Paralegal 1 (DOH4190)
The Washington Medical Commission protects the public by assuring quality healthcare is provided by physicians and physician assistants (PA). The Medical Commission establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensure, consistent standards of practice, and continuing competency. We currently regulate about 32,000 licenses, more than 3,000 of which are PAs. Rules, policies, and procedures developed by the Medical Commission promote the delivery of quality healthcare to the people in Washington.
As a Paralegal 1, you will support the Medical Commission's Mission to protect the health and safety of the people in Washington by providing paraprofessional and technical expertise through the delivery of quality and timely legal services.
This position helps to improve patient safety through:
Improving timeliness of cases
Applying appropriate sanctions for misconduct
Working to ensure that open healthcare practitioner cases are handled within set timelines
Ensuring that Commission decisions comply with sanction guidelines
Graduation from an accredited paralegal program.
Two (2) years' working as a legal secretary or paralegal.
Experience with query and manipulation of a relational database.
Advanced abilities in the following:
Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Originally written composition: structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and self-editing
Internet research and navigation.
Note: Advanced abilities are defined as having extensive knowledge, the study of, or competence in the skills required to create a finished, professional level-work product in a timely fashion without assistance from others.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college.
Three years' experience as a legal secretary/assistant.