Assistant Director Associate Risk Counsel

Position: Assistant Director Associate Risk Counsel

Job ID: 153502

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Risk Management Administrative

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

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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 for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Assistant Director Associate of Risk Counsel – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will support the Director with the oversight of risk financing and insurance claims and will be responsible for major legal functions of our client. You will provide counsel, as appropriate for insurance provisions and contractual agreements entered into by our client; you will also work with and serve as our client’s liaison to outside counsel, as appropriate. Additionally, you will participate in meetings and serve on committees as appropriate.


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Responsibilities :

  • Assists Director by providing legal counsel to management, executives, and medical staff of our client
  • Responds to requests/inquiries from local, state, and federal agencies
  • Assists Director with the management of litigation as it relates to insurance claims
  • Performs review and revision of contractual agreements as it relates to our client’s insurance coverage and risk exposure
  • Actively participates in hospital committee meetings, subcommittees, and ad-hoc meetings as directed
  • Communicates effectively with our client’s executives and management regarding legal implications of business strategies, policies, procedures, and current insurance coverages
  • Supervises, manages, and directs the work of risk financing and claims
  • Participates in departmental activities as assigned
  • Reviews invoices relating to insurance coverages and related legal matters
  • Assists the Director with departmental budget activities
  • May carry a pager and serve as Risk on call
  • Ensures that Joint Commission requirements specific to your department are fulfilled but also understand the linkage between your department’s requirements and those of the integrated delivery system
  • Collaborates with colleagues in other departments to ensure all Joint Commission requirements are met


  • JD required
  • License to practice law in Texas required
  • 2 years’ experience advising large corporations either at a law firm or in-house required
  • Experience providing legal counsel to tax exempt organizations preferred
  • Experience with insurance claims preferred (auto, property, workers' compenstation, cyber, etc)

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