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Clinical & Healthcare Risk Officer

Job ID R-26048 Date Posted 01/25/2023 Location Burlingame, California Schedule/Shift/Weekly Hours Regular/Days/40


SHSO-Sutter Health System Office-Bay

Position Overview:

Lead the affiliate risk and risk mitigation operational functions in assigned affiliate(s). Collaborates with affiliate leadership to improve the patient experience and patient safety by identifying and controlling risks, reducing and eliminating the possibility of losses associated with healthcare delivery and related core business activities. Collaborate with affiliate and system leadership in developing and executing pro-active patient safety focused risk management, risk mitigation, and loss prevention programs. Develop a collaborative relationship with other members of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and Compliance in order to ensure risk, legal and regulatory concerns are addressed properly.

Job Description:

Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.

Bachelor's in Business, Healthcare Administration, Risk Management, Nursing or related field


CPHRM - Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management within 18 months


8 years recent relevant experience


Knowledge of healthcare-related state and federal law and regulations including accreditation and professional standards 

 Thorough knowledge of methods used to identify and develop solutions to loss and risk control problems 

 Broad knowledge of healthcare risk identification and control methods, loss reduction and prevention activities, and claims management 

Understanding of and experience with Lean or other process improvement philosophies and methodologies desired 

Practical knowledge of healthcare quality review/improvement and accreditation processes

 Broad knowledge of risk management best practices and methods used to limit exposure liability and risk 

Proven ability to effectively and independently utilize consultative skills and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships 

 Demonstrate capability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner with leaders, staff and physicians in affiliate and across Sutter Health 

 Proven ability to communicate and mobilize staff in order to implement risk management strategies 

Strong RCA, FMEA , problem solving skills and ability to reprioritize workload as needed to assure completion of work 

Demonstrated ability to identify risks, review past incidents, and liability claims and make recommendations to minimize risk 

 Basic computer literacy, including knowledge of word processing, email, and use of the internet

Pay Range: $69.28-$103.92

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

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Full Time

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Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Weekend Requirements:

Saturday, Sunday





This position is work from home eligible.

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Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment. Applicants for specific positions are still required to disclose certain convictions during the application process, and those convictions may also be considered in determining eligibility for employment in accordance with applicable law.

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