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Risk Manager

Req #:  212962
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Quality/Safety/Risk
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department,  a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

Identifies, analyzes, mitigates and prevents risk at assigned sites, with the overall objective of improving clinical outcomes, team member safety, and reducing litigation potential.


  • Utilizes a proactive risk management approach that relates to an enterprise scope of practice Establishes relationships with site executive and medical staff leadership to identify and facilitate development and resolution of system and site risk identification and reduction measures. Oversees the development of site risk management programs, ensuring standard assessment and measures. Supports appropriate risk management coverage within site.
  • Addresses health outcomes, risk identification, loss prevention, and claims management to improve the quality of patient care prevent, mitigate and/or reduce risk of potential and actual financial, physical and reputational loss at assigned sites. Participates in site health outcomes goals and strategic plan development, implementation and measurement including provision of data and recommendation within the site. Participates in site level safety huddles participate in weekly risk huddles. Identifies, in conjunction with site and other departments, high risk areas requiring proactive risk assessments.
  • Coordinates resources to achieve review, findings and action plan. Presents results to applicable groups. Develops goals and plans through multiple internal data sources including the complaint and event reporting system, claims, write~offs, risk and quality assessments, recalls and external sources such as literature evidence based practice, and alerts from national and international sources. Shares quarterly site~based Risk Management reports with appropriate groups. Develops educational programs for site and departments addressing risk management issues, outcomes, and topics.
  • Manages assigned site Risk Management roles, processes responsibilities in regard to claims management.


Position Requirements:

  • Education Required:  Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration or related field.
  • Experience Required: Typically requires 7 years of experience in in system healthcare setting, experience with risk management, patient safety and quality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) or similar products.
  • Ability to guide and mentor physicians, including disruptive behavior and in situations where failure to follow policy is not an option.
  • Strong decision~making and critical thinking skills.
  • Significant successful high~level interaction with medical staff.
  • Strong skills in successfully managing multiple units.
  • Strong skills in diplomacy and conflict resolution at various levels within the organization.
  • Strong aptitude in human resource management.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written, group and one~on~one).
  • Extensive knowledge of statistical methods, data analysis and presentation.
  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
  • Frequently lifts up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lifts over 100 lbs. with assistance.
  • Must be able to sit 50 percent of the workday and stand 35 percent.
  • Must have clear speech, hearing and vision.
  • Will be exposed to mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards.
  • Must wear protective clothing (i.e., lead aprons, isolation gowns, protective eyewear, etc.) as needed.
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
  • This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.