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Somatus Regulatory Specialist, Risk Management in Richmond, Virginia

Regulatory Specialist, Risk Management at Somatus

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The Regulatory Specialist, Risk Management will beresponsible for the day-to-day risk management activities of Somatus, including investigating, managing, and analyzing risk management data, and complying with risk management-related standards for CMS, NCQA, and other accrediting agencies. This individual will be responsible for monitoring variances and incidents and conducting risk management root cause analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and analyze all occurrence reports for Risk Management, quality of care, regulatory and insurance concerns

  • Performinvestigation of potentially reportable incident(s) to State Departments of Health and Health Plan

  • Conducts Root Cause Analysis investigations, which include assessing the need for focused review by departments, and/or clinical leadership for peer reviews

  • Prepare incident summary report(s); provide required documentation for investigations, activities, and resolutions related to the reported incident(s)

  • Identify organizational risk through trend analysis of incidents, incident letters, reports, etc.

  • Present relevant risk management issues for discussion and evaluation

  • Assist in the development of educational programs to raise staff awareness of risk exposure and the impact on professional liability

  • Complete pre-delegation/ remediation corrective action plans

  • Keep abreast of appropriate regulatory requirements related to risk management

  • Partner, collaborate, develop and support Regulatory Specialists within the Clinical Operations-Quality, Audit, and Risk department as follows:

  • Care management and regulatory initiatives

  • Create and maintain audit tools, reports, standardized policies, procedures, and manuals

  • Assess survey readiness for NCQA accreditation and state and federal-based quality improvement compliance

  • QI compliance-related activities are accomplished each year

  • Direct compliance issues to appropriate channels for investigation and resolution

  • Write, review, develop, revise, and maintain policies and procedures for the general operation of the Somatus compliance program and its related non-compliant activities ensuring they are in line with standards for accreditation, agency contract needs, and ongoing continuous quality improvement

  • Implement and monitor Somatus quality improvement program and research best practices

  • Acquire a thorough knowledge of each program and/or department operations and procedures

  • Collect, compile, trend, and report quality data in the following areas: patient care, safety, risk management, infection control, outcomes, and customer satisfaction

  • Complete credentialing packages and applications for new and current providers

  • Resolve any issues related to provider credentialing

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or other related fields

  • Two (2) years of experience with risk management and quality improvement

  • Experience in delegated Case and/or Care management

  • Experience with Navex Global and/or EthicsPoint

  • Experience with NCQA, CMS regulations, and accreditations

  • Strong clinical background

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess an intermediate level knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations on guidelines of provider and/or healthcare care management

  • Ability to document and analyze complex business requirements and processes

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to be both a strategic and tactical change agent in the healthcare space

  • Self-starter who will take initiative and be proactive when there are multiple priorities

  • Strategic solution-seeker who sees opportunities when others see barriers

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to handle ambiguity and desire to work in a fast-paced start-up environment

  • Detail-oriented,accurate and complete work timely

  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner with teammates, leadership, vendors and others

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook

Travel Requirement:

  • This position may require up to 10 - 25% travel. Travel may be outside the local area and overnight.

Physical Requirements:

  • This job operates in a professional setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for extended periods. Normal manual dexterity is required.

  • Normal speaking and hearing abilities to interact with others in an office environment, over telephone or other video conferencing platform.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms and continuously repeat the same hand, arm finger motion many times as in typing.

Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions .

Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

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