DUTIES: The Director of Risk Management reports to the Director of Quality, Regulatory, Risk and Safety (QRRS) and has responsibility for hospital clinical risk management program, including oversight of medical malpractice cases against the hospital and NYS employees. The Director must have deep clinical experience that will facilitate his or her insightful and case reviews that identify both issues that may affect legal defensibility and those that indicate an opportunity for improvement of care. The position also provides an immediate, first-line consultation to clinical staff on subjects ranging from informed consent and surrogate decision-making to the management of adverse events and patient complaints. RESPONSIBILITIES: Investigating incidents that could have adverse consequences for the hospital, including reading and digesting an electronic medical record, interviewing clinical and other staff and writing literate and complete case reviews and reports. Supervising administrative and professional staff that is involved in the following activities: investigation of incidents; coordination of discovery with outside counsel for the hospital medical malpractice cases; and management of the hospital product safety procedures. Under the supervision of an attorney, providing advice and assistance to health care professionals on subjects ranging from end-of-life decision-making to safe discharge to adverse events. Participating in and reporting to hospital-wide committees involving performance improvement, patient safety and risk management; and managing the hospital's risk management education efforts and providing in-person presentations to various clinical departments. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree, NYS RN license and at least eight (8) years post-licensure experience or NYS RN license and at least twelve (12) years post-licensure experience, to include five (5) years of Critical Care/Emergency Department experience and five (5) years of hospital Risk Management experience. Very strong verbal and written communication skills are also required. PREFERRED: Master of Science Degree in Nursing or a health-related discipline. Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) is highly desirable. Related leadership experience within a hospital setting. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 51483
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.