This position is a staff member of the Healthcare Education Insurance Company (HEIC) which is a single parent captive insurance company established by the Florida Board of Governors domiciled in the State of Vermont responsible for the oversight and management of the professional and general patient related liabilities for the State of Florida. This position is also part of the workforce for the distinct component entities serving the governing councils of the University of Florida J Hillis Miller Health Center Self-Insurance Program (UF SIP), Florida State University Self-Insurance Program (FSU SIP), University of Central Florida Self-Insurance Program (UCF SIP), Florida Atlantic University Self-Insurance Program (FAU SIP), Florida International University Self-Insurance Program (FIU SIP), and the Florida Board of Governors (collectively SIPs). The University of Florida serves as the pay agent for the staff members serving HEIC and the FBOG SIPs. The incumbent is responsible for the identification, investigation, analysis, and evaluation of the medical, legal, and fiscal issues related to covered claims, potential and asserted, against protected participants of UF SIP; the management and resolution, including denial, settlement, or defense, of all covered claims; the coordination, management and execution of all presuit legal and administrative processes required by Florida Statute; the coordination and management of litigation processes in defense of lawsuits filed based on covered claims; the identification of risk factors which cause or contribute to claims and suits.
Minimum Requirements: Law degree (L.L.B. or J.D.) and five years of experience in the legal, medical, or healthcare fields. Must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar or become a member within twelve months of employment.
Law degree (J.D.) from an accredited school of law, an active Florida Bar license and minimum of eight years’ litigation experience.
Knowledge of tort law, health care systems, risk management techniques, and medical malpractice claims handling experience is essential, as is the ability to perform under great pressure in a multi-tasking environment. Demonstrated competency in medical research and internet research skills is preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, good native intelligence and an ability to interact with individuals of all social and economic backgrounds.
Internal Number: 509221
About UF Healthcare Education Insurance Company
The Self-Insurance Program provides general and professional liability protection for the University of Florida Board of Trustees (UFBOT) on behalf of: the six health colleges of the JHMHC, the College of Veterinary Medicine teaching hospitals, the Student Health Care Center, BOT direct support organizations, including the Florida Proton Therapy Institute, Inc., and their employees and agents. Hospital professional liability protection, including general liability, is provided to Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Inc. (Shands), Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Inc. (UF Health Jacksonville), other entities statutorily authorized to participate in the Self-Insurance Program, and their employees and agents.