Tandem Hospital Partners

Paralegal

US-TX-Houston
Job ID
2017-1143
# of Openings
1
Category
Compliance
Corporate Office

Overview

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Tandem Hospital Partners works with leading hospital systems across the U.S. to build and operate state-licensed, CMS-accredited, acute care neighborhood hospitals. These next-generation hospitals offer convenient, 24/7 neighborhood access to high quality, compassionate emergency and inpatient care, offering low wait times and an exceptional patient experience.

 

As an employee of THP you have the opportunity to work in a dynamic, new model of healthcare. You will experience a work environment that includes the best of both worlds, a new innovative healthcare hospital model, while also working in partnership with and representing the most reputable, recognized, and award-winning hospital brands in the United States. From excellent benefit plans to a family and service-oriented company culture, Tandem Hospital Partners offers its employees a rewarding and motivating career with work-life balance, continuing education, and career growth opportunities.

 

Job Opportunity – Paralegal

 

We are searching for a Paralegal – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide legal support to the General Counsel in the Legal Department, the Manager of the Legal Department, and other attorneys with contracting needs, with a primary focus on supporting the contract review and approval process, including drafting contracts, management of the workflows, coordination of documents and obtaining signatures. Duties will also include performing legal research and writing, drafting of policies and procedures, intellectual property docket management and other duties as directed.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Upholds the values and mission of the Tandem Hospital Partners family
  • Performs first review of contracts and other legal documents being handled by supervising attorneys
  • Coordinates review with other departmental personnel and THP departments, as appropriate
  • Prepares legal documents for review and approval by supervising attorneys
  • Handles work flow associated with contracts, including execution
  • Assists with drafting documents and educational materials
  • Uses legal research providers and the internet to research legal issues, as requested
  • Drafts memos to internal and external clients under supervision of attorneys
  • Performs cite checks and shepherding of legal research performed by supervising attorneys
  • Produces letters, memos, reports and presentations in a timely fashion, ensuring accuracy, professional appearance and adequate quantity
  • Communicates and directs outside counsel, as appropriate and requested, on projects
  • Keeps legal files current and in good order so they can be retrieved easily
  • Takes on legal projects and tasks as requested

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Paralegal Certification
  • Three (3) years of paralegal experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with contracts in a corporation or law firm
  • Knowledge of contract law and legal systems
  • Experience in legal research, West Law and/or Lexis Nexis
  • Knowledge of health care laws and regulations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to multitask, possess excellent interpersonal skills and possess the ability to work with all levels of internal management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance which may involve the comparison and evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making a decision after various possibilities have been considered

Location

Corporate Office, Downtown-Houston, Texas

 

Travel Required

None

 

Eligibility Requirements

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States, and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. TN, H1B status), now or in the future.

Tandem Hospital Partners strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. THP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, Veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

 

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job description and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

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