Nurse Paralegal

Houston, TX 77007

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Legal Job ID:: 131472 Pay Range: $60,000-85,000 / year

Job Description


Hiring for a Nurse Paralegal for a full-service law firm located in the Heights. 

This role primarily supports attorneys with a busy defense litigation practice with an emphasis on medical negligence and administrative matters. This is a hands-on position that requires collaboration with clients and employees of the firm.

  • Provides healthcare consultations and technical advice by investigating malpractice claims locating reliable, authoritative experts; preparing cases for trial. Support legal team by analyzing and summarizing medical records for clients, attorneys and experts.
  • Conduct medical journal research via Internet or through local libraries.
  • Abstract medical records, organize and prepare both outline and narrative summaries of the records for internal use and for presentation to the client.
  • Analyze medical records and billings to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the medical evidence including pre-existing or co-existing medical conditions. Prepare case analysis. Identify issues, omissions and discrepancies.
  • Identify and provide information regarding medical experts and physicians; coordinate medical expert deposition preparation.
  • Assist attorneys with medical evidence preparation and organization for hearing or trial.
  • Compose and type document production including case analysis memoranda for attorneys, outline and narrative summaries, and chronologies of medical records, correspondence, and reports.
  • Compile data for exhibits.
  • Conduct preliminary medical/legal research as necessary
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

  • Nursing degree required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in clinical practice and experience in a law firm consultant/legal department preferred.
  • Proficient understanding and utilization of medical terminology, anatomical drawings, laboratory tests, and medications. Possess thorough understanding of medical conditions to explain or illustrate a diagnosis. Proficient proofreading, redlining, and editing of documents. Must ensure accuracy, comprehension, and overall grammar and punctuation.
  • Has full understanding of HIPAA compliance. Understands and complies with all other related regulatory mandates.
  • Research, analytical, organizational and critical thinking skills required.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and knowledge and application of legal research tools (Westlaw).
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with court personnel, attorneys and their staff, clients, witnesses and outside vendors.

Job Type: Full-time

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in clinical practice.
  • Experience in a law firm/legal consultant/legal department preferred.


Meet The Recruiter

Ashley Craddick
Sr. Direct-Hire Recruiter

As a Senior Direct Hire Recruiter at Burnett Specialists, my focus is on finding top talent for administrative, clerical, HR, marketing, and legal positions.

I take pride in connecting exceptional candidates with great career opportunities. Whether you are seeking a new career challenge or have staffing needs within your organization, feel free to reach out to me. I am dedicated to providing exceptional recruiting services and look forward to hearing from you.

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