Medical Legal Partnership Coordinator - #196516

Missoula County Partnership Health Center

Date: 06/08/2022 06:30 AM

City: Lolo, Montana

Salary: $2,156 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!

Partnership Health Center (PHC), 2019 and 2022 winner of the Employer of Choice Award for Missoula, and 2022 winner of the Montana Employer of Choice Award, offers impeccable, integrated services to over 16,000 individuals and families. A 7-site, co-applicant Federally Qualified Health Center with Missoula County, PHC fulfills its mission through the provision of a full range of primary care services - medical, dental, behavioral health, and an on-site pharmacy with a dedication to attending to the social determinants of health.


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Coordinates Partnership Health Center’s (PHC) Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) - a unique collaboration between medical and behavioral health providers and legal partners in the community. Responsibilities include coordinating direct legal services for patients, developing collaborative partnership between PHC staff, community members, the legal community, and the MLP Advisory Board.


(The following are intended to illustrate typical duties; they are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Works with multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers, legal services professionals, and community organizations to improve access to legal services for PHC patients and the Missoula community. Assists with developing and maintaining a list of pro-bono attorneys and connecting them with opportunities to meet civil legal needs of PHC patients.

Supports the MLP Advisory Board, including but not limited to planning, taking and distributing minutes, and staffing committee meetings. Assess needs of MLP program and works with board committee to recruit board members with needed skills.

Meets with patients to discuss their civil legal concerns that may impact their health and directs them to the appropriate resources. Acts as a liaison between patients, legal service resources PHC’s contracted attorney and pro-bono attorneys.

Coordinates and participates in presentations and trainings for PHC staff and other community partners on identifying and addressing health-harming legal needs or social factors affecting health.

Assists with refining the MLP’s workflows, program policies and procedures. Creates data collection tools for tracking outcomes and program evaluation. Works with relevant PHC staff on data analysis. Assist with translating evaluation outcomes to needed program changes. Tracks and refines systematic reporting.

Identifies and implements strategies for improvingaccess to legal services for PHC patients and the community This may include organizing specialized legal fairs comprised of volunteer or policy work to create more equitable systems.

Performs administrative activities including correspondence with sponsoring institutions, event planning and data collection; attend meetings as relevant and as assigned. Performs literature reviews, gathers, and compiles a variety of materials and information; develops and disseminates materials in various formats including print and electronic. May help prepare grant applications related to the MLP.

OTHER DUTIES: Performs other work as required or directed.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

EDUCATION: Requires an Associate’s degree in paralegal studies or a Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degrees best suited to this position include sociology, criminology and political science or legal studies.

EXPERIENCE: None. Experience working in a social justice and/or a healthcare organization desired. Work or volunteer experience with basic health needs, the impact of social determinants, and the healthcare disparities affecting the care of children and individual patients desired.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safely of any person.


Works primarily in an office setting. Requires occasional medium lifting up to 25 lbs (ex: audio visual equipment, written materials). The employee may risk exposure to communicable diseases. Weekend and evening work will be required with some regularity. Occasional travel to meetings may be required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.56 per hour

Work Location: One location

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