The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking a full time director of clinical risk management to support its missions of education, research, and health care.
The director of clinical risk management will provide operational and clinical leadership to a comprehensive program of clinical risk management focused on minimizing the occurrence of adverse events and reducing enterprise risk exposure from such events. The individual in this role will work with health system leadership to develop an effective clinical risk management infrastructure. He/she will promote early reporting of adverse events, investigation, and action plans to reduce the risk of recurrence of events. He/she will work with claims risk management on early disclosure of events to patients and family as appropriate. The director of clinical risk management will standardize and implement policies and procedures related to the practice of clinical risk management across the enterprise. He/she will participate in the UMMC enterprise-wide data collection system for event reporting, management, and follow up. In addition, he/she will design and implement an enterprise wide education program to support the initiatives and ensure compliance with applicable laws, accrediting agencies, and professional standards.
The Department of Clinical Risk Management reports to the chief medical officer, as do quality, safety, infection prevention, accreditation, and performance improvement. The goal of this office is to provide content experts in each of these areas to help the medical center and frontline employees to move UMMC towards high reliability. Clinical risk management plays a key role in moving UMMC to an open, collaborative culture that learns from mistakes and emphasizes teamwork and learning in improving patient safety and outcomes. The emphasis for this department is on “clinical” risk management, but there will also be a close working relationship with claims and the UMMC legal department. Recruitment for this position will focus on hiring a leader with clinical risk expertise, who also seeks to be part of a broader team with a strategic priority to move us toward a high reliability ranking.
For more information, please contact Talent Acquisition at 601-496-UMMC (8662) or via email at email@example.com.
Master's degree in nursing or relevant field required. Ten years of clinical risk management experience, five years management experience, with at least three years managing a clinical risk management program in a health system. Proven track record of working effectively with all levels of staff. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement significant initiatives within a complex environment. Experience cannot be substituted for educational requirement. Certified Public Healthcare Risk Manager and/or certified professional in patient safety.
About The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Located in Jackson, UMMC is Mississippi’s only academic medical center. Together, our missions of education, research, and health care work to improve the health of all Mississippians. UMMC is in the process of implementing its 2020 Strategic Plan, which has a heavy emphasis on becoming a High Reliability Organization. This builds on three things: i) unified support of leaders from the medical sch...ool, hospital, and clinical departments; ii) common goals with a commitment to robust process improvement in clinical and operational metrics; and iii) culture change based on a greater emphasis on patient-centered care and employee engagement as essential steps to improving our culture of safety.
In addition, UMMC has:
• Nearly 10,000 employees and more than 500 physicians in an integrated group practice.
• Four hospitals on our main campus, with 697 beds and a growing number of ambulatory locations.
• On average, 34,000 admissions, 26,000 surgical cases, and 2,300 births annually.
• Over 450,000 hospital outpatient visits, 540,000 clinic visits, and 145,000 emergency room visits.
• Mississippi’s only level I trauma center, level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and transplant program.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.