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.
Full Time (40 hours) per week, or Part Time
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 skills
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