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SHERRI STEWART RN, MJ, BSN, CLNC

sherristewartTX@gmail.com 940.736.4261 www.linkedin.com/in/sherristewarttx

~ CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST ~


Dedicated healthcare professional, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with
advanced legal education and 20+ years of clinical experience. Reliable team
member offering a comprehensive body of knowledge as a Clinical Risk
Manager.
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Accomplished Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Clinical Documentation Specialist, Medical
Record Analyst and Compliance-Risk Professional with a combined 20+ years of medical/legal
experience
Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Masters Degree Law, Health Law & Compliance including Legal
Research & Writing, Case Analysis, Healthcare Administration, Privacy & Security, Risk
Management, Business & Finance, Regulation & Policy, Statutory Guidance, Case Law
Analysis, Disclosure
Comprehensive understanding inner workings of daily healthcare including, staffing, delegation,
licensing boards, business associates, vendor contracts, managed care, policy & procedure,
clinical guidelines, expected outcomes, quality initiatives, patient safety goals, incident reporting,
risk prevention
Advanced Knowledge of the Litigation Process, Pre Litigation Investigation of Adverse Events,
Legal Terminology, Legal Analysis, Legal Research & Writing, Legal Theory, Depositions, Civil
Procedure, Chapter 74 (Texas), the Federal Rules of Evidence, Discoverable/non Discoverable,
strategy
Experienced in identifying improvement opportunities to prevent claims/lawsuits, educate and
communicate healthcare facts and issues resolution, defense, and initiatives to prevent recurrence
of potential weaknesses in practice
Clinical expertise includes, but not limited to: Critical Care, Cardiology, Pacemaker, Defibrillator,
Pre/Post-Surgical Care, Congenital Defects, Trauma, ECMO, Sepsis, Shock, Advanced Life Support,
Advanced Pediatric Life Support, Neurologic injures
CORE COMPETENCIES
Legal and Regulatory Compliance
Investigation
Litigation Support
Contracts/Licensure
Claims Management
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Legal Theory
Clinical Risk Management
HIPAA
EDUCATION
2013
Chicago, IL
2007
Chicago, IL

Medical Records Analysis


Medical Billing & Coding
Public Speaking, Presentation
Medical-Legal Investigation
ADR, Mediation
Standard of Care
Root Cause Analysis
Legal Terminology
Case Strategy
Case Analysis

Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) Health Law


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN)
Kaplan University Honors: Summa cum laude

Sherri Stewart RN MJ BSN CLNC


Associate Degree in NursingRegistered Nurse

1992
Gainesville, TX

North Central Texas College-Honors: Phi Theta Kappa

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION


1992 Current, Active
2015 Current

Registered Nurse, Texas


Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014 to Present

SS Legal Nurse Consulting


Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)
Consultant to attorneys providing expert analysis of the medical record supporting all phases
of the litigation process, plaintiff and defense

Cases include, long term care, personal injury, insurance defense, product liability, medical
malpractice, family law, custody conflict, wrongful death

Comprehensive analysis of the medical record, organizing, summarizing, comparing claims to


facts within the medical record

Providing an informed opinion on medical issues related to negligence, causation,


damages/injuries defining the deviations and adherences to the applicable standards of care

Researching medical literature, guidelines and standards, statutes, regulations, and case law
as related to the facts and issues of the claim

Creating detailed, relevant medical chronologies, linking to pages within the medical record,
providing the attorney quick reference in an easy, at-a-glance format

Producing brief to comprehensive case summaries

Screening cases for merit offering an objective, well-versed opinion

Locating, retaining, interviewing, preparing medical expert witnesses, acting liaison,


maintaining a database of medical experts, nursing experts and other consultants

Contributing to discovery, interrogatories, and trial preparation, deposition/trial questions,


expert and fact witness preparation, exhibit conception and design

Additional Legal Skills include: draft pleadings, create motions, e-filing, court process and
procedure, jurisdictional requirements, appellate procedure, demand letters, draft responses
for various legal documents and correspondence for attorney signature

2013 to 2015
Cook Childrens Medical Center
Ft. Worth, TX
Supervisor, Clinical Documentation Improvement
Management responsibilities of 3 Registered Nurses
Successfully established and managed a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program
significantly improving the quality of the medical record & coding accuracy leading to
revenue recovery exceeding 12 million in first two years

Executed concurrent, retrospective, and targeted reviews of the complete medical record
from admission to discharge for quality of care, severity of illness, and risk of mortality

Collaborated with risk management when medical record review revealed potential risk

Reviewed monthly hospital mortalities for complete and accurate documentation

Designed, implemented, and evaluated policy & procedure

Analyzed monthly hospital mortalities for targeted data analysis, complete, accurate, clear
documentation and severity of illness, hospital acquired conditions, quality, compliance
standards

Project lead validating the creation of complete and accurate documentation templates for
specialty providers during EMR implementation

Collaborated with multiple departments preparing and conducting quality and/or risk
assessments maintaining a constant state of survey readiness

2007 to 2013
Denton, TX

Sherri Stewart RN MJ BSN CLNC


Cook Childrens Physicians Network
RN, Pediatric Cardiology, Patient Safety Officer

Served as chief RN & clinic safety officer for off-site pediatric specialty clinic, performing EKGs
w/ analysis, exercise stress testing, defibrillator/pacemaker check, & tilt table studies

Provided comprehensive patient care for patients with cardiac issues including, complex
congenital heart defects, arrhythmias, internal cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers, pre and
post-surgical repair, post heart transplant, and EKG athletic screenings

Developed organizational system cataloging patients affected by defibrillator recall

Conducted academic research, organizing & outlining articles for provider as expert witness

2002 to 2007
Dallas, TX

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital


RN, Special Care Transition Nursery

RN, acting charge RN in fast paced admission nursery, averaging 500 births per month, working
closely with medical providers and multidisciplinary team members to ensure safe, comprehensive
pediatric and neonatal patient care for infants in the first hours of life

Recognized by colleagues and providers for precision assessments, clinical skills and medical
knowledge

1992 to 1997
Ft. Worth, TX

Cook Childrens Medical Center


RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Functioned as a Critical Care Registered Nurse for busy level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Responsible for comprehensive assessments, interventions, ventilation management, critical care


monitoring, and lifesaving measures for critically ill infants
PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS

Methodical attention to detail, defining patterns & connections

Critical thinking & logical analysis

Design & deliver presentations to any group regardless of size or rank

Able to analyze simple-to-complex medical data creating charts, tables, and graphs

Prioritization & multi-tasking

Positive, witty, outgoing, friendly personality, blending easily with any group, any size

Professional judgment with high ethics & personal integrity

Strong, mature verbal communication skills

Training & Development

Advanced user of MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access & Outlook

Advanced user Dropbox File Sharing & Adobe Premier

In depth understanding of commonly EMR and commonly used database applications

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Active Member-National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC )

Active Member-American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)

Member Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)