This position reports directly to the Legal Counsel and it is part of the Legal and Compliance Department. The position will be a proactive and detail oriented individual with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with departmental personnel to achieve Foundation Health Partners (FHP) legal, compliance and risk goals and objectives. The ideal candidate is a team-player with a great attitude and the ability to balance competing priorities. This individual will also utilize critical thinking skills to interpret the information necessary for reviewing and completing correspondence, legal documents and assisting with legal research. This position may also assist with executive summaries and department reports, and may be called on to assist with FHPs compliance and risk issues. This position may attend FHP meetings, document meeting minutes, and other similar organizational items.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. AJoint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior.We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
40 hours per week
Monday - Friday
Assist the Legal Department with preparing or reviewing documentation, including but not limited to contracts, guardianship petitions, discovery requests and subpoenas. File documents with the court and effectively serve or cause service on all parties. Maintain court calendar for all ongoing cases.
Assist risk analysts with investigations, legal holds and maintaining ongoing case spreadsheets.
Assist outside counsel with discovery documentation and deposition preparation as requested.
Act as liaison with governmental agencies and FHP as it relates to process service and court calendars.
Assists the Legal Department with administrative duties as directed.
Maintains awareness of laws and regulations and under the direction of the attorney, conducts research as needed to identify applicable laws and regulations.
Assists with any additional responsibilities to support the Legal Department with complex cases and legal questions.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of FHP with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
Legal assistant knowledge and background as normally obtained through the completion of high school or GED and two-years of college courses or degree, paralegal studies degree or a paralegal certificate.
Must possess a minimum of 2-4 years related legal experience. Familiarity with the Alaska Court system preferred. Requires substantial knowledge of litigation processes and procedures. Must possess experience drafting a variety of legal documents under an attorneys supervision.
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. Ability to work effectively in a high volume environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, with managers and supervisors throughout FHP.
Able to maintain positive, collaborative and effective relationships with peers and internal clients and outside parties including vendors. Skilled in maintaining composure and professional demeanor in difficult and stressful situations. Requires a passion for providing excellent customer service, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
Two (2) years of direct legal experience within the health care profession.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer;qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.