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Director of Risk Management

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1 Oct 2021

The Psychiatric Institute of Washington provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults suffering from mental health and addictive illnesses. PIW is a 130 bed, short-term, acute care hospital offering inpatient, partial and intensive outpatient hospitalization, as well as specialized treatment programs for chemical dependency. PIW has an excellent reputation as an innovative hospital with caring, dedicated staff, experienced in the delivery of behavioral healthcare. Situated in the safe, historical Tenleytown neighborhood, PIW is one mile from the Tenleytown Metro stop and within walking distance to local cafes and restaurants.

Benefits package include:

* Challenging and rewarding work environment
* Competitive Compensation
* Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Plan
* Generous Paid Time Off
* 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
* Career development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
* Supportive and responsive leadership.
* Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


The Risk Manager (RM) has broad responsibility to protect the hospital's assets from loss. The Risk Manager is responsible for coordinating the loss control efforts and advising management and administration on all potential sources of loss and for making recommendations to minimize or eliminate exposure. The structure and functions of the Risk Management Program are designed so as to comply with guidelines and standards of JCAHO, other regulatory agencies, and the UHS T.E.R.M.© Program.


* Demonstrate ability to utilize various computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Medik.
* Able to communicate effectively, oral and written, to physicians, clinical staff and management in a professional and cooperative manner.
* Able to empathetically listen to patients and/or family members.
* Able to professionally discuss outcomes with various agencies (TJC, DOH, CSOSA, etc.).
* Able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, and exhibit flexibility with deadlines and changing priorities.


* Bachelor's Degree in health-care related field
* 3 years experience in a psychiatric in-patient facility with knowledge of high-risk areas
* Knowledge of hospital operations, risk identification assessment and reduction and claims management
* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
* Must possess strong computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
* Must be detail-oriented.
* Must possess strong organizational skills.
* Must possess strong people skills

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  • Job Reference: 386584092-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Universal Health Services
  • Location: Washington
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions
  • Job Type: Permanent