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Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs

University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky seeks an attorney, counselor, and problem solver to serve as Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs. Reporting to the General Counsel, the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to provide legal advice and assistance to the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and the UK HealthCare Division’s senior executive leadership team. This individual will also be responsible for the supervision of all attorneys, paralegals, and support staff within the Health Affairs Group of the Office of Legal Counsel. At times, he or she will work closely with the General Counsel, the Principal Deputy General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel for Faculty, Students, and Research, and the Deputy General Counsel for Finance  & Administration.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic and proactive legal counsel familiar with the ever-changing business dynamics and regulatory environment affecting the healthcare industry. His/Her experience will reflect a strong emphasis on healthcare transactions, healthcare reform, expansion of ambulatory and other clinical care services and networks, and related matters. This individual is entrepreneurial and someone who provides innovative legal solutions to the meet the health care challenges confronting the University. He/She is committed to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, providing sound policy advice when appropriate, and, most importantly, finding a way to achieve the University’s policy and business objectives within the confines of the law.

Requirements are: (1) a minimum of ten years legal experience with at least five in health care law; (2) membership in the Kentucky Bar or eligibility for admission without further examination; (3) outstanding writing ability; and (4) a record of academic accomplishment at both the undergraduate and law school levels.

Preferred Characteristics are (1) experience working in a large hospital system or  an academic medical center; (2) experience representing a public institution; and (3) experience in the expansion of ambulatory and other clinical care services and networks.

Submit cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and writing sample.

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Application deadline is Monday, January 8th 2018

For questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.