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Vice President, Clinical Operations Counsel


CHRISTUS System Office




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CHRISTUS Health-68600


919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038


Full Time

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The Vice President, Clinical Operations Counsel advises hospital and System management and clinical staff on legal matters arising in connection with the delivery of healthcare services and the operations of hospitals and other healthcare providers. Areas of required expertise include: compliance with hospital, ambulatory and other healthcare facility accrediting and licensure requirements; Medicare conditions of participation; patient rights; HIPAA privacy and security standards; disclosures to law enforcement and other state and federal agencies; medical staff issues (including peer review); billing and coding requirements for hospitals and other facilities; evaluating and assisting in the development of plans of correction compliance issues relating to clinical operations; and management of organizational responses to governmental or payor investigations relating to hospital and other healthcare provider operations. This executive serves as a resource for leaders, staff and medical staff leaders on legal issues relating to healthcare and medical staff operations.

The Vice President, Clinical Operations Counsel works collaboratively with clinical leaders and staff across the System, and with CHRISTUS Regional General Counsel and other CHRISTUS attorneys and leaders. This position requires the ability to work directly with regional healthcare facility and System management and boards of directors, as well as the ability to recognize systemic and other significant matters to be addressed with the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. This position requires the ability to effectively manage and coordinate with attorneys, outside counsel and paralegals to achieve positive results, while functioning at a law firm partner level.


Reports to: Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Direct Reports: None

Collaborative and Cooperative Contacts:
  • Hospital, ambulatory and other healthcare facility leaders and staff
  • System and Regional clinical quality and safety leaders and staff
  • Medical staff office directors
  • Medical Executive Committee (MEC) leaders
  • Compliance officers
  • Other Legal department attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff


  • Juris Doctor Degree.
  • RN or other clinical credentials a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of all healthcare and related laws and regulations.


  • At least 10 years of legal experience in providing healthcare regulatory and compliance advice and counsel in connection with clinical practice and healthcare provider operations, particularly in hospital settings.


  • Superb writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
  • License to practice law in at least one state
  • Ability to become licensed as an attorney in Texas (through waiver or otherwise) within 12 months after start date.
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