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WittKieffer is assisting Virtua Health in recruiting candidates to join its growing in-house legal department, with a newly created role of AVP and Assistant General Counsel. This position will be based at the Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ. Virtua is one of New Jersey’s largest and respected healthcare systems, fulfilling its mission to help people “Be Well, Get Well and Stay Well” through population health management. Services are delivered at nearly 90 care locations in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, and Union counties. Reporting to the SVP and General Counsel, the AVP and Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing a broad range of healthcare legal services with a strong emphasis on healthcare regulatory analysis and transactions for Virtua's hospitals, employed physicians network, compliance department, and joint ventures.
Virtua is looking for an innovative executive who creates solutions that facilitate Virtua Health’s strategy to assure the success and growth of the organization. Working with the SVP and General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Virtua's business and clinical leaders, the AVP and Assistant General Counsel will constantly be thinking of better ways to operate and how to structure these growth opportunities. In addition, she/he will serve as a strategic business partner of the organization and proactively provide counsel and training in subject matters related to the system as a whole.
The successful candidate must have an outstanding record of achievement with at least 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). 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. Experience in all or most of the following areas is required for this position:
• State and Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws (i.e., Anti-Kickback, Stark, Civil Monetary Penalty, etc.) • Federal healthcare program reimbursement rules • Hospital-physician relationships • Provider-payor relationships • Healthcare transactions • Privacy/HIPAA
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. Communication concerning this search may be sent via email to Werner Boel or John Fazekas, the WittKieffer team partnering with Virtua Health with this endeavor: VirtuaLourdesAGC@wittkieffer.com.
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.