The Senior Paralegal position requires advanced and specialized paralegal training, experience, and expertise to support the attorney's regulatory, operational and transactional work. S/he works independently and exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance in the coordination and completion of governance/corporate filings, due diligence, preparation of contracts with physicians and vendors, corporate/legal documentation, legal research, construction/architect documentation and real estate matters in a health care law setting as well as monitor the production and execution of a variety of projects. This position requires the ability to work in conjunction with and under the supervision of attorneys but with judgment for taking appropriate activities independently. The senior paralegal must be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with clients and with Legal Services team associates to achieve results. Spanish language skills are a plus.
Update and maintain legal entity database
Prepare and file entity formation and related documents with Secretary of State
Prepare and submit assumed name filings, and maintain assumed name database
In coordination with supervising attorney, independently review and draft documentation relevant to hospital mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions
Build positive relationships within team, with client contacts, and with other work teams to achieve results
Maintain and protect confidentiality and privilege of confidential and privileged information
Coordinate, review and prepare due diligence materials including asset acquisitions, sale, bond refinancing, etc.
Assist in Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) applications and Civil Rights Compliance documents
Assist and coordinate licensure and change of ownership matters
Work with parties to facilitate large and complex transactions
Research legal and regulatory issues affecting transactions
Draft and review various contracts and agreements in coordination with a supervising attorney
Work with transaction parties and escrow agents to prepare closings for real estate and corporate venture transactions.
Prepare, review and update American Institute of Architect (AIA) form documents
Independently review, prepare and work directly with clients in conjunction with attorney on construction documents
Draft and review medical director agreements, professional service agreements, managed care contracts, vendor agreements and employment agreements in coordination with supervising attorney
Assist, draft, and coordinate internal projects, i.e. physician contract manual and contract manual
Research and write historical data on various projects
Research status of corporations to be dissolved in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas; coordinate and review dissolution procedures; prepare articles of dissolution
Perform other tasks as requested by supervising attorneys
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.