Job Details

Risk Manager (RN)- Office of Legal Affairs

Job Number: 527812
Categories: Professional, Nursing
Dallas, TX

Department: Ofc of VP Legal Affairs
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in Nursing and (4) years of experience to include at least (2) two years clinical nursing experience and (2) years experience in risk management, quality assurance, case management or related health care management field, or in legal field.  Licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas.

Job Duties

1.  Reviews and analyzes medical records to investigate patient concerns of care and grievances; obtains input from clinical providers and clinical supervisors; drafts administrative response to patients.  As needed, communicates directly with patients (or other requestor if applicable).
2.  Assists faculty, residents, students, and employees with questions and problems concerning patient communications, risk management, potential liability and direction provided by administrative policies. Provides support for quality review processes.
3.  Reviews and prepares medical records for legal review; evaluates cases for legal merit and coordinates expert reviews; assists with discovery responses and location of requested documentation.
4.  Prepares, or assists in preparing, Professional Liability Committee agendas and materials; participates in Professional Liability Committee meetings.
5.  Coordinates management of patient concerns with counterparts at affiliated institutions.
6.  Assists with risk management presentations to faculty, residents, and employees.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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