Director of Risk Management

South Texas Health System | Edinburg, Texas 78539

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: November 05, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29474


Lead system-wide risk management as Director for the six-hospital network in the coastal Texas city that offers a competitive cost of living, quick access to beaches, top school systems, and more!

The Position

  • The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all system-wide Risk Management activities, including overseeing a team of risk management, patient safety, and administrative employees across all facilities. 
  • Drive the strategic development of risk management and High-Reliability Organization (HRO) programs that achieve proactive risk mitigation and operational efficiencies. 
  • Seeking a visible and relational leader to energize and coach teams around key risk management processes, communicate regularly with system-level leadership, and be present at all system facilities as needed.
  • Must bring 10+ years of broad healthcare risk management experience, including 5+ years in a leadership capacity and preferably in a multi-site or healthcare system setting.
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

The Organization 

  • South Texas Health System is a regional multi-facility healthcare system that has earned a reputation for excellence in providing quality care to the residents of the Rio Grande Valley. With more than 3,000 employees, nearly 650 physicians in specialties ranging from primary care to neurosurgery to behavioral health, and 500 volunteers, South Texas is the largest healthcare system south of San Antonio.
  • The system is a network of five acute care hospitals and one behavioral health hospital, all of which have received Joint Commission accreditation and offer a comprehensive range of healthcare services including cardiovascular, maternity and women’s health, and more. Three of the system's hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ in the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
  • South Texas Health System has compiled a distinguished list of firsts: first to offer private behavioral health inpatient treatment in the Rio Grande Valley, first neonatal surgery center in the Valley, first designated Level II Trauma Center in Hidalgo County, and the first freestanding hospital building for children in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Community 

  • Edinburg has all the charm of a small town combined with the amenities of a bigger city, as it is part of a metropolitan statistical area that includes more than 1.2 million residents spread across two counties. The area is ideal for raising a family, offering short commute times, great public schools, a low cost of living, and a very close-knit sense of community.
  • Edinburg is serviced by a regional airport that is well connected to the national hubs in Dallas and Houston.
  • With year-round sunshine, tropical breezes and limited rainfall, the weather is another key draw to the area. Temperatures are mild throughout the year, particularly in winter, with an average high of 86 and low of 65…ideal for capturing the natural beauty of the Valley, including the beaches on South Padre Island, or participating in wildlife and outdoor activities like birdwatching, golfing, and more.
  • Drawing thousands annually, Edinburg’s festivals—including the South Texas Film Festival, FridaFest, Edinburg Music Fest, and the Night of Lights Parade—are a few of the many signature events that add to the culture and vibe of the city. Edinburg is also an educational hub for the region. Ranked as one of the most beautiful campuses in Texas, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is home to a new school of medicine that strives for the highest professional standards in the medical care industry.



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