Assistant County Attorney - Hospital District (Transactions and Healthcare) at Harris County

Harris County


Mid Level

Houston, TX, USA

$84.000 - $120.000

02 Nov → 02 Dec

Job Description

The Harris County Attorney's Office serves as in-house counsel for Harris County Hospital District d/b/a Harris Health System ("Harris Health"). The Assistant County Attorney (Transactions and Healthcare) assigned to the Hospital District provides legal advice and counsel to Harris Health (“Client”) Board of Trustees, departments, staff, and management on a variety of legal matters affecting public health care systems and academic medical centers. This position has direct interaction with key Board of Trustees members, Harris Health executives, administration, personnel, medical staff, Harris County Purchasing Department staff, as well as federal and state governmental agencies.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

Self-starter, with ability to manage assignments from inception to completion
Able to work alone or with others
Accepts and manages new assignments, re-assignments, and provides assistance to other on assignments with willing attitude and no complaint
Accepts supervision and constructive feedback to improve performance
Efficiently and effectively manages and prioritizes numerous projects and assignments
Proactively endeavors to maintain proficiency in key legal areas that impact Client, as well as obtain proficiency in new and developing areas of law to better assist Client

Responds timely to inquiries and requests for assistance
Reports to work on time
Maintains a good attendance record

Effectively and efficiently resolves problems
Identifies matters that require the input and attention of the Managing Attorney, and promptly communicates such matters to the Managing Attorney
Engages in appropriate decision-making aligned with the job mission
Effectively identifies legal issues and endeavors to assist Client in meeting operational objectives and deadlines

Willing to learn and develop new practices, approaches, routines, and duties
Open to change in Office policies and procedures
Open to new ideas to better assist Client and Office
Embraces change with a willing and positive attitude
Utilizes creative problem solving to identify efficient and effective solutions

Provides timely assistance to co-workers
Establishes and maintains collegial, professional working relationships
Assists co-workers with assignments and projects as needed or as requested
Maintains working knowledge and proficiency in applicable state and federal laws and regulations

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.


Juris Doctorate with health law emphasis preferred
Five (5) or more years’ experience in health law preferred

Located in Downtown Houston, the Harris County Attorney’s Office represents Harris County government, Harris Health System, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Toll Road Authority, and the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network in all civil matters, including lawsuits. The office also provides legal advice to county officials and employees.

Typical hours of work:
Monday to Friday
Subject to work after hours
Flexibility with scheduling and hours of work required

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to type, sit, bend, and lift. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Job Responsibilities

  • Represents Harris Health in contractual matters relevant to the health care industry including negotiation of health system contracts
  • Reviews proposed transactions for compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Drafts, reviews, revises, and negotiates complex contractual arrangements
  • Agreements for the procurement or provision of goods or services
  • License agreements
  • Real estate acquisitions, including nonbinding letters of intent and purchase agreements
  • Leases, managed care agreements, outsourcing agreements, professional and consulting agreements, grants, and affiliation agreements
  • Assists Harris Health in assessing and responding to vendor correspondence and/or inquiries regarding disputed contract performance and/or terms
  • Advises Harris Health on legal issues involving clinical, regulatory and operational aspects of health care delivery, including but not limited to:
  • Regulatory and accrediting body compliance; information privacy
  • Patient care issues, such as informed consent and other clinical and operational matters including advance directives, end of life care, EMTALA, and health care providers scope of practice, medical staff bylaws, and credentialing
  • Additional Duties: Serves as legal representative for various Harris Health hospital committees, operational committees and work groups Reviews, revises, and assists in the development of Harris Health institutional policies and departmental procedures Researches, develops, and delivers clear and concise legal advice for a variety of legal matters impacting Harris Health, involving interpretation of federal or state statutes, regulations, and case law Serves as attorney on call to support Harris Health clinical operations, including maintaining on-call availability outside of regular work hours Assists and advises Harris Health on legal issues related to business and corporate law involving Harris Health’s 501a entity and health maintenance organization

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree

  • License to practice law in the State of Texas

  • Intermediate skills in applicable Microsoft Office suite products, including Microsoft Word and Excel; intermediate skills in Adobe Acrobat; intermediate Westlaw research skills

How To Apply

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