Jobs at TACHC

Staff Attorney

  • A cover letter, of not more than two (2) pages, detailing where your interest in this position comes from and how your particular experience is relevant to the position as described;
  •  Résumé;
  • A legal writing sample; and,
  • A non-legal writing sample.


Job Summary

The Staff Attorney assists the Director of Legal Research and Affairs to provide in house counsel as well as advice to TACHC member health centers; to negotiate, draft and/or review TACHC’s legal documents as well as uniform contracts, policies and other templates for TACHC’s member health centers; to design and implement trainings for TACHC staff and member health centers; and to conduct health policy research, analysis and drafting of related briefs and legislative proposals on behalf of TACHC and the community health centers the association serves.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Member services
    ° Assists in drafting and updating template legal documents for Centers, including uniform contracts, sample policies and procedures, and position statements, especially through the TACHC OC³ CPI Manual.
    ° Designs and implements information and training sessions for various health center or health center related audiences regarding compliance with federal and state law and policy
    ° Fields a wide variety of legal questions from Centers to enable compliant and efficient health center operations in areas including governance matters, nonprofit law, basic finance and billing questions, fraud and abuse prevention, grant requirements, hospital and other affiliations, managed care contracting, informed consent issues, quality assurance, peer review, Federal Torts Claims Act and malpractice matters, risk management, Medicaid and other government program requirements, patients’ rights, pharmacy, privacy and security matters, health information exchange matters, vendor contracts, employment law, periodically providing more in depth representation for matters of significance to the Association members.

• Internal operations
    ° Prepares materials for the Compliance and Audit, Membership and Nominations, and Bylaws Committees of the TACHC Board of Directors.
    ° Reviews TACHC and affiliate policies, procedures, organizational documents, contracts and other association legal documents for compliance with the law, accessibility to stakeholders, and efficiency of construction as assigned by the DOL. 
    ° Supports special projects for the Association such as the integrated TACHC Data Team, the logging and analysis of technical assistance, and planning and execution for TACHC’s Annual Conference.

• Policy and Advocacy
    ° Conducts research and policy analysis on a wide variety of topics relevant to health centers.
    ° Drafts memoranda regarding TACHC’s positions on legal and policy matters.
    ° Drafts legislation for TACHC’s legislative proposals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Required

• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Excellent research and analysis skills
• Knowledge of state and federal health care law and policy


Preferred
 • At least four years of experience in the practice of law in Texas
 • Knowledge of nonprofit and health law and policy
 • Spanish language skills

Credentials and Experience

Required
 • Law degree
 • Active license to practice law in Texas

Preferred
 • Legal experience
 • Legislative experience
 • Training and outreach experience
 • Nonprofit experience
 • Health center experience
 

Special Requirements

Position requires the ability to follow constantly changing health care, nonprofit and health center laws; gather, condense, analyze and communicate a great deal of sometimes conflicting information to TACHC, health centers and policymakers; address differing levels of knowledge among participants in training sessions and recipients of legal advice; respond to legal questions and requests from TACHC’s various departments as well as TACHC’s members simultaneously and often in a short timeframe; assist TACHC staff in preparation of large trainings and conferences; and address other tasks as assigned by the Director of Legal Affairs.

Position may require some travel and sitting for extended periods of time. Circumstances may require standing, walking, stretching, reaching, pushing, lifting objects weighing 10-30 pounds, bending, and/or stooping.