Assists the Leader in coordinating functions and activities in the department. Conducts investigations regarding professional and general liability risk exposures and makes recommendations for loss prevention. Consults with attorneys, investigators and other hospital personnel on issues relating to Risk Management. Participates in system wide performance improvement activities. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesAdvises the Leader regarding pertinent issues and problems relating to risk issues in the operation of the hospital. Assists with the maintenance and revisions to the incident reporting system.Develops and provides Risk Management orientation and other educational services for personnel regarding risk issues as required by state statute.Investigates and reports to DOH all allegations of sexual misconduct as reported by patients, families or employees.Participates in claims management activities such as responding to requests for productions, interrogatories, etc.Prepares and/or assists in the preparation and presentation of periodic reports regarding Risk Management services and financial activities and other special reports.Provides information for evaluation and revision of hospital regulations, policies and procedures.Recommends and implements changes in potential and known risk exposures.Researches and maintains trending data on Risk Management issues and medical and nursing standards of care identified through incident report and patient grievances.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Bachelor's degree in Healthcare field preferred.Risk Management experience preferred.Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.Experience as a Quality Utilization Management reviewer beneficial.Knowledge of clinical nursing, negligence and/or insurance, risk management principles.Knowledge of Florida Statutes pertaining to Risk Management and Patient Safety, medical malpractice, nursing standards of care, HIPAA, EMTALA, and FDA/medical recalls.Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with internal and external customers.Ability to identify potential risk/quality issues and to analyze and prepare reports.Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful situations.
Minimum Job RequirementsActive Florida RN license required.State of Florida Healthcare Risk Manager License eligibility within 12 months in this position. Minimum 3 years of clinical nursing practice in acute care facility.Level II finger printing background required.