Paralegal

 
Position: Paralegal

Job ID: 143586

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Legal Department

Talent Area: Paraprofessional

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Paralegal – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide legal support to the Assistant General Counsels in the Legal Department, the Director of the Legal Department, and others attorneys with contracting needs, with a primary focus on supporting the contract review and approval process, including drafting contracts, management of the workflows, coordination of documents and obtaining signatures. Duties will also include performing legal research and writing, drafting of policies and procedures, intellectual property docket management and as directed.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Performs first review of contracts and other legal documents being handled by supervising attorneys
  • Coordinates review with other departmental personnel and TC departments, as appropriate
  • Prepares legal documents for review and approval by supervising attorneys  
  • Handles work flow associated with contracts, including execution
  • Maintains IP docket
  • Assists with drafting documents and educational materials
  • Uses legal research providers and the internet to research legal issues, as requested
  • Drafts memos to internal and external clients under supervision of attorneys
  • Performs cite checks and shepherding of legal research performed by supervising attorneys
  • Produces letters, memos, reports and presentations in a timely fashion, ensuring accuracy, professional appearance and adequate quantity
  • Communicates and directs outside counsel, as appropriate and requested, on projects
  • Keeps legal files current and in good order so they can be retrieved easily
  • Takes on legal projects and tasks as requested



Qualifications:

 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Paralegal Certification
  • Five (5) years of paralegal experience including one (1) year experience working with contracts in a corporate department/law firm.   (A Bachelor’s degree will substitute for four (4) years of experience and the paralegal certification)
  • Knowledge of contract law and legal systems
  • Knowledge of health care law is a plus
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to multitask, possess excellent interpersonal skills and possess the ability to work with all levels of internal management and staff as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance which may involve the comparison and evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making a decision after various possibilities have been considered


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