Elizabeth Potter

Nurse Paralegal, RN BSN, CCRN, LNCC

Education & Certifications

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1990

Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), 1995-Present

Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC), 2005-Present

Infant, Child, and Adult CPR, current

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, current

Montana State Nursing License, current

Wyoming State Nursing License, 1996-2003

Illinois State Nursing License, 1990-1996

 Professional Experience

BILLINGS CLINIC, Billings, Montana                   011/2003 –  02 / 2015

Staff Nurse – Intensive Care Unit                                                                                     

  • Provides prompt, accurate assessments and personalized care for diverse medical and surgical patient populations including general surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, pulmonary, cardiac, pediatric, and orthopedic patients.
  • Collaborates with nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals to provide high quality care.
  • Utilizes the hospital’s computer system for patient documentation, including the use of Cerner Software.

GENEX SERVICES, Las Vegas, Nevada          06/2008 – 03/2009

Nurse – Field Case Manager

  • Facilitated the achievement of client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, and resource management.
  • Communicated effectively with client, payer, primary care provider, and other service delivery professionals to ensure delivery of appropriate, timely, and cost effective medical care and disability management on high-risk accounts.
  • Coordinated delivery of high quality, appropriate medical services to injured workers to secure early return to works along with positive claims resolution.
  • Reviewed, researched, and analyzed medical records and other pertinent health care and legal documents for clients of insurance industry to assist with successful resolution of medical/legal matters.

DG NURSE CONSULTING, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona        2007 – Current [subcontractor status]

Legal Nurse Consultant – Nurse Reviewer

  • Reviewed, researched, and analyzed medical records and other pertinent healthcare and legal documents, including digital records.
  • Prepared summaries, chronologies, and timelines for personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
  • Assessed issues of damages and alternative causation within the medical/legal process.
  • Assisted in identifying appropriate professional references and experts pertaining to a case or claim.

R & G MEDICAL CONSULTANTS, INC., Peoria, Arizona              2002 – 10/2005

Legal Nurse Consultant – Team Leader and Nurse Reviewer

  • Reviewed, researched, and analyzed medical records and other pertinent healthcare and legal documents, including digital records.
  • Prepared summaries and chronologies for product liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice cases.
  • Assessed issues of damages and alternative causation within the medical/legal process.
  • Assisted in identifying appropriate professional references and experts pertaining to a case or claim.
  • Drafted legal documentation including memos and professional letters.
  • Facilitated communications with legal professionals for successful resolution in medical/legal matters.
  • Provided formal education (in-service and webinar formats) regarding the legal nurse consultant process, medical record review, and product liability case evaluation.
  • Utilized computer programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Excel, Adobe, and PowerPoint.
  • Served as a resource; evaluated nurse-generated documents for quality control and internal consistency.

WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER, Casper, Wyoming           1996 – 2003

Staff Nurse – Intensive Care Unit

  • Provided prompt, accurate assessments and personalized care for a diverse patient population including general surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, urological surgery, trauma, pulmonary, cardiac, and orthopedic patients.
  • Collaborated with nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals to provide high quality care.
  • Utilized the hospital’s computer system for patient documentation, including the use of Care Manager Software.
  • Mentored, educated and motivated new nurses; taught the critical care standards of nursing care and fostered the development of critical thinking skills.
  • Skilled in the role of Charge Nurse.
  • Served as AACN ambassador, acted as mentor and resource for current and future CCRNs.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HOSPITALS, Chicago, Illinois                   1990 – 1996

Staff Nurse – Surgical Intensive Care Unit

  • Provided prompt, accurate assessments and personalized care for a diverse patient population including transplant surgery, thoracic surgery, urological surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, and general surgery.
  • Worked effectively with other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide high quality care.
  • Collected research data for University of Chicago Hospitals and nationwide nursing and physician-directed research.
  • Collected research data, evaluated results, and formulated and implemented changes in nursing practice in collaboration with University of Chicago Skin Care Team leaders.
  • Participated in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, and burn unit internships.
  • Skilled in the role of Charge Nurse.
  • Trained new ICU nurses in critical care nursing standards and fostered development of critical thinking skills.
  • Nominated for James Queenan Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice in 1992 & 1995; runner-up in 1992.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Montana Nurses Association