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Corporate Behavioral Health Risk Manager

Job Code:  94019
Facility: UHS of Delaware Inc. - Corporate Office
Location: , US United States
Region: United States
Travel Involved: 40-50%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Category: Professionals
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected healthcare management companies, operating through its subsidiaries’ acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase healthcare properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion.

The Corporate Behavioral Halth Risk Manager position is a strategic position with responsibility for analysis and oversight in incident reporting/investigation, and liability claims and reports preparation, including Sarbanes Oxley compliance reporting. This position reviews, formulates and implements policy and organizational changes as appropriate to meet the stated risk management objectives. Under supervision of the Director of Risk Management - BH, the Corporate Risk Manager directs organizational efforts in planning, implementation and management of the UHS Risk Management TERM program that is designed to enhance the quality of patient care, reduce injuries, prevent claims and minimize liability exposures. Under the direction of the Director provides assistance with the implementation, monitoring and enforcement of all aspects of the TERM program. The Corporate Risk Managers provide consultation and direction to facility based Risk Managers when complex situations arise that may threaten the assets of the Corporation; assists facilities in risk identification, reviews serious incidents with facility Risk Managers, provides guidance in investigations, and development of corrective actions; conducts annual TERM surveys at assigned facilities and/or as appointed by the Director. The Corporate RM organizes and directs work designed to evaluate the causation of risk events for the BH division and develops risk reduction strategies to minimize and eliminate events from recurring. This position also requires the ability to prepare and present information to Senior Management related to ongoing efforts to minimize and reduce risk events in the organization.

Essential Job Duties:

Ensure ongoing TERM program effectiveness within each UHS facility. Oversee and provide supervision of BH facility risk management site visits. Oversee the completion of facility TERM site visits and reports; provide direction ensuring specific facility risk issues and potential problem areas are identified, and provide direction for follow-up corrective action plans.
Analyze facility risk management reports including incident (HPR) reports/logs, PCRs, Sarbanes Oxley and responses to disseminated Corporate initiatives.
Provides guidance, oversight and direction for addressing and preventing risk issues, trends and patterns. Monitor completion and submission of PCR related documents, including Peer Review, plans of correction, RCAs, Intensive Analysis, etc. for all level III/IV PCRs and ensures all required PCR information is accurate and provided in a timely manner.
Oversee implementation of Patient Safety Council process and reporting, assist facilities in identifying specific risk issues and appropriate corrective actions, acts as a resource for the PSC and provides relevant risk-related reference materials and direction as needed.
Research, design, develop, implement and monitor UHS Risk Management Best Practices, Risk Alerts/Solutions, Safety Alerts, resource policies, TERM compliance documents, etc.
Participate in ongoing communications with other corporate departments relative to risk management issues as directed by the Corporate Risk Management team.
Acts as a resource for facility risk manager’s and the administrative/ clinical leaders in the facility by effectively providing risk related consultation, interpreting the TERM Standards and providing necessary resources in the implementation of risk reduction initiatives.


Bachelor’s degree and/or healthcare licensure with a minimum of five years experience in a related healthcare and/or management/administrative field is required. A Master’s Degree in a healthcare related field is preferred. Minimum of three to five years experience in health care organization with increasing responsibility in risk prevention and risk management with progressive achievement.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
• Possess critical thinking skills and independent analysis of identified problems, effectively problem solves utilizing appropriate resources for corrective actions.
• Comprehensive knowledge of risk identification and prevention techniques. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information
• Effective administrative, management, and supervision skills.
• Ability to manage and motivate facility based staff, using effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
• Effective problem solving, persuasion, and negotiation techniques.
• Knowledge of Behavioral Health healthcare facility operations, functions, and staffing requirements.
• Knowledge of medical/professional staff by-laws and governing board issues.
• Knowledge of insurance and loss control theory and practice in a healthcare environment
• Knowledge and understanding of the principles and procedures for the investigation and processing of professional liability/medical malpractice claims
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to interpret data and translate abstract concepts into tangible information.
• Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations, applicable state licensure and accreditation laws and regulations.
• Knowledge and skills with use of computer and various software products (i.e.. Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, MIDAS, STARS, etc.)
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
• Frequent travel to assigned facilities and other locations as deemed necessary to accomplish goals of the department/corporation.

If you meet the above requirements and are looking for a rewarding career, please take a moment to share your background with us by applying online. UHS offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience and benefits programs including medical, dental, life insurance and 401k.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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