Methodist Health System

PARALEGAL (45131193)
Location: Dallas, Texas - United States
Posted: 2/24/2018


Full-time 8:30am-5pm Day
Your Job:
The Paralegal works under the direction of MHS attorneys and risk management leadership within the MHS Legal Affairs Department. This position researches law, investigates facts and records, and prepares documents to assist the MHS Legal Affairs Office in various litigation and claim matters. Independently researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, district and federal court records, legal and scientific medical articles, etc. to prepare various internal legal documents. Reviews various bills to ensure compliance with contracts, litigation guidelines, etc. Serves as RMIS software administrator.Your Job Requirements:

Paralegal Degree from accredited college or university and/or paralegal training/experience strongly preferred via one of the following: 1) Graduate of an American Bar Association (ABA)-approved paralegal studies program; 2) Graduate of a non-ABA-approved paralegal studies program at an accredited institution, or 3) Bachelor's degree in any subject plus two years of attorney-supervised paralegal work and 15 hours of continuing legal education each year
Paralegal certification required.
2+ years of paralegal experience working in a litigation practice or in healthcare law
In-depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles required, knowledge of medical terminology preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), WestLaw, Document and/or Claims Management Systems, expense/billing and contract management systems. Healthcare or employment law or healthcare industry knowledge/experience is preferred.
Superior oral and written communication skills
Strong process and confidentiality orientation
Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem solving
Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees in a team-oriented environment
Your Job Responsibilities:

Researches law, investigates facts, and independently prepares documents to assist internal and external attorneys and legal office team members with claim matters, written legal discovery responses, subpoena duces tecum preparedness, etc.
Organizes and indexes complex case files using primarily electronic claim filing system .
Performs wide variety of legal research and data compilation, with little or no supervision
Prepares reports, correspondence, chronologies, case summaries for internal decision making and claims management.
Communicates with witnesses, experts, and external defense counsel in preparation for depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trials.
Reviews billing and expense data from external law firms in a timely manner, communicates items that don't adhere to MHS Litigation guidelines, and enters billing info into MHS claims management system for all claims.
Determines and calendars deadlines to help manage claims, insurance carrier notifications, and facilitate claim closures.
Promptly reviews employed and contracted physician bills to ensure they are in compliance with written contracts.
Assists with various property and casualty insurance records, spreadsheets, and processes to fulfill various corporate risk and insurance management functions and responsibilities.
Serve as STARS Clearsight RMIS Software Administrator including managing user privileges, adding new dropdown fields/locations as needed, troubleshooting, liaison with Clearsight re upgrades, training, licensing renewals, receiving and validating CMS reports/error codes. Assists with various clerical duties required to support Legal Affairs departmental needs and functions.

Additional Requirments / Information

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

Methodist: Where life shines bright.

For more than 80 years, Methodist Health System has served families and communities in North Texas with compassionate, award-winning, leading-edge health care.

  • Surgeons on our medical staff have made history.

  • Our hospitals have won acclaim.

  • Our researchers have earned national recognition.

  • Our employees have voted Methodist Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area - 6 years in a row.

But in all these decades, our mission has never changed - commitment to you, your family, and our community.

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