This position minimizes or avoids the risk of loss to the organization from professional and general liability claims and suits by assisting in the investigation, evaluation, and processing of potential claims, claims and suits, in anticipation of litigation and by participating in loss prevention and loss reduction activities under the guidance and direction of the Senior Risk Manager or Risk Manager as necessary.
Obtains information from persons reporting incidents. Investigates potential for claims or possible litigation by conducting interviews of persons involved, including hospital staff, patients, or other key persons. Reviews medical records and other relevant documentation.
Documents appropriately and maintains detailed and accurate records and files involving incidents and investigations. Enters potential claims and claims into the database and alerts hospital administration.
Ensures Risk Management files and computer database are updated and in order.
Provides Risk Management support to departments, affiliates, and staff. Responds to professional liability and facility liability questions posed by physicians, administrators, nurses, and other personnel regarding emergent patient care issues to minimize risk and control loss. Assists in resolving treatment issues, including patient decisions made against medical advice (AMA), refusals of treatment, and consent issues; initiates court orders as appropriate via in-house and outside legal counsel. Participates in the process of disclosure of medical errors. Provides assistance to departments in complying with The Joint Commission (TJC) or other accrediting agencies, regarding risk management related standards. Advises hospital staff and medical staff on medical/legal questions or potential liability situations when on-call or otherwise as needed. Conducts in-depth medical and other research, conducts standard of care surveys for evidence based practices. Responsible for being on call as scheduled.
Coordinates development and review of policies and procedures.
Collaborates with respective departments such as Clinical Performance Assessment Improvement and Patient Safety or medical staff committees as appropriate.
Knowledge or education as typically obtained from an associate degree or equivalent in clinical area.
CPHRM within two years of hire.
0-3 years experience in Risk Management required.
Effective human relations and communications skills are required. Must be detail oriented and able to facilitate projects. Requires ability to access and summarize meaningful information using computer sources.
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