Risk Manager- IL- Risk Management

Midwestern University
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Job Details Description


The Risk Manager will provide onsite Risk Management support for Midwestern University's academic campus and its various clinics and will support various clinical initiatives. This individual will be responsible for the planning, development, management and administration of all aspects of Risk Management for Downers Grove location, reporting directly to the Sr. Vice President, Administration & Communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee all Risk Management and compliance issues for the Downers Grove campus and all Clinics.
  • Collaborate with the clinics, colleges, and support departments in the identification and resolution of potential risks related to systems, processes, and clinical issues.
  • Manage and administer the university's workers' compensation program including interacting with claimant, preparation of claim, notification to carrier, coordination of benefits with human resources, and claim conclusion.
  • Develop and manage the Risk Management operational budget and assist with the departmental strategic plan.
  • Review and analyze all occurrence/incident reports (both student and employee), develop resolution plan, perform appropriate reporting, conduct necessary investigations, and submit all approved invoices for payment.
  • Assist with the identification and development of solutions to clinical risk management issues in the areas of HIPAA, OSHA,Workers Compensation, and licensing/credentialing.
  • Proactively identify areas of high risk and develop risk reduction strategies in collaboration with University leadership.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies/procedures and educational training programs in the areas of risk exposure, loss prevention, risk management compliance, environmental health and safety, HIPAA, CPR/ BLS, and universal precautions.
  • Conduct all Clinic Environmental Rounds on a monthly basis.
  • Perform ergonomic assessments and proper follow up with all employees.
  • Manage and submit all certificates of insurance as requested by departments.
  • Collaborate with all insurance carriers to the extent of campus walk- throughs, claim filing and discover preventative actions.
  • Assist with all State, OSHA, and Accreditation visits.
  • Support the Office of General Counsel on subpoenas, Workers' Compensation, and other risk management issues.
  • Respond to questions from faculty, staff and administration relating to risk management.
  • Participate on University committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner with regular, predictable, in- person attendance. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor's degree required with a preferred area of study in Healthcare, Business, Finance, Risk Management, Insurance or related field. Healthcare risk management and/or compliance experience preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience at a manager level or above is required, preferably in healthcare or higher education. Exceptional knowledge in the areas of Risk Management, compliance, and workers' compensation. Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent problem-solving skills and risk judgment.

    Computer Skills

    Strong computer literacy necessary, with proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and stand. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account. We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday's, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

    Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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