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Counsel - Healthcare Operations/Mergers & Acquisitions


Universal Health Services, Inc.


King of Prussia, United States

United States

Healthcare & Medical




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time


(This role has a hybrid schedule with 3 days in office and 2 days flex-remote)

Join a dynamic organization driven by our passion for healthcare. UHS is seeking talented individuals who are eager to contribute their expertise and pursue rewarding careers. As a leader in acute care and behavioral health, UHS provides high-quality care to over 3 million patients annually, across our national network of facilities.

The UHS Corporate Legal Department is hiring a Counsel - Healthcare Operations to serve in-house counsel and review and provide guidance with respect to a wide range of physician contracts for UHS' Behavioral Health Division entities, including Stark/AKS analysis, FMV review, dispute resolution, and contract enforcement. Additionally, this role serves as deal counsel for corporate development transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, partnerships, and other transactions with third parties.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide legal advice on regulatory issues such as EMTALA, HIPAA, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, Stark and Anti-kickback issues in all aspects of health system operations. Reviews clinical trial agreements and provides legal advice for clinical trials at all UHS facilities
  • Research and provide legal advice concerning health care operations, including contracting, statutory application, government regulation, compliance, and other issues

  • Reviews and/or drafts physician contracts and related documents

  • Provide advice and counsel to company officers and executives in connection with facility operations, fraud and abuse matters, and/or litigation matters

  • Retain, manage, and assist outside counsel for legal matters as directed by Senior Counsel or Associate General Counsel

  • Review and drafts agreements, negotiates, and counsels with respect to third party transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, partnerships, and other transactions with third parties

  • Provide advice and counsel to Risk Management, Managed Care and Information Systems functions of the company

  • Qualifications

    Law degree with 3 - 5 years' experience in health care provider operations.

  • Experience advising healthcare entities on a variety of transactional, operational, and regulatory matters
  • Ability to negotiate contract terms to accomplish business objectives and manage complex matters
  • Experience analyzing contract proposals for Stark/AKS and regulatory compliance
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills, strong time management skills, and collaborative work style
  • Ability to manage and respond to multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and present clear recommendations assuring legal compliance for all levels of executive staff and facilities
  • Must have experience as an attorney and be admitted into the state bar
  • This opportunity provides a rewarding career, challenging and rewarding work environment as well as growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries, including competitive compensation, excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan, and 401k with company match.

    One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.6 billion in 2020. In 2021, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2020, ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and listed #330 in Forbes ranking of U.S.' Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 89,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 334 behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

    EEO Statement

    All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


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