The Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety I reports to the Vice President of Risk Management and serves as an expert risk consultant to over 250 healthcare entities insured by BETA Risk Management Authority and HealthPro RRG. This position is responsible for reviewing, designing and supporting policy or organizational programs based on current legislation, national, statewide and local trends and make recommendations at the senior management level to enhance safety and mitigate risk at member organizations. Is also responsible for data management and education components of risk management programs and services to include leading and promoting patient safety and risk management initiatives.
Incumbent must have the skills, abilities, and judgment to perform the following essential job duties and responsibilities, with or without reasonable accommodation:
Maintains a network of informational sources and experts; performs risk assessments and onsite evaluations of member organizations to include patient care areas; reviews facility programs and processes to assess loss potential
Maintains risk management statistics and files
Collects and analyzes relevant data concerning patient injuries; aggregates data summaries, maintains statistical trending losses and other risk management data
Performs proactive analysis of patient safety and medical errors processes
Serves as consultant to BETA members on matters related to communication with patients and families in face of medical error
Maintains awareness of legislative and regulatory activities related to healthcare risk management
Conducts research and responds to professional liability and general liability questions posed by BETA members and insureds
Recommends appropriate revisions to new or existing policies and procedures to mitigate risk; recommends ways to minimize risk through system changes; reviews and provides recommendations to BETA members and insureds regarding facility policies as appropriate to maintain adherence to current standards and requirements.
Provides in-service training at all levels of organization to raise awareness to current and emerging risk exposure
May have on-call responsibility
Must have reliable and safe transportation to other BETA offices and business partners.
This position requires 40% travel within the state of California, Oregon and Washington
This position may be responsible to supervise Administrative Assistant or other administrative staff
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
BS degree; MS preferred
Minimum five (5) years’ experience in hospital or health system risk management
CPHRM or CPPS preferred (required within 12 months of hire)
Certification in Just Culture achieved within 12 months of hire
Clinical nursing experience required
Public speaking experience required
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
Good organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines
Proficient with MS Office to include use of PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and MS Teams
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 200
About BETA Healthcare Group
BETA is a mission-driven organization with people pledged to maximizing our members’ ability to provide stellar patient care while reducing harm to patients and employees. Our exceptional people possess a combination of empathy and expertise that is refreshing in the insurance world. Our job is to protect our members and that is what we are passionate about and committed to everyday. With four office locations throughout California, we offer a team-focused and fast-paced work environment that allows for professional growth, longevity, and success. Many of our employees are member-facing, which in this environment allows for engagement and understanding of members’ needs and making the best decisions for both BETA and our members.