The Risk Management Consultant is responsible for the organization’s administrative and clinical risk management activities which includes, but may not be limited to: identifying, examining and responding to risk-related issues and complaints involving UW Health facilities, employees and medical staff; managing or assisting in risk-related investigations; monitoring organizational event reporting; managing and analyzing risk management information (data); proposing, recommending and implementing solutions and resolutions to risk-related issues and events; following up on the implementation and impact of proposed solutions and resolutions; a general knowledge of organizational insurance programs; managing claims against the organization; interfacing with legal defense counsel and insurance company claims representatives. The Risk Management will participate in multidisciplinary teams, standing work groups and committees for the purpose of evaluating and improving patient care.
The Risk Management Consultant provides or assists in risk management training and educational programs; complies with risk management standards for purposes of accreditation and regulatory compliance with the objective of promoting and enhancing patient safety, quality care, and minimizing losses to protect the assets of the organization.
The Risk Management Consultant will collaborate and communicate with various internal and UW Health affiliate departmental leadership and staff (e.g., Quality Safety & Innovation (QSI), Safety, Clinical Engineering, Patient Care Services, Graduate Medical Education, Legal, Compliance, Patient Relations / Resources (PR), Security, Ambulatory Operations); University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison campus and UW System Risk Management, UW Madison Office of Administrative Legal Affairs (OLA), UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) Risk Manager, insurance company claims representatives, and insurance brokers.
Work Schedule: 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.
UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or other clinical field, risk management, legal or other related field
Advanced degree in risk management, patient safety, or legal
Five (5) years of experience in risk management, working in a healthcare delivery system.
Clinical experience is preferred.
Familiarity with professional liability insurance/claims handling preferred.
Experienced and comfortable presenting educational material to diverse audiences preferred.
Licenses & Certifications
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) within one year of hire
Certification or licensure in clinical field
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Computer skills including spreadsheet, word processing, and database experience.
Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and to interact with staff, department managers, and medical faculty on sensitive clinical practice issues.
Ability to plan and organize training programs.
Physical Requirements: Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW Health consists of 6 hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, including University Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, American Family Children's Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center. UW Health partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill our shared patient care, research, education and community service missions.