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Manager Medical Paralegal Social Security Disability Adjudicator

De Soto, Missouri, 63020, United States
October 08, 2016

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Evelyn V. Knapp 573-***-****

Career Summary: I am a candidate with excellent communication skills. I have extensive experience in research, analyzing data, and composing written reports. My prior experience has given me the opportunities to develop abilities to work in deadline-oriented environments, as well as build on my critical thinking and organizational skills. I am able to handle large volumes of confidential and adhere to confidentiality regulations. I am looking for a career with a company which will allow me the opportunity to grow professionally, expand my field of knowledge and experience, and allow me to utilize the skills and knowledge I already possess.

Professional Experience:

Disability Claims Adjudicator-Counselor III- MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

July 2001- June 2016

Processed Social Security Disability Benefits applications for children and adults received from the Social Security Administration

Sent requests and received records using e-filing system

Responsible for obtaining any, and all, medical records, school records, employment history with work task descriptions, and questionnaires to process assessments

Reviewed and analyzed evidence received and prepared necessary electronic assessment forms

Federal Security Clearance granted upon background check and finger printing process

Duties included:

oPerforming efficiently and organized in a deadline-oriented environment

oHaving a proficient knowledge and understanding of medical terminology and all human body systems

oMaintaining a professional attitude and composure while speaking with applicants, medical consultants, and medical records departments

oTyping summaries to support determinations made

oHandling writing appropriate correspondence to claimants regarding their applications

oHaving a proficient understanding and ability to utilize appropriate Social Security Administration Rules/Regulations during assessments and when making determinations

oHandling large volumes of confidential information

Paralegal- Missouri Attorney General’s Office

October 1997-June 2001

Assisted attorneys assigned to handle legal matters for the MO Ethics Commission

Responsible for researching data pertaining to the MO Ethics Commission and preparing comprehensive reports and exhibits for trial purposes

Assisted in the establishment of the MO Racial Profile Report system for tracking state-wide driving violations

Duties included:

oAssisting attorneys with additional tasks as needed

oManaged calendars consisting of deadlines for writing appropriate pleadings

oCommunicating with attorneys about current cases and documents needed to be completed

oCollecting and analyzing campaign finance reports filed by candidates for elective offices and prepared necessary complaints as needed

oFiling legal documents with the appropriate courts

oCollecting and analyzing data received from the State, County, and City Law Enforcement Agencies

oEntering data and formulating monthly MO Racial Profiling Reports

oHandling large volumes of confidential information

Medical Records Supervisor/Supply Clerk- Green Meadows Health Care-

August 1994-July 1997 (returned after extended maternity leave)

Responsible for maintaining medical charts for residents

Responsible for inputting resident information into computer data base

Maintained nursing and resident supply room

Responsible for inventory and ordering supplies

Participated in quarterly Care Plan meetings

Reviewing Med Tech’s charts to ensure proper physician medication orders documented

Duties included:

oPreparing resident charts upon initial admission and/or hospital returns; outside visits/events

oEntered resident information into data base for report completion

oResponsible for entering current physician orders into system for printing orders for charts

oOrdering supplies, placing barcodes on supplies and stocking supply room

oDevised system for placement of barcodes to track usage per individual residents

oResponsible for scanning individual barcodes for residents and reports prepared for billing purposes

oPrepared spreadsheets to document and analyze supply use, cost, etc.

oScanned inventory for ordering purposes

oOrdered necessary medical equipment as needed

oHandling large volumes of confidential information

Receptionist; Personnel Manager; Accounts Payable- Green Meadows Health Care-

September 1991-May 1994

Responsible for greeting visitors and providing a professional, positive first impression

Responsible for reviewing invoices, verifying services/products received, and entering data into APS

Responsible for running time clock print-out and entering employees’ hours worked into payroll system

Responsible for verifying each employees’ shift of work and entering pay differentials if warranted

Responsible for handling Unemployment Benefit an Workman’s Compensation claims

Responsible for answering any questions asked by applicant candidates

Duties included:

oGeneral off ice duties including answering the phones, typing, copying, and filing

oCalling vendors and dealing with any invoice discrepancies on an as needed basis

oRunning AP reports and Payroll reports to check for accuracy

oPrinting Payroll checks and final reports

oPrinting AP checks, mailing checks, and printing final AP reports

oMaking calls for references and prior employment checks during the hiring process

oRecommended possible new hires for Office Manager and Administrator reviews

oScheduled interview appointments

oCopying documents and prepared new hire packets

oAssisting the Office Manager and Accounts Receivable as needed

oHandling large volumes of confidential information


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

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