One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $10.77 billion in 2018. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2019, ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 87,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 327 behavioral health facilities, 40 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.
The candidate that is chosen will support the Behavioral Health Division’s 300+ facilities of UHS nationwide.
The Senior Director of Risk Management is a key corporate position that provides consultation, direction, and oversight of risk management activities for the Behavioral Health Division of UHS. The position is multifaceted; providing administrative consultation, supervision, and direction to the Regional Risk Department staff when complex patient safety situations arise, and responds to such situations. The position is also a strategic role by serving as a member of the PsychSafe Patient Safety Organization Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSO PSES) Workforce - a federally listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The position directs organizational efforts in collection, management, and analysis of Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP). The position is responsible for the oversight of incident reports and probable claims within various database systems. The position supervises the performance of patient safety assessments of assigned facilities to ensure compliance with an internal source document directly impacting the care, safety, and welfare of each patient population served. Travel is moderate, as 25-50% of your time will be traveling to and supporting our facilities nationwide.
The successful Sr. Director of Risk Management will:
Provide risk related consultation and necessary resources in the implementation of risk reduction initiatives at the division level. Act as a resource for Regional Risk Managers, Senior Regional Risk Managers by effectively guiding and directing Regional Risk staff in conducting proper incident investigations as an opportunity to improve patient safety.
Provide direction and support to Regional Risk staff for research, design, development, implementation, and monitoring Patient Safety Advisories, resource policies, disseminating information regarding patient safety, such as recommendations, protocols, or information regarding best practices.
Effectively direct a department of 20+ FTEs
Produce monthly webinars on risk related topics and present at annual conferences
Participate in division level performance improvement and patient safety initiatives within the Corporate Patient Safety Council.
Directs, monitor, and analyze facility Performance Indicator results, serious adverse events, for the purposes of evaluating and trending to identify opportunities for improving patient safety at a division level.
Requirements for this position include:
At least ten years of experience in healthcare organization(s) with increasing responsibility in risk prevention and risk management with progressive achievement.
Clinical nursing degree and RN license required with knowledge of Behavioral Health healthcare facility operations, functions, and staffing requirements.
Knowledge of insurance and loss control theory and principles and procedures for the investigation and processing of professional liability/medical malpractice claims.
Master’s degree in Nursing or related healthcare field strongly preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of risk identification and prevention techniques. Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Knowledge of medical/professional staff by-laws and governing board issues.
Highly developed organizational, interpersonal, management and communication skills required.
Experienced presenter with strong skills in oral and written communication and proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
This position requires frequent travel to various UHS facilities nationwide
Corporate Benefit Highlights:
A diverse, challenging and rewarding work environment
Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
Psychiatric Nurse Residency Transition-to-Practice Program (Could earn 20 CEUs)
Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
If you would like to learn more before applying, please contact Scott Errickson, Program Director at Scott.Errickson@UHSinc.com and by phone at (484) 584-2725.