Director System Risk Management - Penn State Health Legal Services

Penn State Health Shared Services


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Days
Hours:  Days




Responsible for the overall development and administration of a comprehensive and integrated risk management program for Penn State Health, including inpatient facilities, outpatient and ambulatory care settings, and all clinical practice locations. The program will incorporate risk management education and consultation, the identification of risks and the implementation of risk mitigation strategies including medical professional claims control and loss prevention, and policy and procedure development based on organizational, local, state, federal, and The Joint Commission regulations and standards. The position reports directly to General Counsel



Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Health Administration or related field required.

10 years of related experience in a healthcare entity performing legal, risk, or patient safety activities is required.

7 years of management experience required.



Advanced degree (e.g., J.D., M.B.A., M.S.) preferred.

Previous Risk Management Finance/Insurance experience preferred

Health System Academic Medical Center experience preferred.


Health System experience preferred.



Excellent oral and written communication skills emphasizing presentations, reports, negotiating skills.

Excellent judgment and integrity

Ability to manage complex functions and activities, and to deal with extremely sensitive issues.

Ability to act independently within overall strategy.

Ability to offer practical advice using superior written and oral communication skills.

Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate change in a growing health system.

Advanced leadership skills.

Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and/or Associate Risk Management (ARM) within two years of placement into position.



This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


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