Legal Nurse Consultant

Legal Nurse Consultant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Legal Nurse Consultant to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze medical records to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the medical evidence including pre-existing or co-existing medical conditions;
  • Provide insight and medical opinion regarding the liability and cause of the patient’s injuries;
  • Research and summarize nationally recognized Standards of Care and Codes of Federal Regulation;
  • Identify issues, omissions and discrepancies with any records or bills;
  • Possess ability to thoroughly evaluate a medical condition and to explain or illustrate a diagnosis in legal terminology;
  • Case types include medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, birth injury, motor vehicle incident, slip and fall, etc;
  • Understand and utilize medical terminology, anatomical drawings, laboratory tests, and medications;
  • Summarize and prepare medical record summary/chronology reports for attorney-client review;
  • Work within time limitations for work product completion and submission for Quality Control review;
  • Comply with all related regulatory mandates, including a complete understanding of HIPAA requirements.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of ER/Critical Care, ICU, Trauma nursing experience preferred;
  • Prior experience authoring medical records summary reports a plus;
  • Active State RN License required;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe PRO/DC required;
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Certification (CLNC or ALNC or LNCC) preferred;
  • Legal Nurse Consultant experience preferred;
  • Nursing Degree required.