• Claims Analyst

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(11/27/2018 1:49 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Bring Your Passion to the Forefront:

    Claims Analyst (Legal Affairs) 


    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, UChicago Medicine. The Legal Affairs Department currently has an opportunity for a Claims Analyst to support in house Counsel by initiating and maintaining litigation and claim files, assisting with discovery requests from outside counsel, and drafting case reports for consideration by hospital liability committees at UChicago Medical Center. 


    Job Summary


    In this role and under the general direction of the Associate General Counsel, the Claims Analyst is responsible for initiating and maintaining the litigation files, assisting outside counsel with discovery requests, coordinating and participating in witness meetings with outside counsel, attending and participating (including preparation of case summaries) in claim related committees such as the Medical Liability Committee, answering third party discovery requests and other projects as directed. The Claims Analyst will also assist in managing data for the Office of Legal Affairs.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities

    • Practices service pride philosophy when speaking with employees, patients, visitors and physicians
    • Answers UCH discovery on assigned claims and litigation files
    • Prepares cases for legal action and secures evidence and documentation
    • Confers with attorneys, adverse parties, court officials, doctors, nurses and other staff as necessary about issues relating to claims and litigation cases
    • Interviews witnesses to obtain relevant information for claims and litigation. Locates and reviews medical records as part of discovery
    • Develops, organizes and maintains historical library for purpose of answering discovery requests
    • Opens, maintains and closes litigation files
    • Reviews attorney lien letters to begin the investigation of the case and compiling facts relating to the claim
    • Coordinates responses to subpoenas for records, including determining appropriate response
    • Prepares various write-ups and summaries for cases on committee agendas
    • Prepares case summaries for defense counsel within 10 days of request
    • Attends Medical Liability Committee (MLC) and prepares case summaries
    • Performs other duties as requested by senior management
    • Assist in entering accurate and complete claims data from litigation files and occurrence reports
    • Retrieve and analyze data to support the function of legal affairs

      You'll thrive in this position if you: 

    • Deliver Results – you identify issues, problems and opportunities, and recognize the need for improvement. You work with others to develop a sense of common purpose, understand different perspectives on issues, gathers and examines information available. You generate alternatives - Create relevant options, including financial and resource implications, for addressing problems and opportunities. You select appropriate action - Formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. You commit to implementation and work with a sense of urgency and a bias for action to implement the decision.
    • Embrace Change – you treat change and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; identifies the benefits and risks of change. You quickly modify behavior to deal effectively with changes; remains effective during times of ambiguity and uncertainty. You honor the need in others to ask questions; helps others overcome resistance.
    • Communicate with Impact – you focus on the message of others, provide undivided attention, and defer judgment. You convey messages logically, simply, and with confidence. You check for understanding by asking questions, seeking clarity and responding accordingly 


    • Bachelor’s degree with Paralegal Certificate and three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a paralegal, legal assistant or risk manager in a law firm, hospital legal office or insurance company or
    • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) to (7) years’ experience as a legal assistant or risk manager in a law firm, hospital legal office or insurance company
    • Will consider candidates with more than five (5) years’ experience in lieu of B.S. degree
    • Medical background, such as nursing, medical technologist or experience in medical claims handling required
    • At least three (3) years computer experience needed
    • Requires knowledge of computer technology with ability to generate reports and charts
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and demonstrated analytic ability, professional manner, familiarity with medical procedures and terminology, ability to work independently
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are imperative   

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront


    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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