Manager, Risk (Reference Number 15-NON-052)

Risk Management

Centenary Campus, with cross site responsibilities - Temporary Full Time (approx. 12 months)


The best at what we do. Rouge Valley Health System is an innovative leader committed to delivering the best patient/family experience. Focused on improving the health of our community, we are committed to learning, innovation and providing the best patient care experience for our patients and their families. Rouge Valley Health System is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA, by making appropriate accommodations available throughout the selection and assessment process. If you require accommodation, please inform our Human Resources staff to ensure your equal participation. Join our team as we meet the needs of our growing communities.

Rouge Valley's Lean approach to continuous improvement puts our patients first in everything we do. Through our Lean philosophy, Rouge Valley respects our staff's talents, skills and diversity and seeks to optimize value for patients. Help us lead transformation in health care. Our commitment to providing the best patient care and an effective workplace has resulted in many well-earned awards by our team of staff, physicians and volunteers: CBC's The Fifth Estate “A” rating, based on research by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and in 2013; Exemplary standing, the top rating from national hospital surveyors by Accreditation Canada.


Reporting to the VP Finance & CFO, this position is responsible for day to day management of RVHS’ Risk Management function. This role serves as an expert resource for management, staff and physicians for patient safety improvements and effective management of identified risks to the corporation. S/he will manage and analyze risk management data, and facilitate risk management educational programs based upon identified need. This role will oversee the RVHS Business Continuity and Emergency preparedness planning and the Business Continuity and Emergency Preparedness Analyst.  Key accountabilities include: investigation of clinical incidents and sentinel events; assisting with roll out of the RVHS’ Enterprise Risk Management program; risk consultation with internal stakeholders; insurance and claims management; and facilitating investigation of legal claims including liaison with legal counsel


  • Bachelor’s Degree in the health field or other related field.
    5 years of related work experience, specifically in a risk management role
    Completed or working towards a Certificate in Risk Management
    Expert understanding of insurance, claims management, and regulatory compliance
    Knowledge and experience in coordinating Enterprise Risk Management activities, including Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
    Working knowledge and understanding of key legislation as it applies to hospital settings
    Working knowledge of the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada
    Demonstrated ability to facilitate investigation of medical/legal claims and participate in discoveries and mediation
    Expert risk management skills
    Expert problem-solving and analytical skills
    Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate objectively and effectively with patients, staff and physicians at all levels as well as board members
    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal professionally and discretely with sensitive issues
    Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple and competing priorities
    Proven ability to work with minimum supervision, take initiative and perform well in a stressful environment
    Excellent computer skills and experience in Microsoft Office
    Exposure to Lean principles, an understanding of methodologies and tools and a commitment to the use of these in support of providing the best healthcare experience possible to our patients
    Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Rouge Valley's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
    Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public.

 If you require accommodation, please inform our Human Resources staff to ensure your equal participation

Reference #: 15-NON-052

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