Deputy General Counsel for Health Sciences Center 09058
The General Counsel's Office at West Virginia University is accepting applications for the position of Deputy General Counsel for Health Sciences Center. This position, which reports directly to the General Counsel, will represent and advocate the legal interests of West Virginia University, the WVU Board of Governors, the President, and others on legal matters affecting the University by rendering a broad array of legal services as assigned, including, without limitation:
Provide advice and guidance to senior administration, Deans, faculty, and staff within the University Health Science Center.
Provide direct policy-making input and advice on matters of substantial magnitude related to critical University activities, policy questions and operation procedures and, as needed, draft, modify, or review institutional policies, procedures, and practices.
Assist the University with clinical trial negotiation, agreements, administration, and compliance.
Assist the University with federal, state, and industry sponsored contract and research grant solicitation, negotiation, administration, and compliance.
Review, draft, and negotiate contracts on behalf of the University.
Provide advice and counsel on research related activities engaged in by the University including, but not limited to federal, state, or administrative agency research and contract compliance issues, industry clinical research, and conflict of interest.
Provide, under supervision of General Counsel, high quality advice to the Board on legal matters affecting the University.
Provide advice and assist in the negotiation and review of matters pertaining to acquisitions, public-private partnerships, strategic alliances, large-scale contracts and other commercial transactions and relations relating to the University.
Provide advice and counsel on patient care activities engaged in by faculty, staff, and students at the Health Sciences Center in Morgantown, at the Charleston Division, at the Eastern Division, and at affiliated location.
Provide advice and counsel on healthcare compliance, including but not limited to federal, state, or administrative regulatory compliance, HIPPA, and professional credentialing issues.
Manage and oversee outside counsel regarding medical malpractice litigation or other litigation matters.
Provide advice and counsel on employment issues relating to clinician track faculty and residents.
Provide advice and counsel on academic and research integrity issues.
Responsible for the supervision and evaluation of Senior Associate General Counsels and Associate General Counsels from time to time as assigned by the General Counsel, and is expected to act as a guide and mentor for other office attorneys in all aspects of their work.
All other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the General Counsel.
J.D. degree from an accredited law school
Experiential knowledge in two or more of the following areas of legal practice is required: health care law, contract law (especially complex transactions), employment, in-house representation of a public agency or other complex organization, corporate law, compliance with regulations governing federal research or clinical trials, intellectual property, and litigation.
10 years relevant experience preferred in health care law, contract law (especially complex transactions), employment, in-house representation of a public agency or other complex organization, corporate law, compliance with regulations governing federal research or clinical trials, intellectual property, and litigation.
Currently licensed to practice law in West Virginia or become licensed within the first twelve months of employment
Valid driver's license
About WVU At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jun 13, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 142040
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.