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Risk Management Advisor

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Author pmnationtalk
Date March 21, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Risk Management Advisor

Competition #: 01378313
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Department: IH PRIV & POL RSK MGT


Position Summary
Do you possess comprehensive knowledge of risk management concepts and methods and in depth knowledge of current and relevant legislation? We are seeking a Risk Management Advisor to join our team!

The Risk Management Advisor (Range 6) provides risk management and legislative analysis and advice across Interior Health (IH), reviews complex risk management scenarios as they arise, and guides and directs the response to ensure IH meets the requirements of relevant legislation.

IH is a large organization with over 20,000 employees, whose operations cover a broad scope of services, creating an intricate risk landscape. The Risk Management Advisor will evaluate complex risk events that have occurred anywhere within that scope of operations. In conjunction with other IH stakeholders and consulting with external legal and insurance professionals as necessary the incumbent will guide and direct IH’s response to risk events. The Risk Management Advisor will also examine the significance of potential risk events that have not yet occurred where raised by internal stakeholders, analyze the likelihood and impact of occurrence, and advise key stakeholders as to the most appropriate approach to proactively mitigate, transfer, accept or avoid those risks. Additionally, the incumbent will assist in ensuring IH’s compliance with select legislative obligations as directed by the Manager, Privacy and Risk Management.


1. Reviews risk events that have occurred and, in consultation with external legal counsel and insurers as necessary, provides guidance and direction to IH staff and physicians as to the most appropriate response in order to minimize the likelihood of reoccurrence and minimize IH’s liability.

2. Proactively reviews potential risk events, analyzes the likelihood and impact of occurrence and proposes risk management strategies to mitigate, transfer, accept or avoid risk by; recommends process changes, leverages external partners or communicates with internal and external stakeholders.

3. Facilitates the timely collection and communication of risk event information to external legal counsel and the Health Care Protection Program (HCPP) in order to facilitate legal representation and insurance claim processing as necessary.

4. Analyzes privacy breaches and assesses risk and reports as necessary to Insurance provider and external legal counsel.

5. Performs risk assessments on new projects or initiatives based on summaries submitted by project leads, assessing liability and legislative compliance risk and providing recommended additions or changes to processes or controls in order to appropriately mitigate, transfer, accept or avoid that risk.

6. Maintains expert knowledge of current risk management best practices and changes in relevant legislation through participation in training (as directed by the Manager), provincial forums and monitoring of BC Government Risk Management branch.

7. Completes ad hoc reviews of policies and other documentation as requested by the Manager with a view to proactively managing risk and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.

8. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager based on operational need.

Education, Training, and Experience
• Graduation from a recognized degree in Health Information Science, Health Administration or another related discipline (e.g. law, business) and 5 years of recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• Completed certification in Risk Management or Health Information Management.

Skills and Abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge of risk management concepts, tools, and methods and in depth knowledge of current and relevant legislation.
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills across multiple levels of a large complex organization from senior leadership to front line operational staff.
• Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and deliver education and training programs/ initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team including successful application of collaborative approaches to problem solving and workload.
• Good knowledge of record keeping practices and basic understanding of operational practices across the spectrum of services provided by IH.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft office suite business applications, electronic information systems and information management processes. Keyboarding skills of approximately 40 wpm.
• Project management experience and abilities an asset.
• Ability to remain organized and on task while handling multiple priorities.
• Ability to adapt to change in a dynamic environment.
• Ability to work unsupervised and independently to manage projects and meet competing deadlines.
• Ability to drive a vehicle and must have a valid class 5 BC Driver’s License, ability to travel as required operationally.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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