Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for a Risk Manager for the Office of Risk and Claims Management. The Risk Manager will be responsible for identifying areas of risk and loss prevention throughout the hospital and outpatient settings and will work closely to assess the risk, analyze the risk utilizing data analysis, assist with the development of risk mitigation plans, and provide data to key leaders to advise and mitigate the risk. The Risk Manager is responsible for developing and implementing plans to mitigate risk issues through proactive response planning, incident management plans, education, and assisting with the facilitation of process improvement across the system. The Risk Manager is responsible for conducting a thorough investigation of all potential claims, including medical record reviews, interviews, and meetings. Risk Managers are expected to be on call 24/7 on a rotating schedule (approximately one week per month) to provide risk advice as needed. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
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Develops the organizations risk management program to meet the strategic goals of the organization while complying with all applicable laws and standards.
Oversees the implementation of all aspects of the operating risk function including processes, tools, and systems used to measure the business line operating risk.
Identifies exposures and makes recommendations to minimize the organization’s risk.
Serves as a resource for capturing and reporting monthly data on department or unit risk trends with analysis and benchmarking.
Assists in identifying, assessing, and reporting potential risks with early and proactive intervention in an effort to mitigate risk.
Partners with Claims Management to identify potential claims and conduct a thorough and detailed investigation.
Participates in the development and advancement of data analysis tools.
Assists with develop and maintaining risk policies and procedures across the organization.
Proactively educates medical staff, nursing, ancillary departments, house staff, and administration on risk issues while recognizing industry liability trends.
Facilitates the review, analysis coding, investigation, and distribution of safety events with the risk management team.
Assists in the development and implementation of clinical incident and crisis management plans.
Partners with Patient Relations in responding to patient grievances.
Provides clinical risk consultation regarding policy and procedures interpretation.
Participates in various committees throughout the organization to evaluate various risks and develop process improvement plans as necessary.
Facilitates and partners with various hospital departments.
Develops risk mitigation programs for high risk departments in an effort to mitigate overall risk for individuals and the institution.
Position Qualifications Include:
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required.
Master’s degree in Nursing or a Juris Doctorate is preferred.
At least three years of risk management experience desired.
At least 10 years of clinical work in the healthcare industry is required.
National clinical/risk certification is desired.
Familiarity with a RMIS system is strongly desired.
Strong data collection, analysis, and reporting skills required.
Strong interviewing skills required.
Proficient in designing and producing high quality reports and presentations.
Ability and desire to function collaboratively as a team as well as an individual contributor.
Analytical and problem solving skills required.
Ability to process, review, and triage multiple demands, with the ability to shift priorities as needed.
Leadership acumen and experience strongly preferred.
Approachable, positive, energetic, and proactive with excellent ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Committed to accountability, hard work, process improvement, and excellence.
Ability to provide on call coverage on a rotating basis.
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.
Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.
Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.
For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
Internal Number: 2019-2645
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