System Director, Associate Counsel
CHRISTUS System Office
919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX 75038
The Associate Counsel provides legal support in a wide range of areas in health care operations and business. The Associate Counsel will generally work with and at the direction of a more senior attorney but may work autonomously on selected matters within designated areas. This attorney must be able to interact effectively with all levels of staff and management in connection with matters handled.
The Associate Counsel should have experience with contracts, transactions, regulatory involving hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers, nonprofit corporate governance, and other legal issues that typically arise in connection with the operation of nonprofit healthcare systems. This attorney must have solid knowledge of health care laws and regulations, including those relating to: Stark, Anti-Kickback and other Fraud and Abuse provisions, HIPAA privacy and security, and tax exemption.
This position requires the ability to work at the level of a law firm junior to mid-level associate. The Associate Counsel should demonstrate initiative, sound judgment and clear thinking, with a strong commitment to continuous learning and client service. This attorney must have the ability to recognize significant legal and operational matters to be addressed in conjunction with senior attorneys or management.
The Associate Counsel reports to and is supervised by the Vice President Deputy General Counsel. The Associate Counsel also works under the supervision of Vice President Regional General Counsel and other senior attorneys in the Legal Services Department. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Legal Services Department and with other CHRISTUS staff to achieve results. It also requires providing services in a consistently timely, professional and courteous manner in a diverse setting.
Organizational Reporting Relationships:
Reports to: Vice President Deputy General Counsel
Direct Reports: None
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