The Chief Legal Officer (CLO) is responsible for all legal affairs across UCHealth and serves as the primary legal advisor to the CEO, the organization's senior management team, the Board of Directors and the system. As a member of the senior executive leadership team, the CLO will lead and manage the legal function and has primary responsibility to provide appropriate, effective and timely legal advice. In addition, the CLO manages the spectrum of legal services provided to all UCHealth operating divisions and units through UCHealth's in-house legal department and outside counsel.
The responsibilities for this position include the provision of advice to the Board of Directors, senior management and other executives within UCHealth; development of organizational legal strategies with respect to anticipated nation-wide changes in health care delivery and regulatory changes; the drafting, revision and final review of corporate governing documents, contracts and other binding obligations of UCHealth; leading, evaluating and developing the in-house legal department; selecting, managing and coordinating with outside legal counsel. This position also directs the VP of Regulatory Compliance and the VP of Government Affairs.
Reporting to the President & CEO of UCHealth, CLO must be a hands-on, strategic legal executive and counselor. The CLO will work closely with the legal department and direct reports to strengthen UCHealth's legal function and drive strategic initiatives during a time of transformation and growth.
Reports to: President & CEO
Direct Reports: the senior in-house attorney from each of the three UCHealth regions, the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and the Vice President of Government and Corporation Relations
The culture at UCHealth is results driven, and each member has high expectations for themselves as well as those with whom they partner and lead. This individual will be joining a high performing, fast-paced executive team and, as such, we have outlined characteristics that describe the ideal candidate for the Chief Legal Officer role:
Candidates will be comfortable working in a fast-paced academic organization. They will exude honesty, respect, trust, integrity and high ethical standards and serve in a supportive, open and direct manner.
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
A J.D. from an accredited law school.
At least 15 years of relevant professional legal experience in the practice of health law. Preference may be given to qualified candidates with previous in-house experience in comparable academic healthcare systems.
Licensed to practice law in the state of Colorado.
Procedure for Candidacy
The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications including a cover letter and résumé should be submitted to:
Project Manager, Talent Acquisition 2400 S. Peoria Street Aurora, CO 80014
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UCHealth, a 501(c)(3) health system, was formed in 2012 to increase access to innovative and advanced patient care, realize supply chain and IT efficiencies, and to better serve patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region by combining academic-based and community-focused medicine. The clinics and hospitals within UCHealth can offer the most advanced treatments to improve the lives of patients and their families in Colorado and beyond.
Among our facilities:
· Broomfield Hospital
· Grandview Hospital in Colorado Springs
· Greeley Hospital, opening 2019
· Highlands Ranch Hospital, opening 2019
· Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont
· Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland
· Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs
· Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs
· Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, joining spring 2018
· Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins
· UCHealth Medical Group
· UCHealth Community Services Division
· University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora
· Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs
· Affiliated Hospitals:
o Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyoming
o Sidney Regional Medical Center, Sidney, Nebraska
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Wyoming (management services agreement in process)
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