The Paralegal keeps abreast of a large volume of contracts and provides professional support to the Legal Affairs Department. The Paralegal is responsible for day-to-day legal-related activities such as, but not limited to, review, revising, and drafting contracts and legal memoranda under the supervision of the attorney; assisting with litigation including responses to letters, subpoenas, and open records requests; organizing information and preparing correspondence and written reports as needed by the department.
Bachelors degree and paralegal certification.
Four years preferably in the health care or insurance industry.
Experience should include litigation and contract drafting basics as prior experience in the legal field.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing /Composing, Correspondence/Reports.
Analytical, Mathematics, Research
Requires excellent written composition, oral comprehension and expression skills.
General knowledge of Texas and federal laws related to contracts, corporate and transactional legal principles, and knowledge of health care laws, including HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, the Texas Insurance Code, the Texas Health and Safety Code, and other related laws and regulations is preferred.
Knowledge of contract procedures and administration preferred. Ability to perform internet research and electronic document management skills.
Internal Number: 149360
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.