Who we are:
JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported healthcare system in North Texas. Licensed for 582 beds, the network features over 25 locations across Tarrant County, with John Peter Smith Hospital a Level I Trauma Center, Tarrant County's only psychiatric emergency center, and the largest hospital-based family medical residency program in the nation. The health network employs more than 7,200 people.

Acclaim Multispecialty Group is the medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving JPS Health Network. Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim Multispecialty Group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

Why JPS?
We're more than a hospital. We're 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet. Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve. As community stewards, we abide by three Rules of the Road:
  • Own it. Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence.
  • Seek joy. Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity.
  • Don't be a jerk. Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect. Smiling, laughter, compassion - key components of our everyday experience at JPS.

When working here, you're surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication. We look forward to meeting you!

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Job Summary: The Staff Attorney has responsibility for providing legal advice on a wide variety of matters related to the health system and its related organizations. Key responsibilities include, without limitation, legal research; drafting memoranda and other documents; creation, review and analysis of contractual arrangements for the health system, including the competitive solicitation process.

Essential Job Functions & Accountabilities:
Negotiates, drafts, and reviews a full range of contracts, including agreements for clinical and administrative services, managed care and commercial payor agreements, complex commercial transactions and strategic business arrangements, license agreements, purchasing agreements, employment agreements, clinical trial agreements, asset purchase agreements, real estate leases, capital leases, business associate agreements, professional consulting services agreements, agreements for IT products and services, design and construction services agreements, marketing-related agreements and arrangements, and other documents related to the provision of clinical care and operation of a multi-facility health network.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts memoranda and other documents on a variety of legal issues impacting a health care system in a timely manner.Structures and reviews health system contractual and operational arrangements to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
  • Assures consistency of contract terms with company philosophies, policies, and goals.
  • Provides education and support on legal and regulatory matters, as directed by the Deputy General Counsel.
  • Coordinates with outside counsel, as directed by the Deputy General Counsel, to address issues requiring specialized legal input.
  • Gathers evidence and information for management decision-making.
  • Responds to regulatory audits, governmental inquires, regulatory requests for information, subpoenas, court orders, and responses to Freedom of Information Law requests.
  • Reviews and advises on responses to Texas Open Records Act or Freedom of Information Act requests, including drafting briefs to the Office of Attorney General, as applicable.
  • Remains up-to-date on legal developments and legislation that may affect the healthcare system.
  • Job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and may be subject to change with or without notice. Staff are expected to perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to complete all job duties and functions of the role with or without assistive/adaptive devices, and/or reasonable accommodations.
  • Work environments may differ based on job functions and location. Work is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.

Required Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • 3-5 years of experience conducting legal research, writing, and analysis.
  • 3-5 years of experience in negotiating, reviewing, and drafting contracts.
  • Member of Texas State Bar or member in good standing of the State Bar of another state or District of Columbia.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience as an in-house counsel in a complex healthcare environment.
  • Previous experience in a law firm specializing in healthcare and/or transactional law.

Location Address:
  • 1400 S. Main Street
  • Fort Worth, Texas, 76104
  • United States