Description:

In-house position for an experienced attorney with a minimum of three to eight years' experience in handling risk management, medical malpractice and civil litigation matters. Reporting to the system Vice President overseeing claims for An In-House Firm. The Director-Assistant General Counsel (Dir-AGC) will represent An In-House Firm system in legal proceedings and administrative actions and/or supervise outside counsel in such proceedings. The position will be based in the Administrative Office Building in Dallas, TX.

The Dir-AGC is expected to provide a proactive and collaborative approach to the legal and risk management issues associated with a dynamic and growing healthcare system. The Dir-AGC will handle pre-litigation claim matters and other risk management issues. It is important for the Dir-AGC to be a credible and effective leader who exhibits high integrity, a willingness to listen respectably, and to work collaboratively in our culture.

Minimum Requirements / Work Experience
  • Minimum of 3-8-years' experience handling risk management, medical malpractice and civil litigation matters.
  • Exercises excellent independent judgment as legal counsel and advisor.
  • Capable of assessing liability, damages and developing defenses to allegations for successful resolution of claims; Responsible for researching, briefing, legal issues; appearing in administrative agency matters; consulting with clients and opposing counsel; coordinating case handling internally and with respective claims' staff; consults with clients and opposing counsel; negotiates settlements; and completes necessary system documentation in a timely, comprehensive and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively analyze and balance legal, ethical and practical issues with a propensity for developing practical but legally appropriate solutions to issues and challenges.
  • Courageous and confident but humble; Composed, open to criticism without personalizing; receptive to ideas.
  • A skilled listener and communicator at multiple levels, both orally and written, with individuals and groups; Ability to handle strong personalities and diverse opinions with ease and professionalism.
  • Displays mastery of complex issues, strategic perspective and savvy with demonstrated understanding and problem-solving abilities.
  • Possesses strong writing, research, communication and leadership skills.
  • Exhibits strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skills with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a team environment; Encourages dialogue within legal/risk management team, An In-House Firm staff, other attorneys and related parties. Provides strong attention to detail coupled with the ability to make decisions in a timely manner.
  • Strong work ethic, drive with initiative and the ability to manage multiple case assignments at once in a fast-paced, performance-driven culture.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office, Westlaw, and the Internet

Education / Licensure / Certification
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school
  • Licensed member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas

Qualifications:
  • Education - Doctorate
  • Major - Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Experience - 3-8 years experience required

Certification/License/Registration -
Licensed State Bar Of Texas (LSBT)