Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Director of Risk and Safety (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to lead the Risk & Safety Department at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, WA.
In this position you will:
Work to ensure that Swedish reliably delivers safe and effective care to our patients and that we respond with compassion, thoughtful analysis and patient-centered solutions when adverse events occur.
Supervise the manager of Safety and the Risk team and works in partnership with colleagues from Providence St. Joseph Health and the Medical Director of Safety and Risk.
Lead the creation of a national best-in-class event response system, using the CANDOR framework and other contemporary processes and tools, including analytics and data management with a heart for the patient and their involvement in the event response process.
In partnership with colleagues from PSJH, lead the tracking and effective settlement of claims and potential claims against the organization.
Create an outstanding working environment that fosters the development of team members to ensure that Swedish benefits from best-in-class safety and risk support and an overarching focus on patients.
Help lead the Quality Division, along with the other reports of the Exec Dir of Institute Operations, to ensure that Swedish’s safety and risk practices are the best in the industry.
Required qualifications for this position include:
5 years or more of related experience in risk management and/or patient safety
Demonstrated knowledge of risk management and compliance principles.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, take initiative and work independently.
Excellent organizational, analytical and interpretive skills required.
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with physicians, staff, patients and general public.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to effectively present information to senior management, public groups, and/or Board of Directors.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or related field
3 years of Senior Leadership experience in a matrixed health system
Experience in a healthcare setting
Licenses and Certifications qualifications for this position include:
Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) strongly preferred
About Swedish Shared Services.
Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.
Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details
Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and well being of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.
Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
When applying online, please reference job number 220266.