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Providence Health & Services DLA Paralegal in Seattle, Washington


Providence is calling a Paralegal to our location in Seattle, WA.

We are seeking a Paralegal to provide professional legal and administrative support service to the Providence St. Joseph Health Department of Legal Affairs (DLA). This position supports attorneys/other DLA staff throughout DLA’s offices and interacts frequently with internal and external clients and business associates.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Consistent with DLA’s protocols, contract (including physician, clinical education, clinical research, services agreements, and supply chain purchase agreements) drafting and review.

  • Monitors and manages all aspects of complex projects including transactions, investigations, and litigation.

  • Assist with corporate filings (Secretary of State, Certificate of Good Standing, UCC, foreign qualification process, obtaining EINs, revisions to corporate governing documents, obtaining fictitious business names, etc.).

  • Draft and manage various DLA forms and policies.

  • Assisting lawyers in preparing documentation for a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and financings. This may include preparing or drafting due diligence request lists, document data rooms, form agreements, and closing binders.

  • Become familiar with and able to independently utilize eCounsel/Mfiles, Selectica, Meditract and other contract and document management systems used by DLA. When requested, reviewing existing DLA documents/database to determine if preexisting analysis or other work product is available to address a current legal request.

  • Provide support in the area of real estate contracting, transactions and related matters. Refine issues such that the attorney can focus her/his attention on providing legal advice and counsel to clients.

  • Request needed documentation and information from clients to ensure that the attorney has all necessary information/material prior to beginning their work/analysis/review.

  • Assist attorney in tracking ongoing matters and prioritizing the same.

  • Field calls from the client when requested by the DLA attorney (or when said attorney is not available).

  • Communicate directly and through correspondence with high level internal and external customers.

  • Develop, prepare and/or assemble necessary materials for meetings and presentations.

  • Compose, edit and proofread variety of correspondence, memos, presentations and materials and directly handle within the assigned scope of authority, knowledge and understanding of activity.

  • Complete legal research as requested by attorney, including Internet and other forms of computerized research.

  • Facilitate the collection of Providence St. Joseph Health regional/local information as necessary for various purposes including to update/reflect any changes/revisions thereto for DLA.

  • Maintain/update corporate organizational charts for Providence St. Joseph Health.

  • Maintain strictest confidentiality, trustworthiness and integrity at all times.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • A 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. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education.

  • 7 years paralegal experience with corporate law practice or experience in a law practice setting

  • Ability to work independently with minimum direction, strong communication, organization, and writing skills.

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and determine the urgency and importance of tasks and employ open and direct communication and teamwork to complete the tasks.

  • Ability to work with others and to work in a team approach for specified projects.

  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in performance of duties, including contract drafting.

  • High level of computer aptitude; proficient in Word and database creation and management; Skillful in Internet and other on-line information services and retrieval, including Westlaw.

  • Experience working with a contract management system and drafting simple contracts from templates.

  • Experience with organizing and maintaining record retention and other filing systems

Preferred qualifications for this position include :

  • Healthcare Paralegal experience

  • General understanding/exposure to health care industry

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Legal

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 254599