Assistant General Counsel

  • Virtua Health
  • Marlton, Evesham, NJ, USA
  • Sep 08, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

The Virtua Health Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking candidates for the role of Assistant General Counsel to join its growing in-house legal department. This position will be supporting the organization virtually, working out of a home office environment in or near a community served by Virtua and attending meetings at Virtua sites as required.

Virtua Health’s corporate office is located in Marlton, NJ, 30 minutes from Philadelphia, less than two hours from NYC or Baltimore and is in close proximity to a number of art/culture venues, recreation destinations and excellent educational institutions. Virtua Health is one of New Jersey’s largest healthcare systems and is committed to helping the people of South Jersey be well, get well, and stay well by providing the complete spectrum of advanced, accessible, and trusted health care services. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, 30 ambulatory surgery centers, 7 urgent care centers, and more than 400 other care locations, Virtua brings health services directly into communities through home health, rehabilitation, and its paramedic program. Virtua also has important strategic affiliations, such as with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics. Virtua Health is an academic medical system affiliated with Rowan University, leading research, innovation, and immersive education at the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Virtua has received many awards for quality, safety, and its outstanding work environment.

Reporting to the SVP and Chief Legal Officer, the Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to support internal clients and serve as lead attorney in certain substantive legal areas, as assigned, including but not limited to healthcare regulatory, healthcare transactions (including overseeing due diligence, participation in negotiations, preparing and reviewing transaction documents), employment law matters, litigation and other areas as assigned. In addition, the Assistant General Counsel will have certain service line support duties serving as a strategic legal partner to clinical and operational leaders.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a high performing in-house legal team and work in a positive, open, and responsive team environment. It is important that the Assistant General Counsel is viewed as a leader who is credible, visible, and accessible; someone who exhibits high integrity, a willingness to listen effectively and work collaboratively.

The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials, a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law, membership in the State Bar of New Jersey, or eligibility for admission based on reciprocity or in-house counsel is required, and an outstanding record of achievement with at seven years of relevant experience as an attorney supporting hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers (five years of which were with a law firm and/or government agency). More information can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

Inquiries and nominations are invited. This search will be conducted with respect to the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. The search process is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties can apply directly through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal: https://apptrkr.com/3429233 or by sending resumes, nominations, and inquiries to Werner Boel and John Fazekas via email: jfazekas@wittkieffer.com or by phone at (781) 564-2633.
 
Virtua Health Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Virtua Health Inc. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.