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Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Junior Paralegal
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Paralegal Certificate strongly preferred

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1-3 years of paralegal experience

Required Skills/Knowledge
Responsible for the life cycle of a contract and all aspects of contract administration for example, contracts are entered into a computer management system in a timely manner and return reviewed contract to the requesting party. Basic understanding of contracts and agreements. Keen attention to detail with good organizational skills. Ability to multi-task and able to handle a high volume of work with deadlines. Strong computer technical skills and ability to use a variety of software and electronic platforms.

The person in this role also must have the ability to handle extremely sensitive, confidential matters and exercise sound discretion and judgment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Experience at a University or Academic Medical Center or within a pharmaceutical, medical device, or biotechnology company is highly desirable.

Functional Accountabilities

Research and Innovation Contract Support
  1. Provide advice and counsel by acting as a liaison between the organization and the Legal Department in regards to contract and corporate matters with an emphasis on research and innovation contracts and transactions, including but not limited to, clinical trial agreements and license agreements.
  2. Serve as part of a cohort of paralegals who review contracts on behalf of the organization.
  3. Provide administrative and operational support to the Research attorney (Senior Associate General Counsel) at Children's National and as needed to the other attorneys in the Legal Department.
General Counsel Support
  1. Support all systems, policies and practices that effectively optimize outcomes, minimize risk and eliminate preventable waste in relation to Research and Innovation at Children's National.
  2. Support the Senior Associate General Counsel, Contracts Management Attorney, and the Office of General Counsel in governance related issues as needed especially in matters related to research and innovation.
  3. Support the Senior Associate General Counsel, Contracts Management Attorney and the Office of General Counsel in all interactions with Children’s National Office of Grants & Contracts/Research Administration, and the Children's Hospital Foundation.
  4. Support the Senior Associate General Counsel and the Office of General Counsel in all interactions with Children's National Office of Grants & Contracts/Research Administration.
  5. In all responsibilities noted herein, will appropriately seek advice, direction, and approval from the Contracts Management Attorney and Senior Associate General Counsel and other attorneys within the Children's National Office of General Counsel.
  6. In all responsibilities noted herein, will follow all policy and procedure of Children’s National, will help ensure that other Children's National faculty and staff follow such policy and procedure, and will strive to maintain the highest standards of integrity, organization, responsiveness, courtesy, and professional skill in alignment with the vision, mission, and goals of Children's National.
Administrative Support
  1. Provide support to the Senior Associate General Counsel and other attorneys in relation to administrative support and coordination and arrangement of multi-party teleconferences, meetings, databases, office processes and other administrative tasks as requested or established by the foregoing persons.
  2. Participate in regular Legal and Risk Department responsibilities including but not limited to offering advice, taking phone calls from our customers with questions, supporting the resolution of legal or risk issues(especially those having a real-time impact on operations or safety) and taking regular on-call responsibilities as they may apply.
Research Compliance Support
  1. Drive a culture that prioritizes compliance with the law, ethical business practices, robust reporting and shared learning around best corporate and contract practices.
  2. Support and ensure compliance with related regulations or expectations, including but not limited to the regulations administered by the U.S. Health and Human Services divisions such as the Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the corresponding Children's National offices of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects (OPHS) /IRB and Office of Grants and Contracts.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.