Summary of Duties
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has a vacancy for the position of Risk Manager within the Enterprise Risk Management Department.
Reporting to the Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Radiation Safety the incumbent will work collaboratively with senior leadership, directors, managers, educators, front-line staff and various internal and external stakeholders to address risk management issues and implement hospital wide policies and other initiatives to promote patient safety and mitigate risk.
Risk Management Duties :
Identifies and mitigates risk at every opportunity with a focus on improving patient, staff and public safety.
Responds daily to organization-wide risk requests to provide expert consultation and advice on a wide variety of patient care, policy and administrative matters with internal constituents including senior leaders, managers, physicians, clinical staff.
Privacy and patient safety
Reviews / audits / edits Safety Reports and ensures due diligence in the investigation and follow up with stakeholders as applicable.
Monitors Safety Reports for trends and brings same forward to applicable stakeholders
Leads the risk response to critical patient incidents including supporting clinical and non-clinical teams, liaising with patients / families, conducting investigations and leading QCIPA and non-QCIPA system reviews through to the implementation of recommendations.
Leads professional liability and personal injury claims; leads investigations of claims with adjuster and legal counsel;
represents hospital at Examinations for Discovery; supports and guides staff defendants, their managers and others through the legal process
Executes an effective response to external sources of risk identification e.g., Coroner’s requests, jury recommendations, regulatory college complaints, product hazard and recall notifications and look backs, etc.
Assesses, identifies and mitigates risk associated with planned shutdown of services or utilities, and facilities renewal projects by effective contingency planning with stakeholders
Provides risk consultation to develop and revise policies, procedures and Emergency Response Codes to avoid and / or control risk
Participates in and / or leads key risk related committee i.e. System Review / QCIPA committee
Ensures appropriate actions are taken to address identified deficiencies / areas for improvement
Ensures the annual completion by all stakeholders of the Risk Assessment Checklists (RAC) required by hospital’s Insurer, HIROC, and tracking follow-up action.
Partners with internal and external stakeholders to maximize opportunities for collaboration and integration of best practice and ensure the hospital’s risk management processes are based on best practices and meet legal and regulatory requirements