Assistant Director/Assistant General Counsel

 
Position: Assistant Director/Assistant General Counsel

Job ID: 163703

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TCHP LEGAL

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.   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. At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization. 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.

Summary:

We are searching for an Assistant Director of General Counsel. The person in this position will support Senior Counsel in the Texas Children's Health Plan (TCHP) Legal Operations in providing legal counsel and guidance to TCHP. This position will also be responsible for major legal functions of Texas Children's, interact with state and federal agencies as appropriate and handle other matters as assigned by Senior Counsel.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provides legal counsel to workforce, management, and executives. Manages litigation matters as appropriate
  • Responds to requests/inquiries from local, state and federal governmental agencies
  • Performs preparation, review and revision of contractual agreements, policies and procedures and other document production for TCHP
  • Actively participates in TCHP committee meetings, subcommittees, ad-hoc meetings
  • Communicates effectively with Texas Children’s executives and management regarding legal implications of business strategies, policies, procedures, and activities of TCHP operations
  • Participates in departmental and executive team activities as assigned. Reviews legal invoices and assists Senior Counsel with departmental budgetary activities
  • May serve on call duties on holidays and weekends as necessary
  • Extensive knowledge of healthcare regulations, preferably in managed care


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Juris Doctor Degree (JD) required
  • License to practice law in the State of Texas is required. If candidate does not have a Texas law license, must have and maintain a license to practice law in another state and get licensed in the State of Texas within 18 months of hire
  • 4 year's experience in advising large corporations (preferably  tax-exempt) either at a law firm or in-house


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