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JPS Health Network
Fort Worth, TX, United States
30 days ago
JPS Health Network
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, TX-Fort Worth
30 days ago


The Assistant General Counsel – Acclaim (AGC) will serve as a dedicated attorney providing advice, consultation, and legal representation on all matters involving or affecting Acclaim Physician Group, assuming responsibility for strategic contracting, transactional, corporate governance, and regulatory issues. This role will (1) evaluate the need for legal services, (2) advise and consult on all legal matters affecting Acclaim, and (3) analyze the need for, and consult with, other attorneys and/or law firms on specific matters or areas of representation for Acclaim. The Assistant General Counsel will maintain a view toward reducing expenditures on legal services while mitigating risk and improving operational and clinical performance.

Typical Duties:

  • The Acclaim AGC will report to the Chief Legal Counsel of JPS and support the overall legal direction for Acclaim in a manner consistent with the overall legal direction for JPS.
  • The successful candidate will be a strategic advisor and work closely with the Administration, Board of Managers, and Executive Committee in order to minimize risk and liability to the JPS Health Network.
  • Provides legal advice, guidance, and counsel for activities, including all aspects of the legal process; places emphasis on enhancing and improving all legal processes within budget parameters, and other internal requirements, and facilitates the process of obtaining the approval of the Acclaim Executive Committee and Board of Managers with respect to applicable agreements, and works with the contract management team to organize and maintain contract records in an effective, systematic manner.
  • Negotiates and documents a wide variety of contracts, change orders, and other agreements and arrangements pertaining to Acclaim’s operations, including but not limited to, purchase agreements, service level agreements, real estate-related agreements, and other contracts in a manner that obtains terms and conditions that are favorable for the organization.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues at all levels to develop an understanding of each functional role in Acclaim’s operations, identify their needs and objectives, and provide education to them on the legal aspects affecting their responsibilities.
  • Coordinates with executives in other departments, within Acclaim and within Tarrant County Hospital District (JPS); including finance, compliance, and risk, to ensure compliance, cooperation, and collaboration within Acclaim and JPS.
  • Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact physicians and physician groups. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of Law by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and maintaining Texas State Bar licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices. Engaging in education and effective communication regarding legal issues and developments.
  • Identifies and analyzes the process design and workflows of applicable job functions.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with management, vendors, other hospitals, counsel, employees, government representatives, and other medical, legal, facilities, and/or supply chain professionals to ensure optimal communication and cooperation.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Law.
  • 10 plus years of practice experience in health care; preferably in both law firm and in-house counsel settings, with experience in a public academic medical center setting.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • 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 the receipt of a Texas State Bar Association license within 12 months of hire date.
  • Good standing with the Texas Bar Association or an equivalent state bar association.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 10 plus years of Health Care industry experience.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64579465
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas, United States, TX-Fort Worth
  • Position Title: Assistant General Counsel - Acclaim Physician Group
  • Company Name For Job: JPS Health Network
  • Job Function: Assistant General Counsel
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Juris Doctorate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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