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Medical Legal Administrative Assistant- Per Diem - Social Work Department

Job ID 00754825 Location Gracie Square Hospital
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New York, New York


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Medical Legal Administrative Assistant - Per Diem - Social Work Department

At Gracie Square Hospital, now is an exciting time of growth and change, providing numerous opportunities to make a big impact on both our future and yours. As a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare system, we have an unwavering commitment to excellence and are always looking for ways to improve. And it’s dedication like this that drives our success as New York City’s premier provider of inpatient behavioral health services. Pursue the following position, and join us in taking our hospital – and your career – to the next level.Essential Functions:

  • Serves as a liaison between the New York Mental Hygiene Legal Service and the GSH clinicians
  • Provides records and other information, as requested, in accordance with established laws, policies and procedures
  • Assists in reviewing and responding to medical-legal inquiries, in accordance with established laws, policies and procedures
  • Assists with the preparation of legal paperwork for patient transfers and court appearances
  • Serves patients with legal documents (i.e. subpoenas, summonses), as required
  • Coordinates court appearances for patients and provides notification to all appropriate parties, as required and as requested by patient
  • Records receipt of and tracks 3-day letters. Follows up with treatment team staff prior to end of the 72-hour period
  • Tracks court ordered retentions
  • Reviews census daily, records and tracks all new 9.37 and 9.39 involuntary patients and dates of status expiration
  • Educates and provides support to hospital staff regarding the completion of paperwork to be used in patient transfer and other proceedings
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the NYS Mental Hygiene Law and Office of Mental Health (OMH) regulations pertaining to patient rights and legal proceedings
  • Coordinates and maintains a legal status tracking system and filing system
  • Performs related duties, as required

Preferred Criteria

  • Previous healthcare experience working in a behavioral health setting
  • Paralegal experience is a plus

Required Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (i.e. Word, Excel)
  • Excellent communication and organization skills

    Join a hospital where employee engagement is at an all-time high. Enjoy competitive compensation along with benefits such as tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and financial planning assistance. Start your life-changing journey today.

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