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Legal Nurse

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Providence, RI

Date Last Verified

Nov 14,2017

Posted on

Jul 03,2017
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Legal Nurse Duties: Perform a variety of functions to assist senior paralegals and attorneys in representing their clients fairly and efficiently, serving as a liaison between the Firm and the healthcare community and supporting the Medical team in medical-related litigation and related matters. Identify, organize and analyze pertinent medical records. Review medical records on new cases to determine if they meet intake criteria. Prepare a chronology, timeline or other summary of documentation in medical records. Conduct legal research on case law using WESTLAW and other appropriate law and/or medical libraries, databases, and on-line facilities. Identify causation issues related to medical device litigation. Compile and analyze medical reports; summarize medical documents. Draft or analyze medical portions of legal documents. Educate attorneys and clients regarding relevant medical issues. Complete special projects as requested.

Qualification and Experience

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and active Registered Nurse designation required; RN license must be in good standing. Paralegal certificate preferred. 3-5 years nursing experience in medical facilities and/or law firm required. General surgical and// hernia mesh experience required. Knowledge of medical terminology, diseases, treatment processes and other medical related issues. In-depth knowledge of legal research tools/programs, medical records, and MS Office suite. Strong analytical and communication skills; ability to maintain confidentiality. Exceptional attention to detail, ability to work independently and exercise sound judgement. Federal Court/Trial and claims experience preferred.

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Review:

"Good for Your Career, But Sometimes Feeling Underappreciated "

Current Employee - Reviewed on August 18, 2017

Reconsider how bonuses are determined and allocated. Take a hard look at how productive major partners are on a regular basis. I sometimes felt like individual high-ranking partners got too much credit for their teams' success and were rewarded in ways that didn't motivate everyone to do their best at all times.

Pros : I found the benefits package to be quite satisfactory compared to what I was offered by other local firms. For the most part, it was a physically pleasant environment in a nice area, and working here helped advance my career. After I left and applied for another job, I was told that having experience from here helped my resume stand out.
Cons : My base compensation was only average compared to what other people I knew were making - it seems like they justified this by mentioning the benefits package. A lack of accountability was a problem at times as well - it seemed like other people were always trying to pass work off onto me, which tended to lead to dissatisfaction when it came time to determine bonuses.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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