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ProfileParalegal Candidate will serve as a direct support to the Vice President, General Counsel by assisting in contract management, review, drafting. Serves as a member of the Department of Contracts and Legal Services that primarily supports company on a variety of matters including: contract review and management, corporate maintenance, contract lifecycle management, MediTract system administration, due diligence and legal research. Will be responsible for performing paralegal services including drafting physician and non-physician contracts under the supervision of the General Counsel. Assist in communicating with vendors and updating regulatory documents such as Business Associate Agreements. Provide initial review of current contracts that are to be presented to, and approved by, the Hospital’s Board of Trustees and make initial determination on whether such contract is subject to, or exempt from, the Open Meetings Act. Coordinate and track company’s DNV requirement of evaluating “all” system agreements and perform reporting functions as determined necessary by DNV upon annual audits. Assists in daily operations of Department as needed.
Qualification and Experience
Candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies or related field and/or paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program. 3+ years of experience in a law firm or corporate law department or healthcare administration is needed. Should have proficient computer and word processing skills in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat. Familiarity with or willingness and ability to become familiar with Stark Law, Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and similar laws and regulations that apply in the healthcare industry is needed.
Forrest General Hospital
6051 Highway 49 South
Hattiesburg, MS 39404