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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

Oct 17,2017

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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