Sr. Manager, Risk Management

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The Department of Risk Management has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Senior Manager to work on the UHealth Campus. The Senior Manager, Risk Management implements and supervises the activities of risk management programs. Additionally, this employee monitors and coordinates risk control, reduction, and prevention programs. Moreover, the incumbent strives to minimize the risk of injuries and adverse events to patients.

  • Investigates and analyzes the frequency and cause of patient injuries.

  • Directs the coordination and maintenance of the event reporting system (ERS), including systematic reviews of all event reports filed at the facility, to identify trends or patterns, and develop recommendations for appropriate corrective actions.

  • Provides and directs basic and complex preventive risk management assessment(s) of processes, procedures, and programs.

  • Maintains sufficient knowledge of TJC, federal, and state regulations, and activities to ensure hospital and medical staff activities are in compliance with regulations.

  • Develops and modifies policies to comply with safety legislation, TJC, HIPAA, and industry practices.

  • Coordinates and develops hospital-wide programs for quality patient care and risk-free services.

  • Liaises with attorneys, insurance companies, and individuals, and investigates any incidences that may result in an asset loss.

  • Works closely with corporate and defense counsel, directors, corporate associates, and medical and allied health staff on risk management issues and concerns.

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive risk management education and orientation program.

  • Conducts root cause analyses in response to unexpected occurrences.

  • Tracks and analyzes data for trending, and develops appropriate action plans and risk modification strategies.

  • Analyzes hospital acquired conditions and determines corrective action plans.

  • Establishes and continuously assesses the effectiveness of the internal controls within the unit and compliance with University policies and procedures. Ensures employees are trained on controls within the function and on University policy and procedures.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent training, education, certification, or work experience in relevant fields required. Bachelor’s Degree (R.N. preferred)

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years risk management experience in a healthcare organization or in a consulting capacity. Academic Medical Center experience preferred.

  • Certification in relevant specialty or field required. Must have current Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management (CPHRM) certification or attain CPHRM within one year of hire or equivalent certification—i.e. Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS). Other relevant certifications are a plus.

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

  • Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing data

  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office)

  • Ability to present data in a format to facilitate decision making based

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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