As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Under the supervision of the Director, Contract Administration, the Contracts Paralegal will be responsible for reviewing, managing, and lending administrative support to our attorneys for all third party contracts received by the Legal Department.
In collaboration with Nemours attorneys, this position is responsible for the timely preparation and/or review and execution of a high volume and diverse range of complex third party agreements and related schedules/exhibits including, but not limited to independent contractor agreements, educational affiliation agreements, software license agreements, lease agreements, real estate agreements, professional service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, etc. Review all contract documents, understand the terms and conditions, work with the internal clients to understand their requirements, and identify any business, legal and/or regulatory issues that are out of compliance with Nemours policies and procedures.
Manage the workflow of incoming agreements, follow up on contracts in process, and engage with the contract owner as well as all touchpoint administrative functions (Privacy, Insurance, Finance, Corporate IS, IT, etc.) across the Nemours enterprise that may be impacted by the contract. Identify, summarize and document material terms and key dates of executed agreements.
Effectively respond to routine requests received from internal customers: contract amendments, renewals, and terminations.
When more complex legal questions arise, proactively consult with our attorneys to obtain input and direction.
Ensure Nemours’ standard template terms and conditions are incorporated into all contracts, any proposed changes must receive appropriate review and approval by the respective attorney and/or contract owner, track and manage workload to meet deadlines, and support the contract archiving and reporting processes.
Develop a collaborative working relationship with Nemours Legal team, our internal clients across the enterprise as well as our outside counsel.
Understand the life cycle of a contract from development, evaluation, negotiation, to approval, tracking, close out and contract administration.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Flexibility, ability to manage a high workload, patience, sense of humor, team player, self-motivated, results oriented.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet Explorer and Adobe Acrobat Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
Proven ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines
Meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product
Ability to uphold standards of complete discretion and confidentiality
Professional, personable, approachable, and courteous demeanor
Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
Excellent judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions Creative, flexible, enthusiastic, sense of humor, and innovative team player
Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Experience with robust document management systems
Experience working in health care is essential
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
Paralegal Certification required
More than 5 years of experience
Previous law firm or comparable in house corporate legal experience required in healthcare and/or hospital setting required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.