Vice President Legal Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Northeast Georgia Health System
Cejka Executive Search for Northeast Georgia Health System
May 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) announces an exceptional opportunity for a proven health care attorney to serve as the health system’s first Vice President and Chief Legal Officer (CLO). As an integral member of the Senior Executive Team, the CLO will assist with developing vision and strategic initiatives, provide support for all corporate transactions, and lend legal expertise to all departments. The CLO will develop and implement a system-wide legal strategy in partnership with outside counsel as appropriate, to address complex legal and regulatory issues.
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of more than 700,000 people in 13 counties across Northeast Georgia. The rapidly expanding system includes 600-inpatient beds at three hospital facilities, a 300+ member employed multispecialty physician group, a mental health and substance abuse treatment center, a satellite cancer treatment center, outpatient imaging centers and multiple urgent care centers. The flagship hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), was rated by CareChex as Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the second consecutive year and #2 in the nation for Overall Hospital Care.
The CLO will provide consultation and assistance to the governing bodies, the President and Chief Executive Officer, medical staff, and to Executive and Departmental leadership, interfacing with and coordinating work performed by outside legal counsel. The CLO will perform work related to legal and regulatory compliance, contractual matters, medical staff matters, risk management and insurance. The CLO will provide high quality, responsive and cost effective representation in support of the strategic goals and objectives of NGHS.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a minimum of seven years of experience in healthcare law including general business and transactional matters, licensing and accreditation requirements, medical staff issues, insurance and state and federal regulatory compliance, physician group practices and senior level health care healthcare responsibilities. Knowledge and experience in litigation, risk management and employment law are highly desirable. Experience in a Lean organization is preferred. A Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school and the ability to obtain state licensure in Georgia are required.
For confidential consideration or to nominate a colleague, please contact:
Joyce Tucker Executive Vice President, Managing Principal firstname.lastname@example.org 800-209-8143 x 64518
Internal Number: S-161804
About Cejka Executive Search for Northeast Georgia Health System
Cejka Executive Search is a top-ranked health care executive search firm in the United States, providing services exclusively to the health care industry and health-related academic organizations for more than 35 years. We partner with organizations to identify and recruit talented C-level executives, physician leaders, key members of senior management and academic medicine faculty.
Our proven success and industry reputation will assure you that our firm is committed to superior results.
Established in 1981 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Cejka Executive Search provides healthcare executive and physician leadership recruitment solutions for organizations throughout the nation.
In 1991, Cejka Executive Search joined parent company, Cross Country Healthcare® (NASDAQ: CCRN) -- a national leader in providing innovative healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services with more than 9,500 active contracts and a broad network of more than 70 branch office locations.
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