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. This position is responsible for the identification, assessment, management, education, research and or elimination of adverse professional and environmental conditions affecting entities protected by the SIP unit. Responsible for the direction, oversight, and management for the creation, development and implementation of the Patient Safety Education, Research, and Loss Prevention Programs as mandated by Florida Statue 1004.24 and the Florida Board of Governors’ regulations 10.001.
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.
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. Must have good oral and written communication skills; good native intelligence; and an ability to interact with individuals of all social and economic backgrounds.
Must be able to travel within the work day and for out of county meetings.
The Healthcare Education Insurance Company (HEIC) 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.