Reporting to the Director of Risk Management, the Risk Manager will support the day to day functions of the risk management program, including the functions of clinical risk management, program administration, claims management, and risk management education for this facility. Responsibilities are focused on the reduction of loss to the institution through the timely review of occurrence reports, development of investigation plans and investigations in coordination with other hospital representatives and preparation of written assessments. This individual will also be responsible for coordinating those systems necessary for identification, evaluation, monitoring, reduction and/or elimination of professional risk exposures. Responsibilities include coordination of claims management and pre-trial preparations as well as coordination of grievances. She/he will provide counseling and education to facility leadership, clinical personnel, the board of trustees and medical staff members related to risk exposures including risk prevention and risk reduction. This position is potentially convertible to a full time position pending the budget review process.
POSITION EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Expected to have knowledge of legal issues pertaining to professional liability, risk management and Performance Improvement activities.
Have knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, medical records and patient care systems.
Expected to have knowledge of Joint Commission, Federal and State Regulations/Statutes pertaining to healthcare.
Facilitate development of Hospital Risk Management Program and the Patient Safety Program which correlates with the facility's strategic plan.
Conduct risk assessments, safety assessments and analysis of complex organizational systems within the facility and facilitate development of corrective action plan.
Conduct annual evaluation of the effectiveness of the risk management program and the Patient Safety Program and develop/modify goals as needed.
Formulate an analysis plan for data management.
Analyze incidents/occurrences and identify patterns as evidence for decision-making.
Provide guidance for an evidence based risk management and patient safety program for the facility.
Determine the appropriate investigative technique and strategies to utilize with various types of potential claims.
Identify those occurrences that are potentially compensable events, and initiatespreservation of evidence and defense.
Oversee investigations of incidents that could lead to professional liability claims.
Work with patients/families and visitors where appropriate to resolve outstanding issues within the guidelines approved by the facility administration.
Develop policies and procedures to implement the Risk Management Program, annual risk management plan and patient safety plan.
Provide direction to the Board of Trusteesand the Medical Staff in the identification and analysis of significant risk and patient safety issues affecting the clinical operations of the facility.
Work with appropriate Hospital Departments to develop and coordinate risk and patient safety initiatives at the facility level.
Meet with Administration routinely to review risk management cases and claims; also, review patient safety issues.
Disseminate information and research relating to changes in regulatory requirements and clinical research pertinent to patient safety and potential liability exposures and risk issues.
Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Expected to be proactive in providing hospitality to all BRRH's patients, families, visitors, employees and physicians Expected to serve as an ambassador for BRRH
Bachelor's degree preferred in Nursing
Minimum of three to five year's of related experience
Florida Health Care Risk Manager License issued by AHCA
Born out of compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a not-for-profit, advanced tertiary medical center with 400 beds, over 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology, Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-...art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is one of only four hospitals in Palm Beach County to be designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital delivers the highest quality patient care with unrelenting attention to clinical excellence, patient satisfaction and patient safety. Our team of professionals demonstrates unparalleled compassion and commitment to those we serve.
To be the preeminent regional leader in healthcare delivery and the hospital of choice for patients, physicians, employees and volunteers.
In 1962, Gloria and Robert Drummond’s children, Debbie and James Randall, were tragically poisoned and died before reaching medical attention 30 minutes away. The small community rallied to build a hospital “of its own” to ensure that area residents would have access to quality healthcare and life-saving emergency care when they needed it the most. Eighteen passionate and dedicated women joined with Gloria, who led the effort to raise funds, and formed the Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League. From bake sales and fiestas to a black-tie Ball, the community raised the funds to build a Hospital that would develop into a nationally ranked medical center.