Community Health Systems Manager Risk Management in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Description:

The risk management, as part of the quality program objectives includes delivery of quality patient care, promotion of safety and reduction in medical errors. This objective can be met through information gathering and performance of clinical analysis, which are designed to identify patterns of patient care events that may lead to sub-optimal outcomes and identify areas where patient care needs improvement. The risk process can be defined as the identification, investigation, analysis and evaluation of risks and the selection of the most advantageous method of correcting, reducing, or eliminating identifiable risks. The risk management function also encompasses other organizational losses such as property loss, visitor injuries, and other non-patient care matters. The purpose of the hospital clinical risk management function is to coordinate and facilitate the activities to prevent and/or minimize losses associated with identifiable risks, and to minimize and prevent claims of general and professional liability against the hospital. In so doing, the loss prevention function focuses on and promotes patient safety.

Qualifications

Licensure: Holds a current license in the state of Indiana as a registered nurse preferred.

Education:

Minimum of a bachelor s degree in a health care related field.

Experience:

Three to four years health care related experience, preferably in hospital quality and/or risk management. Experience utilizing strong problem solving and research skills. Must have strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication, both written and verbal. Must be capable of working independently and autonomously. Working knowledge of computer systems, including EXCEL. Demonstrated knowledge of risk management principles and issues regarding patient safety. Candidate must demonstrate strong leadership qualities and function as an effective change agent. Must be able to communicate well with all levels of management, medical staff and employees. Must be able to function effectively under stressful conditions.

Job Knowledge & Skills:

The Risk Manager is the Patient Safety Officer. The Safety Officer has the responsibility of primary oversight of the facility-wide patient safety program S/he is responsible for the facility s risk management activities which include assisting with the management of general and professional liability claims against the facility, interfacing with defense legal counsel, interfacing with CHS Risk Management, Quality & Clinical Transformation and Legal Departments, administering the clinical risk management program on a day-to-day basis, managing and analyzing risk management data, facilitating systems analysis to promote & improve patient safety, conducting and facilitating risk management educational programs based upon availability and identified needs, and compliance with Joint Commission standards relating to risk management & patient safety. These responsibilities are performed at the direction of Director of Quality. The clinical risk manager participates in formulating policy or organizational changes but must seek advice and approval from higher authority for same.

Job: Risk Management

Organization: St. Joseph Hospital

Location: IN-Fort Wayne

Requisition ID: 1828857