Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking the Director of Healthcare Risk Management. Reporting to the University’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the successful candidate will have broad experience in the medical malpractice field and a demonstrated record of professional liability claims management within an academic medical center environment.
Among the key dutes of this position are the following:
• Overall management of healthcare professional liability claims and litigation for Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS), the healthcare unit of Rutgers University, and its faculty practice plan. • Works effectively with senior management, physicians, other clinical practitioners, and attorneys to solve problems and provide appropriate advice. • Develops effective clinical loss prevention and educational programs to mitigate the frequency of adverse events. • Maintains an understanding of healthcare data privacy and security issues and environmental liability issues. • Supervises and trains healthcare risk management staff. • Ensures alignment with the University’s overall Risk Management program and coordination with the University’s Executive Director of Risk Management.
• Bachelor of Science Degree required
• Ten years’ experience in healthcare risk management, including professional liability claims/litigation management; including four (4) years of management experience in a health-related position comparable to RBHS; experience with multi-line risk management progress
• Experience in Clinical Loss Prevention and Patient Safety Training.
• Expert in the field of healthcare risk management, having broad knowledge of the healthcare industry.
• Must possess unquestioned integrity and ethics.
• Must have strong computer skills consisting of MS Office Suite.
• Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.
• J.D. Degree accompanied by material experience in healthcare risk management (as described under Requirements)
• Master of Science in Jurisprudence accompanied by material experience in healthcare risk management (as described under Requirements).
• Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and/or Associate in Risk Management designations.
• Insurance and/or Risk Management training under auspices of professional organizations such as Risk and Insurance Management Society or the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management. • Knowledge of the New Jersey Tort Claims Act • Knowledge of New Jersey case law related to medical malpractice litigation • Knowledge of the actuarial process and the information required for actuarial valuations for self-insurance and/or captive insurance risk financing models and commercial excess insurance placements • Ability to identify adverse clinical events that arise from negligence to seek and achieve early resolution of meritorious claims • Ability to direct claims and litigation management and to make appropriate decisions pertaining to the resolution of cases
Internal Number: 18ST2918
About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
As New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university-wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University ...Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates. Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
In 2016, Rutgers University established Rutgers Health as the clinical arm of the University that will, when fully implemented, include all the outward-facing clinical care elements throughout Rutgers. As these elements come together, Rutgers Health will take its place as one of the largest academic health care provider organizations in the nation, benefiting many hundreds of thousands of patients. And unlike most academic health systems, which focus solely on traditional fields such as surgery, cardiology, and oncology, Rutgers Health will also support dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistants, and clinical psychology, as well as social work and student health services, and other health professions.
In 2018, RBHS concluded a public-private partnership with RWJBarnabas Health to jointly operate a world-class academic health system dedicated to life-changing research, clinical training of tomorrow’s workforce, and high-quality health care for all. RWJBarnabas and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences have officially aligned as New Jersey’s health care and higher education leaders to increase access to care and reduce health care disparities, fundamentally changing health care in New Jersey and beyond. RWJBarnabas Health will invest $100 million initially, and then more than one billion dollars over 20 years, to expand the education and research mission of the integrated academic health system.