Summary: The nurse paralegal assists attorneys and other legal staff in performing their job, enhances attorney effectiveness by providing medical knowledge and expertise to the handling and evaluation of a case. The nurse paralegal performs a variety of tasks, including preparation of medical chronologies and summaries, performing medical research, and assisting in preparation for depositions, mediations, hearings, and trials.

Employment Status: Full Time (40 hours) per week, or Part Time

Minimum Qualifications: 4 year degree and B.S. – Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing; Active Nursing License for the State of North Carolina.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; i.e., Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Minimum typing speed of 50 wpm
  • Knowledge of NetDocs (DOCs Management) and Elite helpful
  • Providing support of a medical nature for attorneys/staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent client service or interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle conflicting priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Ability to manage/meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, using initiative in all aspects of assignments
  • Keen observation skill

Expectations:

  • Regular attendance 5 days per week (unless alternate schedule is approved) – consistently on time
  • Accuracy of work product
  • Aspire to record 100 or more billable hours per month

Essential Functions:

The position of nurse paralegal may involve some or all of the following duties:

  • Record daily billable time in time and billing system
  • Review, organize and prepare medical and event chronologies or summary of medical care, utilizing computer and other available resources
  • Update chronologies as new records are received
  • Locate expert witnesses – nurses, physicians, ancillary personnel, and interview them about their care, treatment, and opinions
  • Communicate with opposing counsel, co-counsel, clients, insureds, expert witnesses, court personnel, and others, to facilitate progress of cases
  • Perform medical research on relevant issues
  • Analyze pharmacy records for consistency of provider and complaint
  • Analyze medical bills for providers and treatments consistent with chief complaints and for the cause of the action
  • Preparation of deposition summaries
  • Assist with preparations for hearings/mediations/trials, including preparation of trial notebooks
  • Assist attorneys at trial – may involve out of town or out of state travel
  • Resource to attorneys and staff for medical issues, deciphering handwriting, answering questions, etc.
  • Draft case status reports
  • Communicate with vendors regarding copying, preparation of exhibits, imaging, etc.
  • Any other related tasks that may be assigned by Management or supervising attorneys.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hrwilmington@cshlaw.com.