Paralegal

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 71225

General Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Associate General Counsel, assumes increasing responsibility for providing legal support to the department attorneys for various WellSpan Health activities and issues, such as compliance, litigation, business transactions, contract negotiation/drafting/review, corporate governance, HIPAA, privacy and security, real estate transactions, tax-exemption, human resources, patient care issues, payor contracting, and policy development and review.  Exercises diplomatic communications and excellent client relations, promoting positive and effective working relationship with all contacts.  Work product is self-directed and requires significant independent judgment and discretion, sound organizational and analytical skills, and minimal supervision.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Reviews, redlines, and otherwise prepares vendor, customer, nondisclosure, lease, employment, and other agreements
  • Reviews and prepares policies, procedures, and other operational documents
  • Reviews and/or prepares bylaws, minutes, resolutions, and other corporate documents.
  • Facilitates and compiles stakeholder reviews of complex agreements from internal departments, as necessary
  • Identifies business and legal risks associated with commercial terms and propose and help to implement mitigation strategies
  • Provides significant support for maintaining a contract management system, including designing new automated workflows and training users
  • Develops training, processes and policies associated with regulatory and corporate functions.
  • Maintains and improves existing templates for contracts and other documents and prepare additional templates as needed
  • Assists with and supports project management, process design, and the creation of standard work for various legal team initiatives
  • Provides support for the legal team’s daily work internally and in relation to other departments within the organization
  • Provides litigationsupport
  • Provides support for system-wide legal compliance including, but not limited to, efforts relating to policies and contracts as well as HIPAA privacy and security, fraud and abuse laws, CMS rules, and other healthcare regulatory laws.
  • Works in partnership with other members of the legal team to achieve established goals of the department.
  • Demonstrates effective management of own time by setting deadlines and completing commitments within negotiated timeframes.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential records and documentation.
  • Initiates and manages a logical and efficient filing system to ensure ease and expeditious retrieval of information.
  • Provides support for corporate governance activities and the daily activities of the legal team.
  • Assists with due diligence and integration activities.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with System core values, Code of Conduct, confidentiality obligations and other policies and procedures
  • Provides common sense solutions to operational issues
  • Identifies legal and operational concerns and brings them to the attention of the appropriate member of the legal team.
  • Conducts legal research, as assigned
  • Other duties, as assigned

 

 

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Paralegal coursework and/or certification preferred
  • Other combination of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Min Field of Expertise: 5 years of previous in-house or law firm paralegal experience, preferably with in-house experience in a health system
  • Pref Field of Expertise: Healthcare Law, with an emphasis on reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial and/or healthcare-related contracts in a legal capacity
  • Pref Field of Expertise: Employment Law

 


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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)