Job Details

Paralegal

Company name

Dignity Health

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 10,2019

Valid Through

Oct 23,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Rancho Cordova, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Health Care >> Health Care
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Paralegal
The candidate serves as a member of the Legal Department. Performs services under the direction and supervision of the Vice President and Associate General Counsel--Operations (“VP-AGC”) or such Senior Counsel and other attorneys as designated by the VP-AGC. Serves as a member of and actively participates in the Physician Contract Service Center (“PCSC”), which is the operational unit of the Operations Team responsible for preparing physician contracts for ospitals and affiliated entities; and Serves as a member of and actively participates in such other functional workgroups and teams as directed by the VP-AGC or his/her designee. Primary responsibility will be to support and provide paralegal services to company with regard to Physician Integration under the direction and supervision of the AGC, or his/her delegate, including, without limitation, matters related to support of the firm, clinically integrated networks, accountable care organizations, and similar or related entities. Perform paralegal services for, and support company and its attorneys and business sponsors, with regard to: company Medical Foundation operations and contracting, including contract review and preparation, document review and preparation, and assistance related to other projects. When requested, to perform paralegal services for and support company and its attorneys and business sponsors with regard to acute care and affiliated entity operations. Under the supervision of counsel, prepare, draft, review, transmit, and assist in the negotiation, and execution of physician and non-physician contracts, and related agreements and documents. At the direction of counsel, to prepare and proofread agreements, documents, memoranda, charts, presentations, spreadsheets, correspondence, and other reports or records in an effective and efficient manner. Assist in preparation of and actively use Legal Department-approved template documents in accordance with approved guidelines, policies, and protocols with minimal supervision. Actively participate in in-person, video, and telephonic meetings, including workgroups, as assigned. Actively use and support the Legal Department matter management software and system manager and other technologies or tools maintained in the Legal Department in the performance of the Paralegal’s duties and support for the VP-AGC, Senior Counsel, and other assigned attorney(s). Under the supervision of counsel, maintain physician and non-physician forms databases including periodic review and update of forms. To (i) manifest a commitment to company’s Mission and Core Values, (ii) act and demonstrate behavior consistent with the company’s Mission and Core Values in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities described in this Position Description, and (iii) contribute to a positive working environment in the Legal Department for all employees. Work closely with assigned counsel and other company Legal Department personnel, company corporate offices and hospital-based staff departments as necessary, maintaining open communications and appropriate consultation in matters related to inter-office cooperation and position responsibilities. Under the supervision of counsel, support and work collaboratively with outside counsel, including review of outside counsel’s legal work, on matters assigned to outside counsel. To periodically travel throughout company as required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the Paralegal described in this Position Description. Maintain excellent working relationships and work collaboratively with others in the Legal Department, company, and in outside law firms engaged by company. Manage, organize and perform a variety of activities simultaneously (i.e., multi-task), while maintaining accurate and complete records and files. Demonstrate the judgment and maturity required to handle crisis or difficult situations ensuring that appropriate decisions are made and essential people are contacted in a timely manner to manage the crisis or situation.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Four year college degree and 2 years of paralegal or comparable experience in a law firm or corporate law department,
OR
Paralegal certificate from an ABA approved paralegal program and 4 years of paralegal or comparable experience in a law firm or corporate law department,
OR
Associate level degree and 5 years of paralegal or comparable experience in a law firm or corporate law department.
Should have proficiency in computer and word processing skills in recent and current versions of Microsoft Office Programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Windows. Must have ability to learn and actively use the Legal Department’s matter management system software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communication in a clear, concise and practical manner are required. Should have excellent drafting, editing and proof-reading skills, including legal writing, grammar, spelling and composition. Must have legal research skills including Lexis, Westlaw, or other computerized legal research tools. Write, edit, and proofread complex agreements, documents, construction contracts, other legal documents and correspondence. Should have ability to work independently with minimal hands-on supervision, yet exhibiting good judgment in seeking guidance and direction from the VP-AGC, Senior Counsel, and other assigned attorney(s). 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 required.

Additional info

Job ID 2019-79457

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Dignity Health
185 Berry Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94107

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