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Director Risk, Downers Grove, IL


Organization: Advocate Health Care
Category: Director
Location: Downers Grove, IL
Date Job Posted: March 17, 2020
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Director Risk - Illinois Masonic/Good Samaritan/Sherman

Req #: 152844
Facility: Support Centers
Department: Management/Supervisory
City: Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status: Day
Shift Type: Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE: 1

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration or related field.
  • 7 years of experience in in system healthcare setting, experience with risk management, patient safety and quality
  • 3 years of management experience in management of staff, budgets and mutliple department operations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) or similar products.
  • Ability to guide and mentor physicians, including disruptive behavior and in situations where failure to follow policy is not an option.
  • Strong decision-making and critical thinking skills.
  • Significant successful high-level interaction with medical staff.
  • Strong skills in successfully managing multiple units.
  • Strong skills in diplomacy and conflict resolution at various levels within the organization.
  • Strong aptitude in human resource management.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written, group and one-on-one).
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical methods, data analysis and presentation.

Purpose:

Identifies, analyzes, mitigates and prevents risk at assigned sites, with the overall objective of improving clinical outcomes, team member safety, and reducing litigation potential. Provides direction for site-based risk management team, working collaboratively and coordinating with pharmacy, home health, laboratory, infection prevention, legal counsel, corporate insurance, corporate compliance, public safety and security, and other departments within the organization.

Accountabilities:

  1. Directs risk management operations at assigned sites. Utilizes a proactive risk management approach that relates to an enterprise scope of practice Establishes relationships with site executive and medical staff leadership to identify and facilitate development and resolution of system and site risk identification and reduction measures. Oversees the development of site risk management programs, ensuring standard assessment and measures. Develops, monitors, and oversees site risk management department budgets. Supports appropriate risk management coverage within site.
  2. Addresses health outcomes, risk identification, loss prevention, and claims management to improve the quality of patient care prevent, mitigate and/or reduce risk of potential and actual financial, physical and reputational loss at assigned sites. Participates in site health outcomes goals and strategic plan development, implementation and measurement including provision of data and recommendation within the site. Participates in site level safety huddles participate in weekly risk huddles with site risk directors and managers. Identifies, in conjunction with site and other departments, high risk areas requiring proactive risk assessments.
  3. Coordinates resources to achieve review, findings and action plan.

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