Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking an experienced paralegal in the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA). Working closely with OLA's Insurance, Population Health and Regulatory Compliance group, the paralegal will be responsible for reviewing and drafting contracts relative to healthcare and pharmacy transactional matters, including non-disclosure agreements, statements of work, professional service agreements, business to business service agreements, and assisting with general healthcare-related matters as needed. The paralegal will also perform legal research and organize and maintain complex legal files.
The candidate must possess at least five (5) years of related experience, preferably in healthcare transactions, healthcare procurement or general corporate matters. Healthcare and pharmacy experience or experience working in or with an academic medical center is a plus, as is knowledge of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Business Associate Agreements, and general healthcare compliance and reimbursement. The candidate must have paralegal certification from an ABA-approved paralegal program or a Bachelor's degree in paralegal or legal studies. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees, customers, and attorneys; handle high volumes of work in a fast-paced environment; and track and meet deadlines. Familiarity with matter intake, case management and document management systems preferred.
We seek a highly ethical, self-motivated, dependable, experienced paralegal who will contribute to the positive working environment within OLA.
Reviewing and drafting contracts relative to healthcare and pharmacy transactional matters;
Performing legal research;
Organizing and maintaining complex legal files; and
Assisting with general healthcare-related matters as needed.
Graduate o f an ac credited college or university and five (5) years of related experience or the equivalent; and
Paralegal certification from an ABA-approved program or a Bachelor's degree in paralegal or legal studies.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.