For a 3rd year in a row, Aspirus has been recognized as one of the top 15 Top Health Systems in the United States by IBM Watson in their annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country based on overall organizational performance.
We are seeking a Clinical Risk Management & Patient Safety Partner in Antigo, Wisconsin at AspirusLanglade Hospital.
This position would be an excellent opportunity for a bedside nurse to transition into Clinical Risk Management.
Accountable for the development, implementation, and measurement of a risk exposure and patient safety program designed to reduce incidence of harm in healthcare settings and claims against Aspirus. Acts as a resource for Aspirus Quality Partners. Collects, analyzes, trends and aggregates information pertaining to patient safety, medical error reduction, potential and actual liabilities and claims. Accountable for operationalizing strategies to reduce risk/improve safety by seeking leadership support, cultural, and fiscal. Serves as liaison between entities and collaborates with legal counsel in claims management. Educational resource for medical and non-medical staff related to patient safety, risk, medical malpractice, and claims. In collaboration with Fiscal Services and Legal Counsel, reviews insurance and risk financing functions. Directs and facilitates sentinel event, root cause analysis and FMEA process in conjunction with Quality Managers. Content expert to collaborate for National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) sentinel event processes, improvement, and metrics. Works closely with Risk Managers, Quality Managers, and the Vice President of Corporate Quality/Patient Safety Officer for Aspirus.
Knowledge of risk and patient safety standards and practices normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, healthcare administration, or related field REQUIRED.
Background in bedside patient care experience would be beneficial.
Demonstrated leadership abilities and excellent communication. Ability to address sensitive topics in non-punitive, learning fashion.
Proven effective presentation skills.
Understanding of regulatory agencies specific to hospital operations, i.e., JC, OSHA, HCFA, and FDA with proficient application of risk management standards necessary for compliance functions.
Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, or American Society for Health Care Risk Management certificate (CPHRM) desired.
Working knowledge of various Microsoft applications and database concepts.
Knowledge of principles of medical record documentation.
Hours: Full time Benefit package available, 40 Hours per week, Day Shift.
Internal Number: 28938
About Aspirus Inc.
Aspirus Wausau Hospital is the flagship of the Aspirus system that serves patients in 14 counties across northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is a licensed private/not-for-profit facility with 325 beds and staffed by 350 physicians in 35 specialties. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is a Level II trauma center that provides primary, secondary and tertiary care services as a regional referral center. Specialty referral service emphasis exists in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedics and cancer. The hospital has an average daily inpatient census of 160 with approximately 15,000 admissions per year. Outpatient visits exceed 50,000 and there are also more than 24,000 annual emergency department visits.
Best known for its world-class cardiovascular program, Aspirus Wausau Hospital also provides leading edge cancer, trauma, women’s health, and spine and neurological care.
As an Aspirus team, we demonstrate caring, we plan to impact the future, work with happiness and enthusiasm, recognize our power to make a difference and improve the health of our communities.