Assistant General Counsel

 
Position: Assistant General Counsel

Job ID: 147331

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Legal Department

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Assistant General Counsel — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll support the Director of the Legal Department in providing legal counsel and guidance to the organization. This person will be responsible for major legal functions of the organization and will interact with state and federal agencies when appropriate. Additionally, you will assist in the management of the internal operations of the Legal Department.  Experience in managing vendor contracts a must!

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Support functions involved in revenue cycle or claims management and provide counsel when needed
  • Provides legal counsel to management, executives, and staff of the organization
  • Responds to requests/inquiries from local, state and federal governmental agencies
  • Performs preparation, review and revision of contractual agreements and policies
  • Actively participates in hospital and Medical Staff committee meetings, subcommittees, ad-hoc meetings
  • Communicates effectively with executives and management regarding legal implications of business strategies, policies, procedures, and activities
  • Supervises, manages, and directs the work of paralegal and provides consistent feedback
  • Reviews legal invoices and assists the Director of the Legal Department with departmental budgetary activities


Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor Degree (JD)
  • Law License from the state of Texas
  • 4 years of experience in advising large corporations (preferably tax-exempt) either at a law firm or in-house
  • Experience managing a team of contract administrators is preferred


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