Reporting to the Chief Campus Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel - Health Affairs & Technology Law, and serving on the executive team for UCSF Health, the Chief Counsel, UCSF Health Chief Health Counsel leads the legal function for the health system, and student health and counseling center at the UCSF campus. The Chief Health Counsel also serves as a member of the UC Legal Health Law Section and UCSF Health executive leadership teams and the primary legal advisor to the UCSF Health Offices of the Vice Chancellor - Health Sciences, the Chief Executive Officer of the Health System.
Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer of UCSF Health, the UCSF Chief Campus Counsel, or the UC Deputy General Counsel for Health Affairs and Technology Law. Job requires dedication and hard work. Long hours in highly stressful, high-stakes settings are a norm, not an exception. Occasional out-of-area travel may be required or requested, typically to Southern California but occasionally to other parts of the country. The Chief Counsel, UCSF Health must model ethics and integrity in all of their dealings. Compliance with the University of California Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct, state law, local codes, and the California Rules of Professional Conduct is a baseline expectation and requirement. This includes support, collaboration, and coordination with UCSF's and UCSF Health's compliance, risk management, and quality programs as described in the Position Description, and as requested by the CEO of UCSF Health. Commitment to continuous learning and ongoing Lean process improvement is required.
Direct management responsibilities require a demonstrated inspiring and collaborative management style and leadership skills, including professionalism, continuous engagement, compassion, humility, accountability, the ability and willingness to delegate effectively, and a dedication to the inclusion, development, empowerment, and advancement of individual and diverse contributors on the team. Commitment to leverage the health law team by increasing responsibilities, independence, and visibility with leadership. The Chief Counsel, UCSF Health may be assigned to supervise other functions with concurrence of their immediate supervisors, the UCSF Health Chief Executive Officer, UCSF Chief Campus Counsel, and the University's General Counsel and Vice President Legal Affairs.
Develop and manage the local legal affairs budget for the UCSF Health enterprise. Manage outside counsel expenditures in certain cases, and assist managing outside counsel expenditures in other cases. Leverage internal and external legal resources to maximize benefits for the clients. Supervise pursuit of affirmative recoveries where appropriate and insure positive ROI for clients in such cases
Provide legal and strategic advice and regulatory counseling to the UCSF Health executive team and local governing body, including proactive advice and guidance across a wide range of legal and regulatory subject matter areas. Lead and coordinate the provision of legal services to UCSF Health by both in-house and extenal counsel. This position will also be a member of the UCSF Health executive team and a thought leader in their field, responsible for participating in the formulation of UCSF Health strategy and policy, aligning UCSF Health business strategies with legal requirements, and identifying innovative solutions to complex problems. The successful candidate will be charged with managing across organizational lines to transition a dispersed set of independent assurance and advocacy functions to effectively reduce enterprise legal risk. The incumbent will understand and anticipate current and future industry trends, systemwide, and UCSF Health challenges and opportunities, and will educate and drive prioritization of key issues in coordination with peers and stakeholders. They will also serve as secretary and principal advisor to UCSF Health's leadership on questions of internal governance and related strategy.
Engage with other responsible units across the UCSF Health enterprise to provide guidance and ensure a coordinated, comprehensive, and expansive, approach to legal and regulatory risk mitigation . Lead and advise as requested by UCSF Health CEO, major improvement and remediation initiatives in identified areas of major enterprise risk. Designated as the responsible executive officer to regularly convene and advise UCSF Health leaders in the areas of compliance, risk management, audit, and regulatory departments to ensure an integrated and effective interdisciplinary program to best serve the enterprise.
Oversee delivery of all legal services to UCSF Health, in collaboration with other campus and UC Legal attorneys as appropriate. Retain and oversee the work of outside counsel consistent with UC Legal delegations. Manage all outside counsel retentions to maximize the benefit of purchased legal services and leverage UC resources. Support, directly, or through staff, systemwide and regional UC Health initiatives requiring health law expertise. Participate in UC Legal systemwide strategic, administrative and educational initiatives as requested . Serve in an ex officio capacity as a non-voting legal advisor to various administrative committees as assigned or otherwise deemed appropriate; attend all meetings of the UCSF Health Executive Team and other committees or working groups as designated by the CEO UCSF Health and the Chief Campus Counsel. Provide regular reports to the Chief Campus Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel - Health Affairs & Technology Law. Maintain a substantial physical presence on campus as deemed necessary to supervise legal functions and participate in administrative activities as identified above.
The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.