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Years of Experience
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Legal Nurse DUTIES: Obtains, reviews, analyzes, and summarizes medical records and other pertinent medical and legal documents related to case medical facts or deviations from standards of care. Identifies additional sources for obtaining medical records. Organizes, tabulates and indexes medical records and prepares medical chronologies. Researches and integrates relevant medical and nursing literature in support of the medical facts and issues of a case. Selects and organizes literature to be used at trial and assists attorneys with preparation of trial exhibits. Identifies, locates, interviews, and evaluates potential experts and sends expert packages to parties for review. Maintains an expert database and researches opposing counselâ€™s experts. Schedules meetings and depositions and assists attorney in maintaining scheduled dates. Performs clerical duties such as typing and filing to the extent required to produce work product or assure proper organization of case files. Enters billable time into computer on a daily basis. Meets a minimum billing requirement of 140 hours per month (1680/year). Performs non-billable functions, including but not limited to, participating on strategic committees, assisting in seminar development, assisting with production of presentations, mentoring and training new employees. Ensures all functions are performed in exact accordance with applicable client guidelines. Remains flexible and open to requests for support or assistance outside of the scope of this job description and to other duties as directed by the Management team.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelors or better. Registered Nurse. Work experience in a clinical setting. Knowledge of medical principles and practices in order to assume responsibility of interpretation of medical literature and providing medical expertise at a level normally acquired through completion of a bachelorâ€™s degree from an accredited school or college of nursing. Knowledge of legal principles and practices in order to assume responsibility of providing support for attorney team members in case management and information gathering at a level normally acquired through completion of a certified paralegal or legal nurse consulting education. Demonstrated organizational, prioritization, and attention to detail skills to allow for timely, effective, and accurate performance of job duties. Ability to demonstrate impeccable integrity in confidential matters. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and to provide or obtain information with ordinary courtesy, diplomacy and tact. Accurate typing ability of 45 wpm and comprehensive computer and office equipment experience.
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