Staff Attorney - Pharmacy

 
Position: Staff Attorney - Pharmacy

Job ID: 151280

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: SPECIALTY PHARMACY

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 14,000+ 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 a Staff Attorney— someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will support a Director, Senior Legal Counsel in providing legal counsel and guidance to the organization and its affiliated entities; interacts with state and federal agencies as appropriate; provides counsel regarding contractual arrangements; works with and serves as a liaison to outside counsel; participates in meetings and serves on committees as appropriate; leads and supports on other matters as assigned by the Director, Senior Legal Counsel. You must have transactional experience in a healthcare organization to be successful in this role.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provides legal counsel and guidance to Texas Children's and its affiliated entities under the direction of Legal counsel
  • Responsible for legal review of pharmacy contractual arrangements and operations, including review of specialty pharmacy operations, the 340B program, and PBM and managed care arrangements
  • Advises leadership and staff in areas of pharmacy contract formation, negotiation of contract terms, and compliance with contractual obligations; performs legal research, drafts memoranda, reviews policies and procedures, and other legal functions as directed
  • Provides assistance to other attorneys in the Legal Department as assigned
  • Performs other internal operations of the department.


Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor Degree required
  • License to practice law in the state of Texas required
  • 2 years of legal experience required
  • Experience supporting a pharmacy organization preferred
  • Knowledge of applicable areas of law and proven ability to provide practical legal advice that protects the assets and standing of the organization
  • Must be able to communicate effectively outside of the company as well as with all levels of the organization’s leadership and end users
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and in presentation format
  • Must possess effective negotiation and resolution skills
  • Also required is the ability to effectively utilize computer word processing and spreadsheets software
  • Must be able to organize information and resources, effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks


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