The Risk Manager will provide onsite Risk Management support for Midwestern University’s academic campus and its various clinics, and will support various clinical initiatives. This individual will be responsible for the planning, development, management and administration of all aspects of Risk Management for the Downers Grove location and report directly to the Vice President, Human Resources and Administration.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee all Risk Management and compliance issues for the Downers Grove campus and all Clinics
Collaborate with the clinics, colleges, and support departments in the identification and resolution of potential risks related to systems, processes, and clinical issues
Manage and administer the university’s workers’ compensation program including interacting with claimant, preparation of claim, notification to carrier, coordination of benefits with human resources, and claim conclusion
Develop and manage the Risk Management operational budget and assist with the departmental strategic plan
Review and analyze all occurrence/incident reports, develop resolution plan, perform appropriate reporting, and conduct necessary investigations
Assist with the identification and development of solutions to clinical risk management issues in the areas of HIPAA, OSHA, FERPA, Workers Compensation, and licensing/credentialing
Proactively identify areas of high risk and develop risk reduction strategies in collaboration with University leadership
Develop, implement and monitor policies/procedures and educational training programs in the areas of risk exposure, loss prevention, risk management compliance, environmental health and safety, HIPAA, and universal precautions
Respond to questions from faculty, staff and administration relating to risk management
Participate on University committees as assigned
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exceptional knowledge in the areas of Risk Management, compliance, and workers’ compensation. Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent problem-solving skills and risk judgment.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree with an area of study in Healthcare, Business, Finance, Risk Management, Insurance or related field required. Healthcare risk management and/or compliance experience preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in risk management at a manager level or above preferably in healthcare or higher education.
Strong computer literacy necessary, with proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors.
High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee is regularly required to walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).
Internal Number: RISKM01803
About Midwestern University
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