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System Director, Clinical & Regulatory Counsel


CHRISTUS System Office




CHRISTUS Corp Irving Offices 919 and 909 Buildings


919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038
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System Director, Clinical & Regulatory Counsel Job in Irving


The System Director, Clinical and Regulatory Counsel provides legal services on matters relating to clinical operations and regulatory compliance for hospitals, ancillary and ambulatory facilities, physicians, physician groups and other providers within a nonprofit healthcare system. This counsel will work with and at the direction of more senior attorneys and autonomously within designated areas. They must be able to interact effectively with all levels of staff and management in connection with matters handled.

This attorney should have experience with (commensurate with years of relevant practice) and interest in continually expanding their understanding of the typical range of regulatory and other legal issues arising in connection with the operation of hospitals, ancillary services such as pharmacy and imaging, ambulatory facilities, physicians and physician groups, medical staffs and healthcare systems, relating to the provision of medical care. This attorney must exercise and maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable healthcare laws and regulations, such as those relating to: HIPAA, Medicare Conditions of Participation, EMTALA, residency and other academic medicine programs, patient care, privacy, clinical research, virtual care, provider credentialing and privileging, peer review, reimbursement, licensure, accreditation and scope of practice. This attorney should be able to provide accurate and timely regulatory analysis and guidance on clinical operations and related regulatory issues, including through direct communications, presentations to personnel at various levels of seniority, and drafting and revising applicable policies.

Based on experience, this position requires the ability to work at the level of a law firm junior to senior-level associate. The attorney should demonstrate initiative, sound judgment and clear thinking, with a strong commitment to continuous learning and client service. This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Legal Services Department and with other CHRISTUS staff to achieve results and provide needed services in a timely, professional manner.

The Associate Counsel reports to and is supervised by a designated Vice President in the Legal department. The Associate Counsel also works under the supervision of other senior attorneys in the Legal Services Department. 


  • Juris Doctor degree.


  • Two to twelve years of legal experience working on clinical and regulatory healthcare matters in a law firm or in-house setting, exclusive of litigation.
  • Experience working in or for a multi-state healthcare system and/or a nonprofit health system is a plus.


  • Solid knowledge of healthcare-related laws and regulations applicable to clinical operations of hospitals, ancillary and ambulatory facilities, medical staffs, physicians, physician groups and other healthcare providers and functions.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to efficiently analyze factual circumstances and apply relevant legal principles within a real-world context.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with internal clients and other attorneys and functional leaders across the System.

Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:

  • License to practice law in Texas, or ability to become licensed within one year of starting work.
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