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Providence Senior Paralegal in Missoula, Montana


This position will provide professional legal support to the Department of Legal Affairs (“DLA”) attorneys generally and/or in a specific practice area or across practice areas. This position will be responsible for the coordination, provision, and completion of various legal support tasks as outlined below or requested by a supervising attorney in support of Providence St. Joseph Health’s various operations within its operating footprint. This position will focus on Healthcare Operations with an emphasis on contract review, drafting and facilitating communication between DLA attorneys and clients to respond to contract questions.

The Senior Paralegal will work very closely with Lead and or associate attorneys within its Healthcare Operations practice area, and may work with other practice areas within DLA. This position will manage legal matters, in partnership with attorneys, and exercise independent judgment in determining and recommending courses of action based on matter type, carrying out those actions, and bringing matters to closure. This position may also support attorneys/other DLA staff throughout DLA’s offices and will interact frequently with internal and external clients, third party vendors and business associates. This position can sit from any Providence state approved location in the US.

Healthcare Operations:

  • Draft, review and provide guidance on a wide variety of physician agreements, including management of the processing of such arrangements.

  • Draft, review and provide guidance on clinical education/affiliation agreements

  • Draft or review Non-Disclosure Agreements, letters of intent, and other agreements.

  • Assist with intellectual property matters including copyright, trademark and patent filings.

  • Prepare Business Associate Agreements as requested.

  • Assist clients with vendor contracting and pre-litigation disputes.

  • Manage conflict waiver requests and ensures they comply with established requirements for reviewing and considering such requests.

  • Manage and monitor matters relating to Medical Staff, including facilitating the provision of legal advice to client regarding issues such as Peer Review, credentialing, Board Investigations, miscellaneous complaints.

  • Provide support for governmental inquiries, civil investigative demands, other regulatory investigations, and various components of litigation.

  • Maintain knowledge of various federal and state healthcare laws including Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Medicare and Medicaid billing rules, HIPAA-HITECH, and EMTALA

  • Provide support for regulatory filings including certificates of need

Required qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree -OR- equivalent educ/experience

  • Paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program, or a certificate from a paralegal program at, or a degree from, an accredited secondary institution which requires at least 24 semester units in law-related courses

  • 5 years Paralegal experience with a focus on corporate governance, entity management, and/or transaction support, or equivalent experience in a law practice setting

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree - Paralegal Studies / Law / Legal Studies

  • 2 years General understanding/exposure to the health care industry working with large integrated health systems

  • Notary Public

Salary Range by location:

NorCal (Napa, Sonoma)

Min: $40.09, Max: $64.71

Southern California, NorCal (Humboldt) AK ( Kodiack, Seward, Valdez)

Min: $35.73, Max: $57.67

WA Puget Sound, OR ( Portland) AK ( Anchorage)

Min: $34.28 , Max: $55.33

OR ( Hood River, Medford, Seaside)

Min: $31.96, Max: $51.58

Eastern WA ( Richland, Spokane, Walla Walla)

Min: $30.50, Max: $49.23


Min: $27.60, Max: $44.55


Min: $54.29, Max: $90.25

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Shared Services is a service line within Providence that provides a variety of functional and system support services for our family of organizations across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 154675
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Legal
Job Function: Legal/Compliance/Risk
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Technical/Skilled Support
Department: 4007 SS LEGAL 1
Address: OR Portland 4400 NE Halsey St
Pay Range: $34.28 - $55.33
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.