Children's National Health System

Junior Paralegal (43944326)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 3/24/2018

Junior Paralegal

The Junior Paralegal will support the Research Senior Associate General Counsel and Contracts Management Attorney in all stages of transactions related to research compliance, research agreements, innovation and intellectual property and related corporate and start-up company transactions and matters.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Paralegal Certificate strongly preferred
Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1-3 years of paralegal experience

Required Skills/Knowledge
Responsible for the life cycle of a contract and all aspects of contract administration for example, contracts are entered into a computer management system in a timely manner and return reviewed contract to the requesting party. Basic understanding of contracts and agreements. Keen attention to detail with good organizational skills. Ability to multi-task and able to handle a high volume of work with deadlines. Strong computer technical skills and ability to use a variety of software and electronic platforms.
The person in this role also must have the ability to handle extremely sensitive, confidential matters and exercise sound discretion and judgment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Experience at a University or Academic Medical Center or within a pharmaceutical, medical device, or biotechnology company is highly desirable.

Functional Accountabilities
Research and Innovation Contract Support
Provide advice and counsel by acting as a liaison between the organization and the Legal Department in regards to contract and corporate matters with an emphasis on research and innovation contracts and transactions, including but not limited to, clinical trial agreements and license agreements.
Serve as part of a cohort of paralegals who review contracts on behalf of the organization.
Provide administrative and operational support to the Research attorney (Senior Associate General Counsel) at Children's National and as needed to the other attorneys in the Legal Department.
General Counsel Support
Support all systems, policies and practices that effectively optimize outcomes, minimize risk and eliminate preventable waste in relation to Research and Innovation at Children's National.
Support the Senior Associate General Counsel, Contracts Management Attorney, and the Office of General Counsel in governance related issues as needed especially in matters related to research and innovation.
Support the Senior Associate General Counsel, Contracts Management Attorney and the Office of General Counsel in all interactions with Children’s National Office of Grants & Contracts/Research Administration, and the Children's Hospital Foundation.
Support the Senior Associate General Counsel and the Office of General Counsel in all interactions with Children's National Office of Grants & Contracts/Research Administration.
In all responsibilities noted herein, will appropriately seek advice, direction, and approval from the Contracts Management Attorney and Senior Associate General Counsel and other attorneys within the Children's National Office of General Counsel.
In all responsibilities noted herein, will follow all policy and procedure of Children’s National, will help ensure that other Children's National faculty and staff follow such policy and procedure, and will strive to maintain the highest standards of integrity, organization, responsiveness, courtesy, and professional skill in alignment with the vision, mission, and goals of Children's National.
Administrative Support
Provide support to the Senior Associate General Counsel and other attorneys in relation to administrative support and coordination and arrangement of multi-party teleconferences, meetings, databases, office processes and other administrative tasks as requested or established by the foregoing persons.
Participate in regular Legal and Risk Department responsibilities including but not limited to offering advice, taking phone calls from our customers with questions, supporting the resolution of legal or risk issues(especially those having a real-time impact on operations or safety) and taking regular on-call responsibilities as they may apply.
Research Compliance Support
Drive a culture that prioritizes compliance with the law, ethical business practices, robust reporting and shared learning around best corporate and contract practices.
Support and ensure compliance with related regulations or expectations, including but not limited to the regulations administered by the U.S. Health and Human Services divisions such as the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the corresponding Children's National offices of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects (OPHS) /IRB and Office of Grants and Contracts.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
Partner with all team members to achieve goals
Receptive to others ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving Contribute to a positive work environment
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility Use resources efficiently
Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Non-Clinical Professional
Organization: Office Grants Contrcts Finance
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

At Children's, we know what it takes to really connect with kids, we're looking for nurses who love a challenge.

Pediatric nurses have to be patient. They have to be understanding, yet able to communicate effectively and honestly with a child and their family about their illness and treatment. And every Children's nurse must have the confidence to take a patient's care into his or her own hands.

At Children's you'll work closely with each patient and their family across a continuum of care - beginning with admission, when you perform physical assessments and take a patient/family history that covers all the vitals.

You'll prepare and carry out a plan of patient care. You'll work with professionals from all Children's health care disciplines. Together you will ensure your patients' progress every step of the way. You will even make rounds with physicians, discussing your patients' conditions and needs.

Professionally, you'll grow like never before.

The nursing practice environment at Children's is ideal for developing your skills to the maximum, increasing your level of responsibility and entering new specialty areas.

Our versatile career ladder, the Program for Professional Advancement (PPA), enables you to move both vertically and laterally across a wide range of clinical, educational and management opportunities. Recently we restructured our nurses compensation package to include:

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Professional Development

  • Clinical Ladder

  • Continuing Education Conferences (local, regional, national)

  • Weekend Incentive Program

  • Exceptional Differentials

  • Preceptorship and Charge Nurse Recognition

  • Certification and Degree Recognition Bonus

  • Collaborate with Internationally-Acclaimed

  • Medical Leaders

  • Pediatric Nursing Fellowships (PICU, NICU, Hematology/Oncology)


Our recent achievement of Magnet status reflects what we’ve known all along: That our nurses are something very special - that their vision, talents, dedication and leadership define a truly exceptional practice environment. We invite you to learn more about our Magnet environment, accomplished by approximately 6% of the nation’s hospitals, and even fewer pediatric centers.

We are also a Beacon Award winner, recognized for our outstanding CICU and PICU environments. In fact, our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is the first in the country to be designated a Beacon Award winner AND our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the first in the Northeast region to receive the Beacon designation!

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