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Paralegal - Danville, IL

Job ID 281181BR Location 1901 E VOORHEES ST , DANVILLE, IL
Job Summary

Responsible for reviewing legal documents related to the release of protected health information. Supporting the company's privacy compliance programs, including compliance with the state and federal laws governing privacy and rules and requirements.
Performs routine legal research and compiles data requested and works closely with attorneys when applicable. Handles incoming phone calls, particularly escalated calls from lawyers, customers, record copy services, etc.

Job Responsibilities
  • Determines HIPAA compliance and release of information to service provider. Oversees the HIPAA disclosure database.
  • Provides customer service for incoming phone calls and handles escalated calls.
  • Responsible for submitting requirements for documents to Manager for review. Notifies Service Provider to produce required documents accordingly.
  • Ensures correct preparation of responses to requestors, including the service fee invoice. Submits response to Manager for review and has records notarized before they are released.
  • Acts as coordinator between the Custodian of Records area and the Legal department and Privacy Office areas.
  • Negotiates with attorneys to avoid court appearances of pharmacists and gives telephone depositions if applicable.
  • Supports Custodian Records Manager in the formulation of new strategies, and ventures relating to Custodian of Records.
  • Interacts with lawyers, paralegals, records companies, oversight entities.
  • Applies WAG policies and procedures and SOX-related compliance policies recommends process improvements.

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED at least 2 years of legal experience (assisting legal document preparation, routine legal research, and data compilation in litigation, real estate, contracting).
  • Experience gathering, analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.
  • Experience evaluating information to determine compliance with standards, laws, and regulations.
  • Experience processing information (such as compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data).
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: opening a workbook, inserting a row, selecting font style and size, formatting cells as currency, using copy, paste and save functions, aligning text, selecting cells, renaming a worksheet, inserting a column, selecting a chart style, inserting a worksheet, setting margins, selecting page orientation, using spell check and/or printing worksheets).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Basic skill level in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: inserting, rearranging, hiding and deleting slides, navigating between slides, increasing list level, adding, centering and editing text, changing views, inserting a table or a note, moving objects, printing outline view and/or running a slide show).
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited ABA Paralegal Program with 3 years of recent legal experience or working as or with paralegals.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies or related field.
  • Certified Legal Assistant designation or have passed the Paralegal Advanced Competency Examination.
  • Experience with determining the release of information according to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Act of 1996.
  • Experience with project management (for example: planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives).
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Access (for example: opening a table in datasheet view, entering data, filtering data, creating a form, modifying a form layout, applying themes, running, sorting and saving queries, creating and formatting a report, changing report test, adding an image, printing labels, navigating through records, and/or exporting to Excel).

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