nurse paralegal resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Highly qualified registered nurse with extensive clinical experience at Level I trauma centers working in both pediatric and adult ICU. Proven success in collaborating with multidisciplinary medical care teams including physicians, therapists, cases managers, social workers, transplant coordinators, pharmacists, and nutritionists. Proficient in analyzing and reviewing medical records, charting and documentation for discrepancies, errors, or deviations from policy, standard of care, or accreditation guidelines. Systematic and well-organized professional adept at managing competing priorities while completing multiple projects in a timely manner.

  • Inbound/outbound call center experience
  • Telephone intakes
  • Experience In educating staff, clients and patients
  • EMR / EHR
  • Remote work experience
  • HIPPA, CMS, JCOAH, etc.
  • Conversational Spanish -speaking proficiency
  • Documentation, charting, policies, guidelines, standards of care, compliance, medical malpractice/liability.
  • Utilizing, navigating, and maintaining Medical/legal databases including Pubmed, Uptodate, etc
  • Effectective educator, trainer, and medical consultant
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Epic, Citrix, and Carefusion software, etc
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Patient care plans
  • Collaboration and communication with interdisciplinary care teams
  • Strong clinical judgment and critical thinking
  • Acute, chronic, ICU and long term care expertise
Work History
Nurse Paralegal, 09/2018 - 01/2020
Jackson Nurse Professionals Claremont, NH,
  • Provided deposition and trial preparation support for medical malpractice litigation
  • Completed intakes for potential new clients by telephone as part of law firm call center
  • Inbound/outbound calls with referring attorneys, clients, expert witnesses, etc.
  • Scrutinized medical records for deviations from CMS, AAAHC, AAHHS, JCAHO standards
  • Created medical chronologies and timelines
  • Summarized medications, medical treatment, procedures, and general patient care
  • Evaluated case merit based on potential damages, medical errors, adherence to programmatic, institutional, and regulatory standards and guidelines
  • Communicated with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information via phone, email, and mail
  • Accurately handled data entry for hundreds of clients, and potential new clients, into "Needles" case management software
  • Researched medical literature, published guidelines, regulatory and accreditation standards, statutes, position statements and delivered analysis and assessments to relevant attorneys
  • Collected, drafted and maintained resources to provide comprehensive materials accessible to all firm lawyers
  • Responded to queries from lawyers and tracked queries to identify expertise and training needs
Registered Nurse CVICU, 08/2011 - 05/2018
Bristol Farms Palm Desert, CA,
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, therapists, pharmacists, transplant coordinators, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems
  • Utilized nursing process to develop comprehensive and patient specific plan of care in collaboration with multidisciplinary medical care team to meet patient needs
  • Provided daily bedside teaching and education for patients and family members on scheduled and PRN medications, labs/procedures/exams, plan of care, pain control, and invasive lines/tubes/drains
  • Presented patients daily in multidisciplinary rounds to discuss and develop patient specific plan of care and current progress, address concerns, and prioritize interventions to meet short and long-term goals and patient needs
  • Provided safe and effective care for pediatric patients with complex congenital heart defects pre- and post-operatively, UNOS listed status 7-1A, bridge to transplant, post-transplant, rejection, acute on chronic heart failure, cardiogenic/hypovolemic/septic shock, and unstable or life threatening arrythmias/dysrhythmias
  • Monitored and managed surgically and percutaneously implanted devices including Thoratec PediMag, HeartWare, Berlin Heart, Heartmate, and Impella 2.5
  • Monitored and accurately interpreted EKG/ECG/ST-changes and intervened, notified providers, began CPR, and administered emergency medications when appropriate
  • Assessed, documented, and safely managed intracardiac lines, epicardial pacer wires, PICC/NEOPICC, UVC/UAC, arterial lines, central lines, Broviac catheters, Vas catheters, chest tubes, abdominal drains, PD drains, foley catheters, NG/ND tubes, G-tube/buttons, and ostomies
  • Completed and maintained certification for BLS, PALS, ACLS and institutional certification to provide specialized care related to VA/VV ECMO, surgically implanted devices, CVVHD, therapeutic hypothermia, etc
  • Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, including treatment, medications and IVs administered, discharge instructions and follow-up care
Wine Manager, 01/2003 - 03/2011
Veterans Health Administration Montrose, CO,
  • Managed wine department and program for a large retailer with ove10,000 sq. ft. devoted to more than 5,000 individual wines.
  • Responsible for managing inventory, shrink, breakage, purchases, marketing, sales, and growth
  • Served as a fine wine consultant at corporate offices
  • Consulted and educated on all wine-related matters for staff, customers and clients.
  • Attended ongoing and comprehensive industry training, tasting events, business dinners, and met with industry reps and salesmen
  • Helped general management develop prices based on holding costs and gross profit.
Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit, 01/2008 - 08/2010
Baylor University Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Served as a rotating charge nurse on 16 bed CCU while carrying backup pager for Rapid Response Team.
  • Served as a preceptor for nursing students, new hires graduate nurses, and cross trained nurses from other ICUs.
  • Utilized the nursing process to develop and implement an individualized plan of care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary medical care team to meet patient needs.
  • Administered medications and treatment to patients and monitored responses while working with healthcare teams to adjust care plans.
  • Led teams in driving successful patient outcomes by prioritizing standard of care and best practices.
  • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
  • Followed all HCA ethical values and principles and adhered to HIPAA medical record regulations to promote patients' privacy.
  • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
  • Completed training, maintained certification, and proficient in management of surgically implanted and invasive devices such as intra-aortic balloon pumps, Impella 5.0, LVAD/RVAD/BIVAD, CVVHD, etc.
Bachelor of Science: Biology , Expected in 2005
University of North Texas - Denton, TX,
Status -
  • Member of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society
  • Minored in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, Expected in 2007
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Status -
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Registered Nurse, License #751822

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School Attended

  • University of North Texas
  • Baylor University

Job Titles Held:

  • Nurse Paralegal
  • Registered Nurse CVICU
  • Wine Manager
  • Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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