Paralegal - Legal Office

UNC Health

UNC Health

Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


Under the direction of licensed attorneys, provides a wide variety of paralegal functions, which may include drafting legal documents and contracts concerning business transactions and acquisitions, performing basic case management skills, and acting as a front-end interface with clients, staff and attorneys. Interacts directly with these positions on a variety of recurring and non-recurring assignments involving legal matters in several programs and the Health Care System as a whole.


Job responsibilities may include any combination of the following:

1. Assist attorneys with coordination of contract review process

2. Timely preparation, review and proofreading of a high volume and diverse range of agreements, with a focus on physician employment agreements, real estate leases and vendor contracts

3. Revises contract language in partnership with attorneys

4. Assists attorneys in creation, use and updating of template and form documents

5. Organizing and routing high volume of agreements for timely execution.

6. Proactively engages in and leads contracting process improvement initiatives and implements smooth, speedy and efficient work flows.

7. Serves as administrator for various UNC Health entities’ use of contract database, including responding to inquiries related to submission and use of database and training users of contract database.

8. Handle corporate matters for UNC Health entities, such as drafting basic corporation formation documents for attorney review, filing corporate formation documents, filing assumed name certificates and filing annual reports for UNC Health entities.

9. Organize and maintain corporate files, such as organizational documents, minutes and resolutions

10. Assist in documentation production, redaction of documents and preparation of document notebooks and exhibits

12. Coordinate with other business units within UNC Health entities on document productions, litigation holds, responses to subpoenas and other court filings

13. Assist attorneys with file maintenance, case management plans, calendaring, invoice and check processing and routine communications with internal clients

14. Under attorney direction, draft correspondence, pleadings, and legal instruments

15. Extend best efforts and compassion, share ideas and feedback in a positive and professional manner, demonstrate a positive “can-do” attitude, speak well of the skills and professionalism of other departments and staff

16. Perform research and assist with projects as assigned by attorneys

17. Support the use of new technology, attend technology training sessions, demonstrate skill in using technology

18. Performing general administrative duties, such as filing, organizing, and routing contracts for execution

19. File documents with courts and administrative tribunals

20. Create privilege logs

21. Retrieve records

22. Prepare exhibits, hearing notebooks, etc.

23. Manage court reporter scheduling and transcript procedures

24. Provide basic administrative assistance as required

25. Provide back up support to other paralegals

26. Proofing, cite- and fact-checking documents

27. The successful applicant must have a complete understanding of the various program purposes and objectives, the procedures under which programs operate and a complete understanding of the paralegal function. The North Carolina General Statutes, State rules and regulations, and federal statutes and regulations are consulted regularly. Procedures, precedents and model legal documents may be available but considerable interpretation may be necessary.

Other Information

Education Requirements:
● Associate's degree or two years of college in an appropriate discipline.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Three (3) years of relevant experience. If a bachelor's degree, only one (1) year of experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

High level of experience in Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and basic database and case management systems required.

Experience with filing documents in North Carolina, and federal courts (including circuit courts, appellate courts, and bankruptcy courts) and understanding of court-required rules.

Strong sense of ownership.

Flexibility and ability to balance multiple tasks and competing priorities accurately and efficiently.

Works well under pressure and has a high level of attention to detail.

Demonstrates integrity, strong client-relationship skills, the ability to use judgement, tact, discretion, and keep information confidential.

Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas.

Experience managing complex projects that require coordination of high volumes of deliverables across multiple departments.

Experience formally interacting and communicating with regulatory agencies or other similar government agencies or institutions.

Excellent organizational and project management skills.

Exceptional writing, grammar, spelling and internal communication skills.

Ability to collaborate effectively and to work with teams outside of one’s assigned area to complete submissions under deadlines.

Ability to work independently and to understand when to escalate issues.

Ability to research and investigate issues without explicit direction.

Ability to manage workload and prioritize assignments in service of defined objectives.

Builds effective cross-functional relationships

Self-motivated and takes initiative beyond routine responsibility

Seeks and accepts new responsibilities

Works well independently, but also supportive of other paralegals in the department

Demonstrates dedication to producing quality work product

Utilizes resources and technologies appropriately to complete work in the most efficient manner

Cooperates and demonstrates flexibility when facing change

Interacts effectively and courteously, in person, by telephone, and in writing with attorneys, supervisors, co-workers, and other business professionals

Proactively communicates the status of work

Understands the need to ask questions and seek guidance

Expresses thoughts accurately and concisely, both verbally and in writing

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: Legal Office

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $25.94 - $37.29 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care; except that, if you are currently a UNCHCS State employee already working in a designated shared services department, you may remain a UNCHCS State employee if selected for this job.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please [email protected] you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.