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Director of Risk Management-Performance Improvement in LaPlace, LA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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Director of Risk and PI

Located in LaPlace, Louisiana, River Place Behavioral Health is a state-of-the-art mental health treatment center serving the greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

River Place Behavioral Health is located in LaPlace, Louisiana, just 20 minutes west of New Orleans and 40 minutes east of Baton Rouge. Among its many features, this historic community along the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint John the Baptist Parish offers the serenity and seclusion that are conducive to healing.

Position Summary:

This position will implement and facilitate the Performance Improvement and Risk Management programs. Direct hospital compliance with laws, regulations and standards of the accrediting and approval agencies, including state licensure, CMS and the Joint Commission. Coordinate compliance activities with the Acadia Compliance Officer and oversee policy and procedure implementation.

  • Provide the CEO with timely and accurate information related to Risk Management, Performance Improvement and Compliance issues. 
  • Advise and assist Management on Risk Management, Performance Improvement, and Compliance issues.
  • Provide management and staff education as needs identified.
  • Serve as a member of the Management Team and on facility committees as requested.
  • Interpret and implement corporate and facility policies and procedures in accordance with law and regulatory/accreditation requirements.
  • Serve as Administrator on Call as assigned.
  • Define required clinical data sets in conjunction with the Medical Staff, Clinical Leaders and Acadia Corporate resources.
  • Implement the Performance Improvement Program.
  • Set expectations, develop plans and manage processes to measure, assess, and improve the quality of the organization’s management, clinical and support activities.
  • Measure, analyze and manage variation in the performance of defined processes that affect patient safety.
  • Implement the Risk Management Program.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce risk exposure.
  • Lead the hospital’s compliance program in conjunction with Corporate Compliance Officer.
  • Coordinate agendas and reports for Medical Staff meetings.
  • Coordinate with Medical Director and CEO to ensure Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules & Regulations, and Credentialing Plan are fully implemented.
  • Develop, administer and oversee systems for ongoing regulatory compliance.

Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience with JC and CA State regulatory standards.
  • 5 year’s experience in healthcare with 2 years behavioral experience preferred.
  • LA Clinical Licensure required.


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