Responsible for enterprise-wide risk management plan. Responsible to eliminate or reduce the incidence and severity of harm/loss to patients, families, staff, and the organization. Assists in the identification, management and reduction of risk involving both clinical scenarios, general and specific liability exposures.
Is the Health System Privacy Officer and oversees all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to the organization’s policies and procedures covering the privacy of, and access to, patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws and the healthcare organization’s information privacy practices.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of four years of related experience in risk management, patient relations, patient safety and/or quality management in a hospital or health care setting is required. Prefer Master’s degree or other certification in clinical area. Recent experience in a related position with a history of receiving direction from a risk/quality/patient safety manager or legal counsel preferred. Ability to problem-solve patient care issues, perform interpretation of policies and procedures and collaborate with various staff members at all levels of the organization. Strong written and oral presentation skills are necessary. Three to five years of experience in managing insurance programs in complex medical organizations.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS: Preferred: Current California RN License or commensurate clinical license and Risk Manager Certification (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management)
OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred: Certified investigator/examiner
Additional Salary Information: Full Time, Benefited Position
Internal Number: RM/PSO/1
About Tahoe Forest Hospital District
Tahoe Forest Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care, an ambulatory surgery center, intensive care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a medical/surgical unit, women and family center, home health and hospice programs, a health clinic, cancer center, long term care center, children’s center, a health and sports performance center, as well as a variety of community health outreach programs.Tahoe Forest Hospital is a not-for-profit rural health care facility and designated critical access hospital. It is fully accredited by the Healthcare Accreditation Facilities Program and licensed by the State of California Department of Health Services.Tahoe Forest Hospital has 25 acute care beds and 36 long-term care beds. Our service area covers six rural counties, two states and approximately 3,500 square miles, reaching the communities of Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Donner Summit, the Sierra Valley in California, and Incline Village in Nevada.
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