Good Shepherd has an excellent career opportunity for a Clinical Risk Manager. This position encompasses the following responsibilities: Clinical risk management with patient safety and regulatory compliance, development and implementation of policies and procedures to prevent clinical care losses and to meet regulatory compliance, reports and manages loss insurance claims, participates on commissions, conducts root cause analysis for serious events and conducts training on clinical safety and risk management.
THIS ROLE REQUIRES A MEDICAL DEGREE in NURSING due to the extent of medical chart review.
Educates, advises and counsels on relevant Patient Safety, Clinical Risk Management and regulatory issues affecting the organization.
Provides oversight and direction for patient safety and clinical risk management to prevent and/or minimize liability exposure, including event reporting, follow-up, investigation and processing of variance reports. Reviews reports of incidents, serious events, infrastructure failures and other events entered by staff into the event reporting system. Classifies events and assigns harm scores in accordance with regulatory standards and prepares event reports for submission to the appropriate regulatory entities. Evaluates and trends events to identify opportunities for improvement in the delivery of patient care, the provision of services and the environment and recommends follow-up action. Provides investigational follow-up and research on problem specific events as may be assigned
Acts as liaison with insurance coordinator, corporate risk counsel, outside legal counsel and staff regarding clinical matters affecting GSRN
Serves as a resource for joint commission, DOH, CARF, accreditation readiness by participating in periodic facility audits; by educating staff on results; by alerting Senior Leaders to key findings and needed improvements. Assists with scheduled and unannounced surveys/visits by licensing agencies and accrediting bodies.
Conducts root cause analysis as appropriate
Develops and presents meaningful educational programs on clinical risk management/patient safety issues and loss prevention techniques for physicians and staff, and including orientation of new employees.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required, Master's Degree preferred. Will consider Bachelor's Degree in other clinical healthcare major.
Pennsylvania RN licensure (Degrees/licensure in related healthcare fields will be considered)
Minimum of two (2) years' Clinical Risk Management Experience
Root Cause Analysis
Experience working in healthcare industry
Knowledge of risk systems, policy/procedure, and ability to apply that knowledge to the interpretation of departmental/organizational requirements
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About Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is now a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network comprises a main operation based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a majority ownership of Good Shepherd Penn Partners based in Philadelphia. More than 65,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd’s operation provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties and operates outpatient sites, inpatient sites, long-term acute care hospitals, long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, home healthcare, an independent living facility and a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement. Good Shepherd Penn Partners is a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, providing post-acute care in the Philadelphia region.