Paralegal – Board of Trustees Governance Liaison
Location: Allentown, PA
Job DetailsOur people make Lehigh Valley Health Network a great place to work. Join us in applying for our Paralegal - Board of Trustees Governance Liaison position in the Legal department.
Be part of inspiring passion. At Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), the deep connection we have with our patients and with each other is undeniable. In fact, we rely upon each other's strengths and passion to deliver exceptional patient satisfaction and high quality service each and every day.
Lehigh Valley Hospital has ranked among U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' for 21 consecutive years. LVHN is also a Magnet™ Hospital, recognized four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for attracting and retaining the best professional nurses. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital received an 'A' grade in The Leapfrog Group's Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score, the highest grade in patient safety. These three recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology.
Job Description: Performs corporate paralegal functions for the Chief Legal Officer and responsible for all functions related to supporting the LVHN Board of Trustees. Serves as liaison between the Board, CEO, and senior management. Serves as assistant secretary of the corporation. In performing these duties, must utilize good judgment and perform under the direction of legal counsel within paralegal practice standards. Completes all work accurately. Must be flexible and handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing accordingly. Must understand confidentiality, specifically working under attorney/client and work product privileges.
Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have level of knowledge of legal functions, procedural/substantive, normally acquired by completing a associate's degree. A minimum of seven (7) years of paralegal experience in the areas of corporate and business law in law firm or corporate legal department is required. Must currently be or, be willing to become a licensed Notary Public in the State of Pennsylvania. Note taking/dictation abilities are required. Must have professional discretion with information understanding the need to insure attorney-client privilege and the ability to work well under stress and with minimal supervision. Must display extreme professional discretion with information and have excellent written and verbal communication skills relative to extensive communication with the Board of Trustees, LVHN senior management, community leaders, and staff. Must possess excellent organizational skills. Must be able to work independently and handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in supporting Board of Trustees highly desirable; paralegal certificate with emphasis on corporate work; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania notary public license desired.
Licensure and Certifications: Paralegal certificate and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Notary Public license as applicable.
Influenza vaccination is required for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.
Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities. HTFDG