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.
- 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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.