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Risk Manager

Requisition R088568 Market Paducah, Kentucky Department SS Risk & Insurance Shift Days/Afternoons Schedule Full-time

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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position (2-3 sentences)

The Risk Manager independently manages the program/facility loss prevention strategies and initiatives, established in conjunction with the Market Risk Director, and serves as a subject matter resource for assigned facilities and functional areas as directed. The Risk Manager Analyses risk issues and directs and organizes loss prevention strategies and initiatives for assigned program or facility including proactive risk activities such as risk assessments, educational programs, consultations and ensuring compliance with the multiple laws and regulations affecting patients, visitors, employees and the community we serve.  The Risk Manager will maintain a high-profile within the assigned facilities/functional area, and is responsible for keeping all Administrative and Clinical Leaders as well as Market Risk apprised of significant events and Risk Management activities within the scope of assignment.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Functions (7-10) Statements - List the essential functions of the job. Essential functions are the reasons a job exists.

Manages loss control/loss prevention activities based on the Facility risk profile and at the direction of the Market Risk Director, System Directors

Reports Risk Management issues and Claim information to the Facility/Functional Area Administrative and/or Clinical Leadership on a regular basis.

Conducts annual proactive risk assessments as part of the annual risk strategic plan; addresses and reports results, issues and associated action plans to supervising Risk Director and/or Home Office.

Operationalizes system wide risk initiatives within assigned facility/functional area; initiates additional loss prevention activities based upon Facility/Functional area needs and in collaboration with managing Director.

Timely identifies, investigates and reports to claims any events that may result in financial loss to the organization; keeps supervising Risk Director and Facility leaders apprised of events and trends.

Conducts proactive risk management surveys and studies and responsible for developing and implementing effective action plans to address risk exposures as directed by supervising Risk Director.

Successfully collaborates with Safety and Quality in the investigation of safety events, including participation in witness interviews, research, analysis and RCA meetings and action planning.

Implements departmental and facility policies and procedures that affect liability exposures as directed by Risk Leadership and as needed by facility.

Provides direction and oversight of risk activities within the assigned facility, and provides expert consultative services to staff at all levels.

Collaborates with Market Risk Director, System Risk Directors and Physician Leaders to coach clinicians and leaders in apology and disclosure

Collaborates with Claims, Quality, Patient Safety and Leadership to ensure timely and appropriate event Disclosure and assists with/supports facilitation of Early Liability Review and Resolution where appropriate.

May be requested to provide Risk Management support for Market and/or System committees and/or collaboratives within an area of expertise.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Patient Population

The following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care.  This is a JCAHO requirement.  Also select  the age of the patient population served:

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.  

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Infant (1-12 months)

Adults (18-64 years).

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Not applicable to this position.

Employment Qualifications

Education Qualifications - List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Required Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree


Healthcare, Business, Legal, or related field

Preferred Education

Masters Degree


Healthcare, Business, Legal, Insurance or related field

Licensing/ Certification - If registration, certification or licensure is required, include the name of the accrediting or licensing body.

Licensure/Certification Required

CPHRM (within 3 years of hire)

Licensure/Certification Preferred

Healthcare, Law or Insurance Licensure preferred

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

5+ years in Healthcare provision or administration, Insurance, Medical Malpractice Claims, Loss Prevention, or related field

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Understanding of Risk Management principles; Outstanding organization skills; Demonstrably excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

Healthcare operations; Understanding of Tort litigation and discovery

Combination of post-secondary education and experience in lieu of a degree.

V.Skill Items

Skills are demonstratable attributes required for competent and proficient performance of work activities within a job (with or without reasonable accommodation).  These are “need to have”, not “nice to have”, attributes that a candidate must possess.  If you think a skill is something that you will train to, it's NOT a "need to have".  Skills should be written with concise, impactful phrasing. Please include both the “hard”/functional/clinical skills and the “soft”/personal/interpersonal skills. 

Aim for around 10 soft skills and 10 hard skills. The skills are critical data because Workday is building out future functionality around skills.The skills you enter here will enable the machine-matching of associate and candidate skills to job openings based on the skills you assign here to the job profile.  Prioritize the specialized, unique skills that make this job different from others.

Functional (Hard) Skill Items – Required

Interpersonal (Soft) Skill Items – Required

Ability to analyze data and information in order to identify and address risk issues and trends.

Ability to collaborate well with diverse groups and provide risk management guidance to minimize unintended consequences.

Strong organizational skills utilized in litigation discovery, loss prevention plan implementation, etc.

Ability to build highly collaborative relationships with peers and leaders throughout the assigned Facility/Function

Prepare and present data and information to senior leaders utilizing Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Maintain positive relationships with applicable senior leaders through regular meetings and updates

Demonstrated the ability to professionally present risk management education to associates at all levels.

Ensure timely communication of critical events and risk issues to supervising Director, and provide updated information on key endeavors and issues

Timely and accurately analyze adverse events and report to BSMH Claims in accordance with policies and procedures via Claim Database system.

Demonstrate high level of versatility and flexibility with respect to workload, interruptions, coverage requirements, etc.

Effectively manage safety events, run reports, ensure data protection and be highly proficient in use of incident reporting system.

Ability to function independently while also ensuring that Managers/Leaders are kept apprised of key events, information, developments

Utilize EMR effectively in order to review and investigate events and collaborate with witnesses and defense counsel

Works well in group settings and evaluates associated risks and suggests mitigation or process improvement  strategies.

Collaborate with Claims and Defense counsel in litigation management to timely and accurately obtain and transmit legal information

Ability to project professionalism at all times and utilize effective conflict resolution strategies when necessary.

Bon Secours Mercy Healthis an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



SS Risk & Insurance

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

Luis F. Registered Nurse
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