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Senior Labor & Employment Paralegal

Job Description

Job ID: 1197464
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.

Provides comprehensive service to BJC HealthCare, focused on the system's legal needs.


Role Purpose

Supports one or more attorneys in specific practice area. Investigates and researches complex legal matters, including interviewing parties and witnesses. Drafts legal documents that require an advanced legal knowledge of specific subject area. Manages and coordinates legal documents, claims, responses, filings and applications; prepares case files and manages data bases. Provides interpretation and assistance to BJC health services organizations regarding legal matters. May supervise one or more staff members .


  • Independently coordinates claims/issue management in relevant practice/subject area and manages administrative processes.
  • Provides regulatory advice and interpretation relating to internal and external rules, regulations and policies and with respect to legal and supporting documents. Drafts documents (contracts, agreements, responses to claims, memoranda, corporate resolutions, bylaws, etc.) and prepares for required approvals.
  • Conducts internal investigations and coordinates with governmental agency offices in order to obtain and comply with specific information requests. Prepares investigation summary reports and the initial response to other legal requests i.e. subpoenas, discovery requests.
  • Designs and maintains databases to support claims management and/or corporate information and recordkeeping as well as officer and director information for system wide clients and related groups. (Hospitals, service organizations, leadership, Board, etc.)
  • Analyzes documents and records, including pleadings and recommendations from counsel to determine case merit and assess potential risk.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Associate's Degree


  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Paralegal


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Paralegal/Risk Management
    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer