This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s Risk Management Program under the director of the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer. Key areas in Risk Management include but are not limited to: Environmental safety and security, emergency preparedness and response, infection control/pandemic response, patient safety, insurance/claims and internal audit. The goals of the programs is to establish a foundation to ensure that Athletico complies with all the laws, rules and regulations that apply and to facilitate an environment of patient/staff safety, insure high quality patient care, and promote risk identification and reduction strategies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Develops, implements and oversees operations of the Risk Management program including enterprise-wide systems for risk identification, investigation, and reduction. • Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Risk Management and Compliance programs to assess, mitigate and manage risks to the organization. • Recommends appropriate revisions to new or existing policies and procedures to reduce the frequency of future occurrences; recommends ways to minimize risks through system changes; reviews and revises facility policies as appropriate to maintain adherence to current standards and requirements • Provides reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Audit Committee of the Board and senior management informed of the operation and progress of Risk Management efforts. • Oversee data analysis, internal audit, monitoring and reporting functions of Risk and Compliance programs. • Manage staff to include selection, work allocation, training, coaching and mentoring, problem resolution, performance evaluation and feedback and corrective action. • Develop and supervise risk identification/prevention strategies through training, problem identification, and data analysis. • Serve as a resource for issues that arise concerning environmental safety, infection control, patient safety, and risk management. • Prepare and present reports of risk management assessments, action plans, and monitoring to corporate staff. • Develop, implement and oversee safety and emergency preparedness/response functions of organization. • Develop, implement and oversee patient safety program including occurrence reporting, follow and root cause analysis. • Coordinates procurement of platform-wide insurance policies. • Collects, evaluates, and distributes relevant data concerning patient injuries: aggregate data summaries, trend analyses of incidents, claims profiles; provides aggregate analysis of risk data; maintains statistical trending of losses and other risk management data. • Informs operations management and department heads regarding occurrences, issues, findings, and risk management suggestions; provides feedback at all levels in the effort to eliminate risks. • Management of insurance reporting and claims. Interfaces with defense counsel related to negligence claims. Participates in evaluation of claims for settlement within administrative authority; negotiates settlement of small claims within administrative authority. • Oversees selection and procurement of products and supplies to promote infection control and safety. • Oversees investigation of incidents/accidents/events that could lead to financial loss, including professional liability and general liability. • Responsible for identifying and communicating regulatory requirements related to all aspects of the Risk Management program. • Collaborates with broader Compliance/Risk team to accomplish program objectives. • Designs and implements risk management surveys and studies; conducts surveys, studies, and special projects to assist in long-term planning and changes to facility policies and systems that reduce risk and losses • Answers inquiries of staff members regarding emergent safety, loss control and patient care issues. • Collaborates with training and education to organize and manage facility-wide educational programs on health care risk management • Proactive analysis of patient safety and medical errors processes; acts as resource, internal consultant, and educator for patient safety/risk management • May lead or facilitate root cause analysis and make recommendations for improvement • Formulates, develops, and coordinates safety, security and loss control functions of the organization. • Designs and directs a program to reduce accidents, occupational illnesses, and exposure to long-term health hazard.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities • Perform other duties as required
Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. • Bachelor’s degree required • 5-7 years experience in Healthcare Risk Management preferred • ARM, CPHRM, or FASHRM preferred • Knowledge of Stark, AKB, False Claims and other OIG enforcement matters
Internal Number: 2020-12826
We started with one therapist trying to make a difference in his community. Our Founder and Executive Chairman, Mark Kaufman was a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a vision to help as many people as possible. He started by providing rehabilitation services for student athletes at various organizations, with his first two being Francis W. Parker High School and Chicago Lions Rugby. Through his work with these athletes, he recognized the need for a dedicated sports rehabilitation and physical therapy facility in Chicago which led to our first clinic opening in 1991. Years later – we’ve opened more than 500 neighborhood locations and added more services to help people of all ages recover from pains, strains and injuries. We employ more than 4,500 expert clinicians, athletic trainers and other team members. In addition to physical therapy, we also provide athletic training, occupational therapy, specialty programs and fitness services to high schools, colleges and professional sports teams. Our expertise also includes evaluating workers’ compensation issues, like work conditioning, job-site analysis and ergonomic assessments.
Everything we do is focused around our core p...urpose of enhancing people’s health and quality of life. When you choose us for your rehabilitation needs, you will discover our dedication to exceptional, compassionate care.