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Legal Staff Paralegal in Dallas, TX

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Company name

Methodist Health System

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Health Care

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Dallas, TX

Date Last Verified

Sep 26,2018

Posted on

Jan 17,2018

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Paralegal Duties: Works under the direction of attorneys and risk management leadership within the Legal Affairs Department. Researches law, investigates facts and records, and prepares documents to assist the Legal Affairs Office in various litigation and claim matters. Independently researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, district and federal court records, legal and scientific medical articles, etc. to prepare various internal legal documents. Reviews various bills to ensure compliance with contracts, litigation guidelines, etc. Serves as RMIS software administrator. Researches law, investigates facts, and independently prepares documents to assist internal and external attorneys and legal office team members with claim matters, written legal discovery responses, subpoena duces tecum preparedness, etc. Organizes and indexes complex case files using primarily electronic claim filing system . Performs wide variety of legal research and data compilation, with little or no supervision Prepares reports, correspondence, chronologies, case summaries for internal decision making and claims management. Communicates with witnesses, experts, and external defense counsel in preparation for depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trials. Reviews billing and expense data from external law firms in a timely manner, communicates items that don’t adhere to MHS Litigation guidelines, and enters billing info into MHS claims management system for all claims. Determines and calendars deadlines to help manage claims, insurance carrier notifications, and facilitate claim closures. Promptly reviews employed and contracted physician bills to ensure they are in compliance with written contracts. Assists with various property and casualty insurance records, spreadsheets, and processes to fulfill various corporate risk and insurance management functions and responsibilities. Serve as STARS Clearsight RMIS Software Administrator including managing user privileges, adding new dropdown fields/locations as needed, troubleshooting, liaison with Clearsight re upgrades, training, licensing renewals, receiving and validating CMS reports/error codes. Assists with various clerical duties required to support Legal Affairs departmental needs and functions.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Paralegal Degree from accredited college or university and/or paralegal training/experience strongly preferred via one of the following: 1) Graduate of an American Bar Association (ABA)-approved paralegal studies program; 2) Graduate of a non-ABA-approved paralegal studies program at an accredited institution, or 3) Bachelor’s degree in any subject plus two years of attorney-supervised paralegal work and 15 hours of continuing legal education each year. Paralegal certification required. 2+ years of paralegal experience working in a litigation practice or in healthcare law. In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles required, knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), WestLaw, Document and/or Claims Management Systems, expense/billing and contract management systems. Healthcare or employment law or healthcare industry knowledge/experience is preferred. Superior oral and written communication skills. Strong process and confidentiality orientation. Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving. Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees in a team-oriented environment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Methodist Health System
1441 N. Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203