Clinical Risk Manager (Healthcare Risk/Quality) - Mount Sinai Queens (Astoria, NY)

Job Description

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Roles & Responsibilities:

The Clinical Risk Manager in the Department of Risk Management is responsible for the day to day risk management activities at Mount Sinai Queens including investigating, managing, and analyzing risk management data; complying with risk management standards of the Joint Commission, other accrediting agencies, and the New York State Department of Health; and conducting risk management educational programs.

The Clinical Risk Manager is responsible for the coordination and investigation of serious adverse events, including potentially reportable incidents to the New York State Department of Health and provides documentation of all related data and facilitates resolution of reported incidents. This position supports the hospital’s objective of enhancing and promoting patient safety and quality of care and minimizing loss to protect the assets of the facility. This individual participates in formulating risk reduction strategies, policy and/or organizational changes. 

  1. Coordinates the risk management program to meet the needs of the institution.
  2. Review and analysis of all occurrence reports for Risk Management, quality of care, regulatory and insurance concerns.

  3. Performs investigation of potentially reportable incident(s) to the New York State Department of Health.

  4. Conducts Root Cause Analysis investigations, which includes assessing need for focused review by departments, and or clinical chairpersons for peer reviews and prepares appropriate documents including timelines and process maps to facilitate the RCA meetings. Maintains risk management information system databases.

  5. Prepares various incident summary reports; provides all required documentation for investigations, activities and resolutions related to the reported incident (s).

  6. Facilitates the peer review process.
  7. Identifies organizational risk through trend analysis of incidents, incident letters, reports, etc.

  8. Interface with the FOJP Risk Control Coordinators; reporting potential claims as well as cases of concern by preparation of preliminary reports, and determination of priority of investigation given risk management assessment.

  9. Acts as a resource person by presenting relevant risk management issues for discussion and evaluation.


  • Currently registered to practice professional nursing (RN) in New York State
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s degree or JD preferred

  • Minimum 3-5 years of clinical experience in Medical-Surgical, ICU, Emergency Department Nursing

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in Risk Management, Quality Assurance, or Appeals Management

  • Fluent computer and excellent writing and communication skills

  • Experience with assessing occurrences for NYPORTS a plus

  • CPHRM a plus

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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