University’s and UC Legal’s values including a commitment to promoting diversity and maintaining a workplace that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside of the team.
It is expected that this successful candidate will possess very strong leadership skills, including diplomacy, strategic thinking, exceptional client service, effective communication, sound judgment, integrity, and collaborative spirit, and have demonstrated experience to earn “a seat at the table”. The relationship with the General Counsel, Executive Vice President of UC Health, the hospital Chief Executive officers, and team is critical to the success of this position.
Travel Requirement: 10% occasional business travel.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are key components of The University of California’s commitment to excellence. Thus, teaching, research, professional, and public service contributions that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged and given due recognition in the evaluation of each candidate’s qualifications. The University of California’s Diversity Statements can be found at:
Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and the ability to apply or nominate will continue until the position has been filled. The complete position profile and application information can be found at: https://caldwell.thriveapp.ly/job/1117. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the University’s self-identification forms (found at: https://caldwellpartners.wufoo.com/forms/s1mekzac0iygcun/ ).
The University has retained Caldwell Partners, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Please email confidential inquiries, nominations, or referrals to: UCOPDGCHA@caldwell.com.
The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $400,000 to $455,000, commensurate with experience.
Successful completion of a background check (Background check process at UCOP) is required for this critical position.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job is 2/16/24. 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.
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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