University of Illinois
Assistant or Associate University Counsel
The University of Illinois is seeking an attorney to join their legal team. The Assistant University Counsel or Associate University Counsel position will be located at the University Counsel’s Chicago campus office to provide legal advice primarily in healthcare law and regulatory compliance, serving as an attorney for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, which includes health sciences colleges and faculty service plans, and the medical center, including the hospital and clinics. Responsibilities include:
1. Provides advice to the system-wide healthcare enterprise on federal and state regulatory compliance matters, e.g., HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, Medicare/Medicaid, State Practice/Licensure Acts, CON, healthcare regulatory reform, ACO’s, faculty practice plans, and FQHC’s.
2. Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of healthcare-related contracts and leases, and transaction documents, such as technology contracts, physician practice acquisition agreements, and other agreements for the health sciences colleges and medical center.
3. Provides legal advice to medical center and health sciences college committees.
4. Advises and assists in the development, review and revision of medical center, faculty service plans and health sciences colleges’ policies and procedures, bylaws, and other operational documents.
5. Provides advice on patient care issues.
6. Provides information and education, including presentations to administrators and others, regarding healthcare legal and regulatory matters; promotes “preventive” legal practices.
7. Advises undergraduate medical student rotation programs and post-graduate health sciences residency and fellowship programs.
8. Supervises medical malpractice cases handled by outside counsel.
9. Handles subpoenas related to the healthcare enterprise and provides advice to the medical records department as well as physicians, nurses and others who have been subpoenaed.
10. Provides legal advice as requested by the Vice President for Health Affairs for system-wide health care law and regulatory compliance issues. Provides legal advice to other University units in the area of healthcare law and regulatory compliance.
11. Provides legal advice and performs other professional functions associated with the provision of legal advice and services, as directed, within the purview of the Office of University Counsel.
Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school and a license to practice law in the state of Illinois. The Assistant University Counsel position requires five years’ experience and the Associate University Counsel position requires ten years' experience practicing health care law, including in the areas generally described above. Other required qualifications include: excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively interact with internal and external departments, agencies, and others; strong interpersonal skills that reflect courtesy, diplomacy, and a collaborative approach to develop and maintain effective work relationships; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent analytical skills to address difficult, complex issues; ability to timely manage multiple demands on a variety of legal issues. Previous demonstrated professional excellence in academic healthcare legal practice is strongly preferred.
The position will be a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by February 27, 2013 at https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/ .
University of Illinois
Employee Relations and Human Resources
809 S. Marshfield Ave M/C 078
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-5130
Fax: (312) 996-6005
The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. University Administration welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.