Job Description:
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, drafting updates and summaries on regulatory matters and other legal projects or assistance as assigned.

Essential Job Functions & Accountabilities:
  • Supports Senior Counsel, Employment and Labor in gathering information and conducting research related to labor and employment matters for the District.
  • Negotiates, drafts, and reviews a full range of contracts, and supports the Contract Management function as requested.
  • 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 legal advice with JPS philosophies, policies, and goals.
  • Provides education and support on legal and regulatory matters, as directed by Counsel.
  • Coordinates with outside counsel, as directed, 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 Public 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.

Required Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • 3-5 years of experience conducting legal research, writing, and analysis.
  • Member of Texas State Bar or member in good standing of the State Bar of another state or District of Columbia.
  • Current Texas State Bar Association license or must pursue “Admission without Examination” as outlined based on reciprocity by the most recent standards established by the Texas State Bar Association resulting in receipt of a Texas State Bar Association license within 12 months of hire date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience as an in-house counsel in a complex healthcare environment.
  • Previous experience in a law firm specializing in healthcare.
  • Previous experience with employment laws