To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
This position may allow for 1-2 days in Lower Fairfield County.
Responsible for assisting attorneys in all stages of corporate transactions, governmental compliance, corporate governance, and contractual support. Ability to prioritize, work independently and exhibit excellent judgment and problem-solving skills. Maintain a positive attitude and professional demeanor under pressure, and develop positive and productive rapport with business and clinical leaders and outside counsel. Job responsibilities include some or all of the responsibilities set forth below.
Responsibilities: 1. Assists attorneys to prepare and maintain integral corporate documents 1.1 Assists with drafting corporate documents such as bylaws and resolutions and other documents necessary to comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations 1.2 Maintains corporate documents 1.3 Creates and maintains governance documents 2. Assists attorneys during corporate transactions 2.1 Assist with various types of corporate closings, creating and maintaining closing checklists and drafting ancillary closing documents 2.2 Prepares closing binders and document sets for distribution 3. Assists attorneys with drafting and review of contracts 3.1 Assists with drafting and reviewing contracts 3.2 Maintains contract terms in database 3.3 Introduce new and innovative ideas for the contracting process. 3.4 Manage use of the contract management system and train end-users as needed 4. Assists attorneys with real estate transactions 4.1 Maintenance of templates 4.2 Assist in review of leases 5. Investigates, researches and compiles internal and external information relevant to the handling of legal matters as assigned 5.1 Analyzes and organizes information and legal data for internal use 5.2 Manages projects as assigned 6. Monitors and reviews applicable government regulations 6.1 Proficient in computerized research and able to locate relevant statutes, regulations and other guidance applicable to the legal function 6.2 Familiar with legal terminology and the general legal requirements governing hospitals and health care providers 7. Assists with audit letters and due diligence projects 7.1 Tracks progress of due diligence, maintains portals and serves as a repository for due diligence materials 7.2 Works with internal or outside counsel, as applicable, to manage requests for audit letters and maintain applicable responses 8. Assists with response to subpoenas and government inquiries 8.1 Track and manage the status of subpoena responses 8.2 Work with internal and outside counsel to evaluate subpoenas and other requests for information and prepare responses 9. Performs legal and factual research 9.1 Competent in general computerized research and able to navigate applicable state and federal databases and websites (e.g., CONCORD, DPH Public Health Code, Connecticut General Assembly, THOMAS) 9.2 Facile in search technology and able to quickly locate publicly available information pertinent to business or legal strategies 10. Assists with annual Form 990/conflict of interest disclosure survey process 10.1 Assists with survey preparation and distribution processes 10.2 Manages, compiles and tracks survey responses 10.3 Records survey responses to facilitate legal analysis and advice 11. Manages projects beneficial for the smooth and effective operations of the Department, and other duties as assigned
Bachelor''s Degree preferred, and formal paralegal training and/or experience.
Two (2) to Four (4) years progressively responsible paralegal experience in a law firm, corporate or healthcare setting.
Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Must demonstrate excellent organizational and problem solving skills. Must possess the ability to interact with all types and levels of personnel, and in stressful situations. Must be able to assist staff with triage and setting of priorities to ensure the smooth operation of the office and exceptional customer service are maintained. Must be able to coordinate several activities at once, quickly analyze and resolve specific problems, and cope with deadlines. Highly discreet and routinely able to handle confidential information. Mathematical aptitude and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office required, as well as a general familiarity with legal terminology and the law.
Participates in evaluation of office functions and suggests or makes changes to facilitate the process. Works cooperatively and in a coordinated fashion with the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel(s), Assistant General Counsel/Director of Administrative Services and Assistant General Counsel(s).
Responsible for the smooth operation of the contract management system and driving process improvement; regular interaction with high-level executives and outside counsel