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Mayo Clinic | Rochester, Minnesota
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Job Description

Department: Recovery & Claims Services

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: In addition to the elements outlined in the Legal Consultant job description, this position will specifically focus on performing the legal risk analysis of general liability/premises liability incidents and serve as the single point of contact for local site investigators. Under the supervision of internal Mayo legal counsel, this position will effectively manage general liability/premises liability risks, including claim investigation and management, act as the central point of contact for the injured individual and the internal Mayo Clinic departments, assess and make liability determinations, perform legal research, set reserves, respond to correspondence and inquiries about the incident, negotiate with opposing counsel, draft settlement agreements, retain and manage outside counsel, and provide litigation support to outside counsel in the event of a lawsuit. The Legal Consultant will also work with the absence and disability management team providing legal support related to employment issues with focus on the ADA and FMLA. A Juris Doctorate and prior litigation experience is preferred.

Responsibilities: The Legal Consultant is responsible for managing, coordinating, monitoring, and completing various projects within the Business Advocacy Section of RCS. This position serves as an expert and consultant on various legal and insurance issues present in the Section. This position includes regular and on-going communications with staff at all levels within the organization, parties external to Mayo with respect to litigation and insurance matters. In addition to presenting at site visits and internal conferences and seminars, this position also acts as a client liaison between RCS and its clients. Responsible for investigating, coordinating, managing and resolving legal and insurance cases and contracts in RCS, as well as, assisting and offering guidance to the Legal Representative, Legal Assistant Trainee, and Recovery Analyst positions on case management and settlement decisions. The Legal Consultant is responsible for appearing at mediations and Administrative Court proceedings, such as hearings, pretrials, and settlement conferences representing the interests of Mayo and its affiliates. Works independently in the management of high dollar and complex cases, which includes independent decision making; performing legal research analysis, interpretation, and communication of complex federal and state laws and regulations; drafting pleadings; working collegially with staff attorneys as appropriate; and monitoring and participating in the litigation and settlement negotiating process to ensure a favorable settlement for Mayo entities, per Mayo settlement guidelines. Designs and implements comprehensive health care coverage plan documents and contractual agreements between Mayo Clinic Health Solutions and its clients. Must keep abreast of matters of law pertaining to RCS business in order to properly manage caseload and provide educational information to Mayo entities. Acts as an expert resource for billing, insurance, settlement, legal documents, and compliance questions from colleagues and clients.

Qualifications: Any candidate must possess a bachelor's degree and a paralegal degree from an American Bar Association certified program, which may be part of the bachelor's degree. In addition, this candidate must have successfully completed PACE (Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam), other professional designation, or a master's degree in business or insurance. Previous experience of 7 years as a Legal Representative, Paralegal, and/or Recovery Analyst required.

Additional Qualifications: The ability to understand federal and state laws in workers' compensation, subrogation, probate, bankruptcy, civil litigation, healthcare, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and/or insurance and to continue a course of study is necessary. Ability to efficiently manage a variety of complex cases and projects simultaneously in difficult and challenging situations. Requires strong decision-making capabilities and independent judgment, including the management of confidential information, sensitive situations, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills. It is expected that a knowledge of insurance practices, terminology, and medical coding procedures (ICD, CPT, UB, HCFA) is established. Qualified persons must be familiar with employer benefits plans. Computer experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and the ability to gain an understanding of any additional systems is required. Any candidate will also possess proven experience in project management, independent work direction, and peer and/or client training.

License or Certification: National Federation Paralegal Association (PACE) Certification; National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certification; or master's degree.

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Schedule Details: M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM

Recruiter: Jessica Gartner

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 "Best Companies to Work For".

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Business Professional
Job Posting Number: 83616BR

About Mayo Clinic

Company Description

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Mayo Clinic also serves over 70 communities through Mayo Clinic Health System with locations in MN, IA, GA, and WI. Collectively, these locations care for more than 1 million people each year.

Company History

Perhaps it was fate, perhaps happenstance or maybe even luck. Whatever you decide, this is certainly a story about being at the right place at the right time -- a moment in history when scientific discovery made possible the creation of modern medicine. It's also a story of an extraordinary family -- Dr. William Worrall Mayo, a frontier doctor, and his two sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo, and the great institution they built, Mayo Clinic. It's the story of a deadly tornado and the partnership that evolved between the Mayo family and the Sisters of Saint Francis. It's a story about unusual dedication, willingness to face a hostile and harsh environment, a story of discovery, sharing, collaboration, selflessness and generosity. It's also a story of how people came together in a small town on the edge of America's Great Plains and built the first integrated medical practice and how that practice developed a model dedicated to providing the best care to every patient every day.

Mission & Values

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and wellbeing by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Working Here

What if a career could change your life?  Whether you are a nursing student, starting your professional life, or already have a substantial career in Nursing, you may sometimes wonder if you are doing the work you were meant to do.  As a Mayo Clinic Nurse you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team, where you’ll experience the exceptional environment of one of the world’s cutting edge health care institutions.

Perhaps you imagine being part of a team where your colleagues inspire you to stretch and grow beyond your boundaries. Maybe you are looking for a purpose in life that gives you an opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy. Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first.  You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect – and most importantly, a life-changing career.

Hiring Information

Mayo Clinic has a multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment that presents opportunities that may rarely be experienced elsewhere.  Each year more than a million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for care.  Mayo Clinic teams cared for 1,113,000 individual patients in 2011 at campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health Systems, a network of clinics, hospitals, and health care facilities serving communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.  A variety of specialty opportunities exist within hospital inpatient, Perioperative and perianesthesia, and ambulatory care areas depending on location of interest.


Mayo offers a wide variety of benefits for employees. They include paid time off, tuition assistance, relocation assistance and excellent health care coverage.

Honors & Awards

In 2012, FORTUNE named Mayo Clinic to its 15th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is Mayo Clinic's ninth consecutive year on the list. The Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been a Magnet status recipient since 1997.

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity educator and employer.