HO2103002 Chief Legal Counsel, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Company/Organisation: Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Post Date: 6/3/2021

Job Title: Chief Legal Counsel

Staff Group: Management and other professionals

Reference Number: HO2103002

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Head Office Cluster-Head Office

Description: Office : Legal Services Department, Corporate Services Division, HA Head Office Pay : HK$225,547 to HK$258,068 per month (including Monthly Allowance) [HMPS Point 32 to 36] (See Remarks 3) The Authority The Hospital Authority (“HA”) is a statutory body established under the Hospital Authority Ordinance in 1990. The HA is responsible for managing Hong Kong’s public hospitals services since 1991. The main objectives of the HA are to provide comprehensive, affordable, highly professional and people-centred preventative, curative and rehabilitation healthcare services. For further details about the HA, please visit the website at http://www.ha.org.hk . The Position The Chief Legal Counsel reports directly to the Head of Corporate Services (i.e. member of the first tier of management) in the Hospital Authority (HA). Chief Legal Counsel is the highest rank legal professional within HA and the functional head of the grade accountable for all legal matters in the Authority. The role requires substantial professional legal experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry. The primary purpose of this role is to lead a team of legal professionals in formulating legal strategy and advice as well as managing the HA legal issues and cases. Job 1. Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of legal strategies, systems and framework to ensure HA complies with internal and external legal and regulatory requirements. 2. Develop concepts and draft contractual and other relevant documents for HA’s procurement activities and HA’s services and activities including public-private partnership programmes, advise on compliance with the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement and other implications. 3. Manage and advise on HA-related ordinances including the Hospital Authority Ordinance and their compliance. 4. Manage and advise on litigation, disputes and claims by or against HA. 5. Manage HA’s medical malpractice insurance programme, its renewal, system and cases. Assist in other HA’s insurance programmes. 6. Advise on legal matters related to medical practice and provision of healthcare services including such as privacy, advance directives, court applications, investigation panels. 7. Manage patent clearance with respect to procurement of generic drugs for HA, and handle drug related tenders, disputes and other matters. 8. Manage and advise on legal and insurance issues relating to clinical trials. 9. Advise on intellectual property law and related matters that arise in the operation of HA including copyright, trademarks and information technology. 10. Advise on land matters and manage and advise on construction matters, such as construction contracts and disputes. 11. Advise on employment-related matters. 12. Oversee operation and administration of the Legal Services Department to ensure the quality of legal services in HA. Requirements The post is a senior appointment in the Corporate Services Division of the Hospital Authority. Candidates should have 1. Substantial and at least over 10 years of professional experience after admission as solicitor or barrister in Hong Kong or any commonwealth countries. Solid experience in heading legal department of sizeable and complex corporations will be an added advantage. 2. Strong and extensive experience at senior level in commercial contract / litigation matters. 3. Excellent track record in leading and formulating legal services strategy and directions, advising senior management levels on legal matters, and providing quality legal services. 4. Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese. 5. Knowledge and working experience in the healthcare industry is a plus.

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