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Columbia Memorial Hospital
Astoria, OR, United States
26 days ago
Columbia Memorial Hospital
Astoria, Oregon, United States
26 days ago


Req # 2022014


The Clinical Risk Manager is responsible for providing support to the Director of Quality, Quality department and Executive Leadership. Working collaboratively with members of the Quality department, Management Teams and the Professional Staff, the Clinical Risk Manager is responsible for performing duties that support the risk management objectives, performance improvement, peer review support, and other quality review duties. The Clinical Risk Manager, in collaboration with the Director of Quality, Vice President of Patient Care Services, the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Executive Officer, promotes and monitors patient safety initiatives throughout the Hospital.

The Clinical Risk Manager is responsible to the Director of Quality for assisting with investigating adverse patient outcomes, analyzing events, formulating safety plans, participating in policy review, supporting peer review duties and committee, participating in Sentinel Event investigations, facilitating root cause analysis and/or focused reviews or debriefs, claims investigations, and assisting with responses to regulatory agencies. Consults with staff, leadership, physicians, risk management consultants, legal teams, and other risk management, quality and regulatory organizations to ensure application of best practice procedures, policy alignment, and our compliance with rules and regulations in order to reduce risk for patient harm, monitor and maintain quality, safe patient care. Additionally, the Clinical Risk Manager will assist the Quality department and Director of Quality with departmental programs, projects, initiatives, or activities as directed. Maintains current knowledge of ACHC, state and CMS standards and assists the organization in maintaining compliance with all applicable standards.

About Us

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.

As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient’s goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.

Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit:


Knowledge of/Skill/Ability to:

Experience in healthcare, healthcare quality assurance, risk management and performance improvement are preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of chart reviews looking for risk issues and a basic understanding of risk management.  Knowledge of healthcare safety best practices and procedures.  Ability to maintain complete confidentiality of all work assignments.  Expert skill in gathering, analyzing, and evaluating data.  Demonstrates good organization and communication skills.  Able to work independently with limited supervision. 

Highly developed interpersonal, leadership, and team building skills with the ability to work effectively with medical, nursing, ancillary, and administrative staff, as well as public and external agencies.  Excellent customer service recovery skills with patients and family members.  Proficient skill in communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse backgrounds.  Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite as well as the ability to utilize other forms of software. Current knowledge of ACHC, state and CMS standards preferred.


  • RN preferred
  • Current AHA BLS completion required
  • CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) or prior risk-related education preferred. Required to obtain certification within one year.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field. Comparable experience and training may be considered. RN preferred. Previous experience with quality or performance improvement initiatives preferred.  Clinical experience is required. Must have strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.  Experience with accreditation survey process preferred. Minimum of five years in acute care hospital setting or medical center services required. Minimum of three years in risk management related field preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance

Physical work is light to moderate demand. Works inside. Moderate amount of walking and standing. Normal hearing or corrected hearing required to converse on phone or with patient, staff, and family. Normal or corrected vision to complete pre-printed forms, documentation, and to visually assess patient needs. Manual dexterity required to complete pre-printed forms, operate phone system, and computer. Command of the English language sufficient to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Benefit Package: 

Generous Benefit Package: 

- 100% employer paid healthcare benefits; very affordable dependent premiums

- 70% off on Hospital Services for you and eligible family members

- Retirement Plans with generous matching and profit share contributions

- Paid Time Off: Up to 28 days per year

- Shift Differentials: Evenings, Nights, Weekends if applicable to the position

- Tuition Reimbursement

- Access to Hospital Gym  

- This position is eligible for relocation assistance

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 62838666
  • Location:
    Astoria, Oregon, United States
  • Position Title: Clinical Risk Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Columbia Memorial Hospital
  • Job Function: Acute Case Manager,
    Registered Nurse
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

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