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Organization TypeLaw Firm
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Nurse Paralegal DUTIES: Support legal team by analyzing and summarizing medical records for clients, attorneys and experts. Conduct medical journal research via Internet or through local libraries. Abstract medical records, organize and prepare both outline and narrative summaries of the records for internal use and for presentation to the client. Analyze medical records and billings to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the medical evidence including pre-existing or co-existing medical conditions. Prepare case analysis. Identify issues, omissions and discrepancies. Identify and provide information regarding medical experts and physicians; coordinate medical expert deposition preparation. Assist attorneys with medical evidence preparation and organization for hearing or trial. Compose and type document production including case analysis memoranda for attorneys, outline and narrative summaries, and chronologies of medical records, correspondence, and reports. Compile data for exhibits. Conduct preliminary legal research as necessary.
Qualification and Experience
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Nursing required. 2-5 years of experience in clinical practice. Experience in a law firm consultant/legal department preferred. Proficient understanding and utilization of medical terminology, anatomical drawings, laboratory tests, and medications. Possess thorough understanding of medical condition to explain or illustrate a diagnosis. Proficient proofreading, redlining, and editing of documents. Must ensure accuracy, comprehension, and overall grammar and punctuation. Has full understanding of HIPAA compliance. Understands and complies with all other related regulatory mandates. Research, analytical, organizational and critical thinking skills required. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and knowledge and application of legal research tools (Westlaw). Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with court personnel, attorneys and their staff, clients, witnesses and outside vendors.
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