Responsible for providing administrative and legal support to the Chief Risk Officer on a wide range of legal and compliance issues related to the operation of a federally qualified healthcare center.
• Assist Chief Risk Officer with researching legal, governance, and compliance matters and monitor relevant legislative or regulatory activity, including performing Westlaw and other database searches; draft related memos and reports.
• Assume and carry out responsibility for timely preparation, drafting, submission and tracking of regulatory filings, legal notices and other transactional documents.
• Under the Chief Risk Officer’s supervision, draft correspondence, pleadings, letters, contracts and other legal documents.
• Timely track, record, and file executed contracts along with the original contract request forms.
• Enter and maintain accurate and current data/documents regarding contracts in the contract management system.
• Develop and revise presentations, templates for all routine legal documents, documents for the Board of Directors and Board Committees, and any other relevant policies and procedures.
• Minute taking and board support experience preferred.
• Assist in the management of litigation and claims and coordinate with outside counsel in representing the organization in matters of discovery, alternative dispute resolution and hearings in courts and administrative agencies.
• Review records requests, including both medical records and public information requests.
• Provide timely responses to inquiries and communication via email.
• Assist with filing and serving pleadings via electronic filing and regular filing.
• Assist with filing, production and organization of documents, research materials, contracts, and discovery items.
• Ability to establish trust and rapport with business units, and act as a critical liaison between departments, attorneys, outside counsel and vendors
• Maintain the Chief Risk Officer’s calendar, including scheduling meetings and appointments as well as assisting with the preparation for events, travel, and meetings.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge of legal principles and practices.
• Knowledge of legal research techniques.
• Knowledge of legal terminology.
• Knowledge of healthcare terminology.
• Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and system including managing both electronic and paper files and records.
• Knowledge of legal communication principles and practices.
• High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
• High level of organization with ability to track and manage multiple projects that require interaction with a variety of departments and types of information.
• Critical attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to work effectively under multiple time deadlines
• High level of initiative, with the ability to anticipate when to provide support.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Intermediate or advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and online research (required), and Westlaw Research (preferred)
People Management/Department Management/Business Unit Management:
• Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent CommUnityCare in a highly professional manner at all times.
• Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all company policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and data.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree
PREFERRED EDUCATION: Master’s degree
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of previous paralegal experience.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years in healthcare or health-law field or in transactional law
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: Paralegal certification or preferred experience in lieu of certification.