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Sutter Health Healthcare Risk Specialist II - Peninsula Region in Palo Alto, California

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Healthcare Risk Officer, the Healthcare Risk Specialist II is responsible for contributing to specific aspects of the risk management program with an emphasis on loss prevention and reduction in multi-disciplinary settings. Participate in and support the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the systems, programs and policies designed to reduce or eliminate loss exposure. May serve as the primary investigator or support the primary investigator in conducting investigations of clinical and non-clinical patient safety reports; investigate and provide follow-up to the departments as appropriate and identify those events which qualify as potentially compensable events. Maintain documentation in the appropriate tracking system of risk mitigation pending and complete. Use critical thinking skills to identify basic risk issues and apply those concepts to a variety of situations. Work independently and collaboratively to support a risk management approach to risk prevention. Perform additional projects as assigned. Interface with affiliate leadership, physicians, and the Healthcare Risk team. The Healthcare Risk Specialist II reports directly to the Healthcare Risk Officer.

This role will cover affiliates in the Sutter Peninsula Region.



• Associate's Healthcare or Business Administration related field Required

• Bachelor's Healthcare or Business Administration related field Preferred Or equivalent education/experience

Licensures and Certifications

• Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management - CPHRM Preferred

• Other Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Preferred

• Other Clinical License highly preferred Preferred


• Demonstrated experience in healthcare services/administration, as typically acquired during 3-5 years in a similar position Required

• Proven experience managing healthcare-related liability claims, loss exposure, and risk reduction, preferably in a healthcare setting Required

• Demonstrated experience assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of healthcare related programs Required

• Previous experience conducting analyses to identify behavior issues that could result in increased liability exposure Required

Skills and Knowledge

• General knowledge of healthcare-related state and federal laws and regulations

• General knowledge of accreditation and professional standards within the healthcare industry

• Working knowledge of investigative tools and resources used to complete risk exposure assessments

• Practical knowledge of principles and methods used for curriculum building and training design

• General understanding of risk management best practices and methods used to limit exposure liability and risk

• Proven ability to identify and assess existing or potential risk exposure

• Demonstrated ability to reprioritize workload as needed to assure completion of work

• Demonstrated capability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner at all levels of the organization

• Demonstrated skills in various data management software (Excel, Word, Worldox, Midas, etc)

• Proven ability to work with people from diverse groups of business backgrounds, in a rapidly changing environment

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

Organization: Sutter Health System Office

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.