Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety

Artesia, NM US

Job ID: 2033 Position Type: Quality & Risk
Prestigious Hospital System in beautiful New Mexico is seeking a Director of Risk Management to lead their Team!


Director of Risk and Patient Safety Benefits:

  • Generous Compensation
  • Sign on Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Health insurance, dental, vision, 401K

Director of Risk and Patient Safety Duties:


  • Analyzes risk management data derived from medical records, surveys, inspections, regulatory bodies and other means, and advises senior management on mitigation processes
  • Refers data derived from risk identification reporting to the appropriate department manager for analysis and corrective actions
  • Refers data derived from risk identification reporting to the appropriate department manager for analysis and corrective actions
  • Prepares risk identification reports and presents same to senior management as requested
  • Consults with all clinical departments in ensuring collaborative patient care risk reduction and performance improvement
  • Interacts with patients/family to increase patient/family satisfaction and reduce potential litigation
  • Collaborates with the Health Information Management department to ensure the appropriate medical records are prepared prior to review by attorneys, or other agent, and or regulatory bodies
  • Directs the hospitals Risk Management education programs providing input and presenting at new employee orientation and in-services and, provides Ad Hoc training as necessary
  • Investigates actual and potential adverse outcomes/sentinel events, completes root cause analysis and assist in implementing corrective measures
  • Develops and implements policy and procedures to minimize the risk of injury to patients, visitors and employees of the medical center
  • Develops policy and procedures to minimize the events of property loss and or damage, and works collaboratively with the hospitals security department to investigate such occurrences
  • Directs the coordination of correspondence between the medical center and legal counsel in and potential or actual litigation assisting in preparation of legal documents
  • Assists legal counsel in preparing employee witnesses, attends depositions, mediatations or trials, and acts as the hospitals’ representative
  • Researches and advises hospital management of pending risk management regulations, systems, mandates and other issues that may affect the medical center
  • Ensures that the medical center is fully compliant in all risk management matters including all state, federal JCAHO, and regulatory body requirements
  • Advises and educates the hospital personnel on proper documentation and related legal issues
  • Consults other departments to collaborate risk management and performance improvement activities
  • Perform other duties as required

Director of Risk and Patient Safety Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Nursing
  • Certification in Risk management preferred
  • New Mexico RN License or Compact State



If you would like to learn more, please contact
Lilliana del Real 
(954) 492-4672
ldelreal@ariteam.com


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