Paralegal - req# 6592
Performs varied paralegal work involving a moderate level of difficulty to assist University Counsel, other attorneys, and/or higher level paralegals with routine aspects of legal and factual research, data compilation and analysis, drafting legal documents and affidavits, and under supervision, conveying routine legal information to hospital and health sciences leadership.
This position will assist University counsel and paralegals with medical malpractice litigation and claims, and matters concerning hospital operations. Expect to assist with medical malpractice investigations and routine aspects of legal process. Under supervision of counsel, the paralegal may be assigned to lead the discovery response process for medical malpractice litigation, investigate and analyze medical malpractice claims, and lead or handle other projects as assigned.
Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.
|Conditions of Employment|
High school diploma or GED; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
|Additional Requirements||Excellent writing and communication skills.|
|Campus||Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||HSC Legal Counsel Office (921A)|
|Staff Type||Regular - Full-Time|
|Term End Date|
|Benefits Eligible||This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.|
|ERB Statement||Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.|
|Background Check Required||No|
|For Best Consideration Date||10/12/2018|
|Application Instructions||Please attach cover letter, resume, and any relevant certifications|
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