Question: Risk Manager Job Duties - This is my new job - page 2

Hi I know that this is the quality forum, however there isn't anything for "risk management". It seems to me that quality and risk are very closely related. Anyways, I just want to know if anyone on here also performs... Read More

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    I just accepted a position in a LTC for Risk Management..whole new area for me..will be starting this month..am really not sure what the job entails nor how busy it will be as this facility is small..time will tell

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    I work in a small medical center so I share duties of risk management/QA/QI with our CNO for our hospital. She handles the hospital and clinic issues while I handle the LTC and AL issues. This works great since we have different backgrounds.
    We handle things that happen, such as medication errors and falls, but we also have a monthly QI meeting where we address quality indicators and issues we've had problems with in the past and follow them pretty closely.
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    Quote from Mozzie
    Hi

    I know that this is the quality forum, however there isn't anything for "risk management". It seems to me that quality and risk are very closely related.

    Anyways, I just want to know if anyone on here also performs risk management duties (I have seen where the quality & risk manager is the same person).

    If you were just starting out in risk management - what would be the first thing you would do to understand the expectations of the job???

    How do you prioritize your day???

    I have a job description - but it is really "wordy". I think from what I know about it - I will like it. I just want a good start. Anyone willing to share?

    Thanks,
    Mozzie
    This is a great place to post this. I am a Quality Risk Manager and sorta new at the position. I have always been involved in policy and procedures, best practice, and patient safety, so some of the things that I am doing stayed the same. Something new to me is I am involved in monitoring our eSRM (reporting system). I am expected to investigate, track trends, and look for areas or improvement. Having been a bedside nurse for 20 years I also look for opportunities for education for the nurses. Many times if the same areas are reported on then it may be that the nurses were not educated correctly. I am not big on punishing but rather looking into why and then educating, at least until you know more and then at times you have no choice. Fortunately, the organization that I work for supports me in this and the administration culture open to education and not just discipline.

    Networking is a big help in this position. Many other facilities may have already experienced or gone through a situation that you may find your facility dealing with. Other places will share P & P with you and suggestions as to what worked and what did not work. I would reach out to your quality director or CNO at your facility.

    ASHRM is an organization that you could look into. They have webinar's, and a website where you can educate yourself on the areas that you need help with. For example I am also very involved in legal actions or possible legal actions against our facility. This is very new to me and the ASHRM has good information on this.

    good luck!

    ~Kris
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