The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center


    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/1/2018 9:25 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    B0610-8202-CLINICAL RISK MGT
    The Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center
  • Overview

    In an effort to minimize potential losses, healthcare facilities hire healthcare risk management professionals to monitor and manage risks and liabilities. Clinical risk managers work to ensure patient and staff safety, respond to claims of clinical malpractice, address patient complaints, and comply with federal and state regulations. While their primary responsibility is to protect the hospital’s interests, risk managers’ efforts contribute significantly to the quality of patient care.


    Risk managers coordinate the processes involved in managing general liability and risk exposures for a hospital or healthcare facility. They are usually responsible for the oversight and direction of an organization’s quality assurance programs, which involve medical staff peer reviews, patient care systems enhancements, quality improvement initiatives and regulatory compliance. Additional duties include but are not limited to:

    • Investigate patient complaints and adverse events
    • Review medical records
    • Conduct risk-management training programs
    • Investigate adverse events and report them to regulatory agencies
    • Conduct root cause analyses (RCA) meeting and other case reviews
    • Play an active role in Patient Safety initiatives



    • Bachelor’s degree is required.
    • Master’s Degree is preferred.


    • A minimum of three (3) years' clinical experience, depending on complexity and decision making requirements, but may vary.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in planning, coordinating and implementing patient and staff safety procedures
    • Good judgment and decision-making abilities
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Interest in continuous learning and a commitment to staying informed on regulatory changes
    • Talent for leading and facilitating group and team meetings
    • Attention to detail and analytical skills
    • Comfort in handling challenging situations that may involve adverse outcomes
    • Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor under pressure
    • Budget authority may be required (typically in larger depts.) but often budget approvals are relegated to more senior levels. Highly experienced managers often develop policies and procedures for a new operation or where gaps are evident and assist in setting strategy for the assigned department.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
    • Ability to fully utilize BHMC’s electronic medical record systems, applications and other healthcare and billing systems relevant to this position.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Consistent with that necessary to work in a variety of patient care and office settings. 
    • Position requires some periods of standing, reaching, walking (during rounds) throughout the working day.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.


    BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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