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Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Legal Nurse Consultant
About the Job
Insurance defense firm in Downtown Pittsburgh seeks an experienced Legal Nurse Consultant. This is an in-house position and at least 3 years of defense experience is preferred. Candidates must be very organized and detail oriented as this is a high volume practice. Excellent communication skills are a must as there is a great deal of client contact involved. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K and life insurance.
Duties include, but not limited to the following: *Supports healthcare providers and organizations by completing investigations for attorneys; Provides medical records information by completing initial review and liability assessment; identifying health care providers; preparing releases and letters to obtain complete medical records, x-rays, and billings; organizing, chronologically summarizing, analyzing, and indexing medical records and billings; preparing a timeline of events; transcribing handwritten chart/record notes; preparing tables, charts, and graphs of data; recommending and preparing documents for review by the expert advisory panel. * Identifies potential medical personnel/witnesses by deciphering names from medical documents; locating important witnesses; suggesting list of deponents; summarizing depositions; reviewing and assisting attorney in preparation of preliminary and final witness lists. * Identifies medical experts by recommending areas of expertise to be consulted; obtaining and providing a list of potential experts; locating specifically named experts (defense); researching backgrounds of experts; obtaining curriculum vitaes; interacting with experts; preparing documents for review by experts; maintaining reference notebook on experts. Assisting experts with their reports and case deadlines. * Completes medical research by utilizing personal knowledge, experience, reference library, and internet; defining and interpreting medical language; defining and interpreting medical procedures; defining and interpreting medical-hospital/office policies. * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. * Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Skills/Qualifications: Nursing Knowledge & Skills, Hospital Environment, Procedural Skills, Informing Others, Verbal Communication, Writing Skills, Documentation Skills, Functional and Technical Skills, Perspective, Use of Medical Technologies