Our Risk Management team is looking for an experienced Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety who is passionate about helping our members manage their Risk Management processes and programs. Our team works collaboratively across all office locations: Alamo, Glendale, Granite Bay and San Diego, supporting members in California, Oregon and Washington. Does Risk Management excite you? Do you enjoy building long-lasting relationship with our members? If so, our team is expanding and we are looking for you! This is a 100% telecommuting position and may be based near any of our office locations: Alamo, Glendale, Granite Bay or San Diego.
ABOUT BETA HEALTHCARE GROUP
BETA Healthcare Group (BETA) is the largest professional liability insurer of hospitals on the west coast, providing coverage to more than 600 hospitals and healthcare facilities and provides workers' compensation coverage for over 70,000 healthcare workers in California. BETA also has a long-established and growing commitment to physicians, providing medical professional liability coverage to nearly 7,600 physicians and more than 50 medical groups. Beyond primary liability and workers’ compensation coverage, BETA provides an entire suite of alternative risk and insurance services, including excess healthcare professional liability coverage, excess workers’ compensation coverage, third-party claims administration services, risk management consulting services and claims management consulting services. Whether with hospitals, medical groups, clinics or hospices, BETA has earned a reputation for financial strength, rate stability, quality service and breadth of coverage that is unparalleled in the industry.
ABOUT THIS ROLE:
This is a mid-level, non-supervisory role in our Risk Management and Patient Safety Department. In this role you will serve as an expert risk consultant to over 250 healthcare entities insured by BETA Risk Management Authority and HealthPro RRG. You will review, design and support the policy or organizational programs based on current legislation, national, statewide and local trends and make recommendations at the senior management level to enhance safety and mitigate risk at member organizations. Also, you will be integral in the education components of risk management programs and services to include leading and promoting patient safety and risk management initiatives. This position reports to the Senior Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety.
IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:
Maintain a network of informational sources and experts; performs risk assessments and onsite evaluations of member organizations to include patient care areas; reviews facility programs and processes to assess loss potential
Collect and analyze relevant data concerning patient injuries; aggregates data summaries, maintains statistical trending losses and other risk management data
Perform proactive analysis of patient safety and medical errors processes
Serve as consultant to BETA members on matters related to communication with patients and families in face of medical error
Maintain awareness of legislative and regulatory activities related to healthcare risk management
Conduct research and responds to professional liability and general liability questions posed by BETA members and insureds
Recommend appropriate revisions to new or existing policies and procedures to mitigate risk; recommends ways to minimize risk through system changes; reviews and provides recommendations to BETA members and insureds regarding facility policies as appropriate to maintain adherence to current standards and requirements.
Provide in-service training at all levels of organization to raise awareness to current and emerging risk exposure
May have on-call responsibility
Must have reliable and safe transportation to other BETA offices and business partners.
This position requires 40% travel within the state of California, Oregon and Washington
This position may be responsible to supervise administrative staff
Bachelor's Degree required; MS preferred
Minimum five (5) years’ experience in hospital or health system risk management
BETA is a mission-driven organization with people pledged to maximizing our members’ ability to provide stellar patient care while reducing harm to patients and employees. Our exceptional people possess a combination of empathy and expertise that is refreshing in the insurance world. Our job is to protect our members and that is what we are passionate about and committed to everyday. With four office locations throughout California, we offer a team-focused and fast-paced work environment that allows for professional growth, longevity, and success. Many of our employees are member-facing, which in this environment allows for engagement and understanding of members’ needs and making the best decisions for both BETA and our members.