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Associate General Counsel-PCHP

Date:  May 19, 2022

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Corporate and Professional Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  532021

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.


  • Serves as a dedicated attorney assigned to the Parkland Community Health Plan (PCHP) by providing legal advice about various corporate issues, drafting and negotiating professional services agreements between PCHP and its business partners, and assisting with regulatory compliance and all legal aspects of managed care operations. Provides counsel on general business issues.

1.    Negotiates, drafts, and interprets a wide variety of contracts for managed care providers, behavioral health, vision care and pharmacy benefits, vendors and other agreements in such a manner as to obtain terms and conditions that are favorable for the PCHP organization.
2.    Provides counsel to internal PCHP teams on legal matters impacting their contracts and areas of responsibility.
3.    Coordinates with specialists regarding regulatory, employment, privacy, litigation, security and technology matters.
4.    Drafts standard agreements to update existing or add new product/service offerings.
5.    Works with organization’s privacy and security personnel to ensure that patient information gathered by the organization is collected, stored and used in compliance with privacy policies and applicable laws.
6.    Handles a wide variety of corporate legal matters as they arise.
7.    Assists with contract approval process including submission of required forms and confirmation of approvals.
8.    Assists General Counsel or other Parkland attorneys with other legal matters for Parkland as needed.


Read-Only Responsibilities
Other duties as assigned.

Career Type: Professional

  • Individual contributors focused on executing operational, functional and/or business strategy, with a range of responsibilities in a professional discipline or specialty. The majority of time is spent on the delivery, implementation or design of processes, programs and polices using specialized knowledge and skills normally acquired through advanced education. May lead and/or organize the work of other lower level professionals, or manage processes and programs.


  • Recognized subject matter expert; helps develop new and improved products, processes and systems within the department 
  • Leadership & Talent Management
  • Coaches, reviews and delegates work to lower level professionals
  • Manages moderately complex projects or processes
  • Communication & Influence
  • May require communication with senior leadership
  • Communicates with contacts both within and outside of function on matters that require explanation, interpretation, and/or advising
  • Influences parties within the department regarding concepts, practices and approaches
  • Organizational Impact
  • Works to achieve operational, functional, and/or business targets with significant impact on departmental results
  • Recognized subject matter expert; helps develop new and improved products, processes and systems within the department 
  • Contributes to the development of goals and planning efforts for the department
  • May manage large projects or processes that span outside of the department

Knowledge & Experience

  • Requires mastery of specialty area and working knowledge of industry practices/other areas, typically obtained through advanced education and strong experience
  • Degree
  • Requires theoretical knowledge, often gained through a combination of experience and/or advanced education, typically college / university degree Bachelors

Years of Experience

  • >8

Education Requirements


  • Doctorate/PHD
  • Graduate from an Accredited Law School.

Required Certifications / Licensure
•    Must have a current Texas State Bar Association license; OR, must pursue “Admission without Examination” as outlined based on reciprocity as outlined by the most recent standards established by the Texas State Bar Association resulting in receipt of a Texas State Bar Association license within 9 months of hire date.
•    Must be in good standing with the Texas Bar Association or an equivalent state bar association.


Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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