Legal Specialist

  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
  • Rochester, MN, USA
  • Nov 08, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

When you’re a part of Mayo Clinic, diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.


Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!


Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.

The Legal Specialist is responsible for initiating and producing complex work at a high level of competence in one or more areas of law in support of attorneys and/or clients. Work product is self-directed and requires significant independent judgment and discretion. Advanced knowledge and understanding of practice areas, processes, procedures, rules and regulations is required. The specific duties of the Legal Specialist may vary based on department needs. Subject matter areas may include but are not limited to general health law; business/corporate transactions; employment law; drugs and devices; billing compliance; fraud and abuse; scope of practice and professional licensure related regulatory work. The Legal Specialist provides leadership and is considered an expert in one or more areas of law; educates and updates clients/departments on specific legal topics; and may take the lead on significant projects. The Legal Specialist in this position will have a primary focus on general health law and health care regulatory compliance issues. The Legal Specialist will be expected to perform complex legal research on matters related to provider scope of practice; controlled substance prescribing; fraud, abuse and waste; CMS, DEA and FDA regulations and guidance, among others. Health law regulatory work experience is strongly preferred.


*This position is a combination of remote and onsite support work. Individual must live within driving distance to one of the Mayo Clinic sites.


**Cover letter and Resume are required for application consideration. Qualified candidates will meet one of the following education requirements: a four-year degree and a paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association (ABA) certified program; a bachelor’s degree from an ABA-approved paralegal educational program; or a J.D. degree. Five years of relevant legal experience required. A J.D. degree may be substituted for required experience. A bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of relevant legal experience, including at least 3 years of senior-level paralegal experience, may be substituted for all previously-noted requirements. Completion of PACE (Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam), other professional designations (advanced certification in specific practice area), or a Master's degree preferred. Completion of the Mayo Clinic Project Management Course or equivalent preferred. Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.