Serve as an expert resource regarding clinical healthcare legal issues, interpretation of state and federal statutes and regulation and potential legal and safety risks and ramifications of healthcare decisions and actions
Collaborate with the Patient Safety department in the identification and investigation of patient adverse events
Coordinate the Patient Safety CARe process: including investigation of patient safety adverse events, preparing providers to do disclosure of investigation results to patients and families and collaborating with our Captive Insurer to work toward resolution
Collaboration with providers to promote patient safety
Prepare and submit mandated reports to state and federal agencies and, when applicable, coordinate with external agency investigations.
Develop and present educational programs to medical, professional and technical staff on issues of professional liability and clinical and enterprise risk awareness and mitigation
Develop policies to insure compliance with state and federal healthcare laws and regulations
Work with retained counsel on matters of investigation, discovery and trial preparation of lawsuits.
Serve on committees throughout the Baystate Health organization to promote the health of our communities with quality and compassion
Preferred Work Experience:
BS or BA in a health-related field or equivalent experience required, Masters or a JD degree is preferred but not mandatory.
Previous healthcare risk management or professional liability experience preferred.
Nursing experience preferred, however related healthcare experience will be considered.
Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Professional Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) certifications preferred but also not mandatory
Baystate Health’s risk managers are an integral member of the healthcare team. As the Risk Manager, you will be responsible for identifying potential losses to the organization, both clinical and enterprise; developing and maintaining appropriate loss prevention policy and strategy
Skills and Competencies: Basic computer, writing, presentation and analytical research skills
Education: Bachelor of Science (Required)
Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: R1266
About Baystate Health
Baystate Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving a population of more than eight hundred thousand people in western Massachusetts. It is one of the largest health systems in New England with over 12,000 employees, five hospitals and over 100 medical practices. Baystate Health is the home of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, the only regional campus of the Commonwealth’s public medical school. Baystate Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region and has the only pediatric and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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