Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/19/2018 10:47 AM)
Requisition ID
Professional - Hospital Administration

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Department of General Counsel is seeking a Paralegal to join their team.


As the Paralegal, you will:


  • Support in-house counsel, management and outside law firms in handling actual and potential claims.
  • Collect and compile data used in the identification of hospital risk management issues.
  • Assist counsel in the drafting and preparation of legal documents, including work processing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Using extant software, maintain and supervise another in the maintenance of up-to-date risk management database including database entry, data validation and production of reports which include current lists of open, closed and potential legal claims.
  • Participate in and prepare aspects of legal actions monitored by the Legal Department.
  • Schedule and coordinate interviews and depositions of staff being interviewed or deposed.
  • Perform other general administrative tasks for the Associate and Assistant General Counsels in the department , on an as-needed basis, such as scheduling of meetings, maintenance of calendars, general correspondence and filing, and answering telephones.

You Are:


  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
  • Adept at learning on the run while tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
  • Resilient in recovering from setbacks and skilled at finding detours around
  • Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development
  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Approachable – someone who is comfortable with diverse groups of people and able to make others comfortable with you.


You Have:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree or Certified Vocational Training.
  • Experience in a legal office (preferred).
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment.
  • Word processing, typing and computer skills (including Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive data pertaining to professional liability claims and other sensitive matters.
  • Notary or will obtain within 1 year employment.
  • High level of comfort with technology and information management tools.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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