Facility METHODIST HEALTH SYSTEM Department MHS EXECUTIVE OFFICE Schedule Shift Day Hours 8:30 am - 5 pm
Where You're Needed
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.
Who We Are
Dallas-based Methodist Health System has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in the U.S. Over the past decade, our nonprofit health system has tripled in size. Ten hospitals proudly carry the Methodist name as part of Methodist Health System or through joint-venture affiliations. Soon our 11th hospital will open in Midlothian. Our wholly owned, full-service facilities and physician organization include Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson Medical Centers; Methodist Campus for Continuing Care; and Methodist Medical Group, the physician organization affiliated with Methodist Health System. We're proud to be the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in Texas, where we collaborate with a national leader in healthcare to improve the delivery of care through shared medical knowledge and research. Professionals thrive at Methodist, which is why we've earned:
A Best Place to Work 15 years running by the Dallas Business Journal
150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review eight years in a row.
In 2018, ranked No. 2 Top Hospitals and Health Systems in America by DiversityInc.
Where You Will SHINE
Methodist Health System believes its greatest asset is the team members in our organization that values and encourages diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. These are our guiding principles:
To improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care.
Vision for the Future
To be the trusted provider of integrated quality health care in North Texas.
Methodist Health System core values reflect our historic commitment to Christian concepts of life and learning:
Servant Heart - compassionately putting others first Hospitality - offering a welcoming and caring environment Innovation - courageous creativity and commitment to quality Noble - unwavering honesty and integrity Enthusiasm - celebration of individual and team accomplishment Skillful - dedicated to learning and excellence
Where You Are Valued
We know that employees who are happy, healthy, and fulfilled take better care of patients. We also know that caring for our employees as individuals makes us a better organization. Our benefits include:
Medical plan choices
Dental and vision plans
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Paid time off
Extended illness benefits
Weight management, tobacco cessation, and prenatal programs