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UC San Diego Health - Senior Transactions Counsel

San Diego, CA

Job Description

UC San Diego Health, based in La Jolla, California, is seeking candidates for the newly created role of Senior Transactions Counsel to join its growing in-house legal department.

Reporting to the Chief Counsel of UC San Diego Health, the Senior Transactions Counsel is responsible for providing a broad range of healthcare legal services with a strong emphasis on healthcare transactions, healthcare reform, network expansion, and related matters to UCSD Health leadership including the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and the Chief Executive Officer of UCSD Health System. S/he will also collaborate on campus initiatives with other campus attorneys and on system-wide initiatives with other lawyers in the Office of the President and at other UC Health campuses.

UC San Diego Health is the region's only academic medical center with a tripartite mission of clinical, research and teaching excellence. UC San Diego Health offers unparalleled subspecialty expertise and innovation to patients whose medical issues are beyond the scope of traditional community hospitals. UC San Diego Health is one of five academic medical centers within the 10-campus University of California system. Collectively known as UC Health, these medical centers comprise the fourth largest health care delivery system in California and train nearly 50 percent of the state’s medical students and medical residents. UC San Diego Health currently maintains a two-campus strategy, integrating research, teaching and clinical care at locations in Hillcrest and La Jolla. Each medical complex supports acute in-patient care and a spectrum of outpatient primary and specialty medical and surgical services, including ambulatory and emergency patient care. UC San Diego Health’s three hospitals operate under one license with a current combined capacity of 808 beds: UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest (390 beds), Jacobs Medical Center (364 beds) and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (54 beds). 

The Senior Transactions Counsel is a highly strategic and proactive legal counsel that is well versed in the business dynamics and regulatory environment of the healthcare industry. This individual is innovative and entrepreneurial and someone who creates solutions that facilitate UC San Diego Health’s strategy to assure the success and growth of the organization. Working with UCSD Health System’s senior executive leadership team, this person will constantly be thinking of better ways to operate and how to structure these growth opportunities. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a high performing in-house legal team and work in a positive, open and responsive team environment.
The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials, a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law, membership in the State Bar of California is required (out of state candidates will be expected to become full California bar members within one year of employment) and an outstanding record of achievement with at least eight (8) years of healthcare law experience gained in-house or through working closely with complex healthcare clients. Specific experience working in an academic medical center or integrated healthcare delivery system is preferred.

Resumes, inquiries, or nominations should be sent by e-mail to the executive search consultants supporting UC San Diego in this search, Werner Boel and Bonnie Panlasigui, at



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