Director of Clinical Risk Management (Vancouver, WA)

Job description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Director of Clinical Risk Management for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours .

Req ID: 165172

  • Position can be seated in Vancouver, WA or Eugene, Oregon.

    Job Summary

    Oversees the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation and coordination of the PeaceHealth Clinical Risk Management program with an objective of controlling and minimizing professional liability claims, as well as participating in safety, loss prevention and quality improvement activities. Leads, plans, organizes, communicates and directs Clinical Risk Management activities for risk identification, investigation, prevention and reduction for PeaceHealth’s acute care and critical access hospitals and PHMG clinics. Provides oversight of Clinical Risk Management programs in alignment with PeaceHealth mission and values, and according to regulatory requirements.

    Essential Functions

    • Provides leadership for operational effectiveness, personnel management, fiscal accountability and positive relations with both internal and external key stakeholders.
    • Develops and monitors a strategic Clinical Risk Management Program, operating goals, and objectives for Clinical Risk Management. Creates and monitors infrastructure, systems, processes and standards to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Oversees the investigation and analysis of actual or potential adverse events for quality improvement opportunities and corrective action as well as identification of liability/legal action.
    • Provides oversight and timely communication of serious reportable and sentinel events to executive management, regulatory, quality, compliance, legal, department chiefs, public relations, State and other assigned accrediting agencies.
    • Collaborates in directing recruitment, training, development and evaluation of Clinical Risk Management staff. Directs 24/7 clinical risk management coverage/consultation.
    • Oversees the security and legal protection of the electronic reporting and database system for access, dissemination of data, tracking and analysis of occurrences, loss trends and other risk management statistical data and benchmarking where appropriate.
    • Ensures regulatory compliance related to Risk Management and its functions. Directs EMTALA investigations and resolution.
    • Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provides guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
    • Serves in collaborative relationship with Quality, Patient Safety, Medical Affairs and Organizational Integrity to ensure mitigation of risk and optimization of patient safety. Provides risk management responder and RCA support for the Patient Safety Stop initiative.
    • Directs the performance of risk assessments of various departments, PHMG, outpatient services and clinical services to identify areas of potential/actual exposure and implements corrective actions plans, including educational programs.
    • Oversees the investigation by clinical risk managers of all patient/visitor incidents that have the potential for litigation and financial loss. Ensures that all information necessary to prepare for the defense of claims is collected and properly maintained.
    • Designs and presents loss prevention education program for caregivers and physicians. Assists clinical chiefs, medical directors and others to design risk management programs specific to their individual areas.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required.
    • Graduate degree in Law or healthcare related field required.


    • Minimum of seven years of experience in Clinical Risk Management required.
    • Minimum of five years management experience required.

    LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) certification required within one year of employment.

    Other Skills

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Strong communicator in written and verbal communications, understanding the needs of different audiences and stakeholders.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum direction
    • Strong interpersonal and management skills
    • Ability to objectively collect and analyze data
    • Knowledge of State, Federal and accreditation laws and standards.
    • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office applications.




    Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

    About PeaceHealth

    PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

    We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage: .

    Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video , and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn !

    Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email [email protected] . Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

    Location: Vancouver , Shared Services Center (802)
    Job Category: Leadership
    Shift: Day
    Shift Length: 8 Hours
    FTE: 1.0
    Work Type: Full Time

    Required Certifications/Licensure

    PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

    The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.




    Posting Notes: Vancouver || Leadership || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support Leadership || Full Time || RISK MANAGEMENT


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