Regional Risk Officer - Executive Dimensions, LLC (Paducah, KY)
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 3:55 PM
The Regional Risk Officer (“RRO”) oversees, directs, and plans all aspects of risk management for Mercy Health Partners The RRO is responsible for a region-wide risk management program for Lourdes Hospital, Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital, Mercy Medical Associates, and all ancillary business entities and activities. Specific Risk Management Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to: (i) administering the risk management program on a day-to-day basis; (ii) managing and analyzing risk management data; (ii) promoting patient safety and quality care; (iv) identifying and minimizing loss exposures in order to protect the assets of MHP; (v) applying CHP programs of insurance to the MHP entities; (vi) conducting risk management educational programs; (vii) complying with risk management related standards of CHP, the Joint Commission, and other accrediting and regulatory agencies with the objective of enhancing patient safety including event management and patient communication; (viii) maintaining a key knowledge of claims against MHP entities; and (ix) assisting the CHP Claims Department and local Defense counsel with claim management, including case preparation and active involvement in litigation events. Job-Specific Responsibilities Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Oversight of the entire risk program for all facilities and entities in the region. Interface with facility CEOs and keep them updated on the potential risk exposure of various aspects of the regional businesses. Interface with Home Office Insurance and Claims Divisions, keeping them advised of potential risk exposures and actively participating in the claims management process. Responsibility for the following Administrative Functions: Coordinating interviews and depositions. Internal support to litigation counsel Corporate vehicle insurance verification Daily SafeCare review. Accumulate and distribute requested documentation and reports. Maintain close relationship with other regional risk officers to ensure coordination, standardization, and continuity of risk program. Works with other Regional Directors and Managers to enhance quality of patient care, reduce patient/visitor injuries, and minimize claims. Directs proactive efforts at loss prevention activities as necessary. Manages the productivity and efficiency of the risk program. Reports to the Regional Board of Director the activities of the risk program including claims and litigation, sentinel events, serious reportable events and loss prevention. Serves as member of CHP Claims Review Committee for claims exceeding the threshold of any single organization. Represents the organization at trial, mediation, depositions and legal interviews. Responsible for maintaining the risk management policy and procedure manual. Education/Experience Familiarity with hospital operations and problems encountered in the delivery of health care is essential. Clinical management experience and/or general medical management experience is important. A minimum of five (5) years as a Hospital Risk Manager is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in nursing and/or hospital administration and/or business administration combined with hospital/medical experience is desirable. Certification in Risk Management by a reputable and accepted source is preferred (such as CPHRM), and will be required during the course of employment. Membership and active participation in ASRHM will be required. Reporting Relationships The Regional Risk Officer has a joint reporting relationship, reporting directly to the Corporate Director of Risk Management, and indirectly to the Regional Vice President and General Counsel (“GC”). The Regional Risk Officer will meet on a weekly basic with the GC to address ongoing Risk Management issues.
• Location: Western Kentucky, Paducah
• Post ID: 5042728 westky