Risk Management Job


I have an interview for a risk manager RN position soon. I've read the job description and so far it seems like something I would be interested in.... But I'm not finding a lot of info on here. I have a year of experience as an MDS Coordinator and had been hoping to get back into this position somewhere (I have spent a year working in cardiology - left MDS related to a move for husbands job), and then I saw the risk manager position. It would be in LTC. Does anyone have experience in this area? I am a little leary sine I don't have direct risk management experience... But I do enjoy reviewing data and looking for ways to improve charting/patient care. What worries me is being solely in charge of all the facility issues... Would everything fall on me or would the DON and ADON be involved as well?

CoffeeRTC, BSN, RN

3,734 Posts

Has 25 years experience.

Did you have the interview yet? I too am interested in a position in RM. I'm not finding much as far as support groups or message boards for support.

I think RM would fall under the supervision of the administrator and not the DON. We've been looking for a RM/ SDC for a while and I've been filling in. One of my questions (when I finally give my intent to take the job) would be just that..."Who do I report to?" I assume the RM would then make suggestions, referals and then educate the nursing staff (SDC part of the job).