Administrative Assistant

TARA SMALLWOOD


Phone: (727)235-8067/Email: tara_smallwood@hotmail.com


 


Records Paralegal, Legal Assistant/File Clerk with eight years law office experience, primarily nursing home, personal injury and medical malpractice. 


Office and computer skills: include typing, filing, administrative support;


Microsoft Office applications: including Excel, Word, and Outlook; Pathways, ADP, Reynolds and Reynolds, Velo, Windows Vista, XP and Client Profiles. 


Detail oriented and team player with a strong work ethic.


 


EMPLOYMENT


 


2013-2016       Records Paralegal/Paralegal Asst. – Health Care Navigator


                        Tampa, FL



  • Receive and approve/deny medical records requests according to statute and HIPAA

  • Creating and sending out letters and invoices to those requesting medical records

  • Ordering records from facilities and storage and sending them out to requestor

  • Opening and managing all files for pre-suit cases both hard copy and in the computer system

  • Scanning and organizing medical charts

  • Keeping logs of all incoming and outgoing original medical charts

  • Organizing and redacting personnel files


 


6 mo-2012       Customer Service – First American Title


                        Clearwater, FL



  • Worked with the banks and refinanced mortgages


 


2008-2012       Paralegal Assistant/File Clerk – Mancuso & Dias, P.A.


Tampa, Florida



  • Kept Pleadings and Correspondence Jackets updated and maintained for every case

  • Assisted Attorneys and Legal Assistants with pleadings and letters to opposing counsel and Court

  • Assisted all paralegals with case projects, copying files, redacting, keeping logs of medical charts and files, creating folders for cases and opening new case files

  • Put together, organized and made binders for original medical charts for all cases

  • Copied and sent out packets of medical charts and Non-Party records to experts

  • Scheduled conferences between Attorney and experts for preparation and consultation of records for deposition


 


2002-2008         Administrative Assistant/Payroll/Accounts Receivable - Autoway Lincoln Mercury


                        Clearwater, Florida



  • Maintained files and phone work at car dealership

  • Figured numbers on estimates for payroll and made calls to insurance companies for Accounts Receivables

  • Did Accounts Payable for shop

  • Worked with insurance companies and customers researching files


 


 


 


 


 


EDUCATION


 


2008-2015         I have an A.A. degree and an A.S. and Bachelor degree in Paralegal Studies and graduated from St. Petersburg College in December 2015. 


 


 


References upon request


  


 

  • ID#: 104813
  • Location: Clearwater, FL , 33765

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