Under the direction of the Vice President of Risk Management or his/her designee, this position is responsible for processing and adjusting claims and litigation related to hospital professional liability (HPL) and other lines of coverage as appropriate. In addition, under the direction of the Vice President of Risk Management or his/her designee, this position is responsible for providing loss prevention education and training, risk mitigation advice, investigation and analysis of the frequency, severity and causes of adverse events, quality assurance measures to prevent the recurrence of adverse events, and recommendations for peer review. These responsibilities are to be performed with the objectives of minimizing losses to the assets of the entire OHSU system from patient-safety related events, of analyzing adverse events to identify patient safety improvement strategies and of consulting on the design of new quality assurance elements and systems.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm
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The mission of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association is to advance the discipline of risk management
in higher education.