Quality Assurance/Risk Management

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Ruby Valley Medical Center
  • 321 Madison Street, Sheridan, MT 59715
  • Aug 17, 2021
Full Time Administration/Operations

Job Description

The Ruby Valley Medical Center is seeking the right person to provide consultation and support for facility wide quality/performance improvement processes. This position is responsible for assisting departments in quality assessment activities and meeting accreditation standards. They also ensure that state and federal regulations, licensure requirements, risk management standards, and health information fundamentals are met. The Quality Assurance/Risk Manager is the data coordinator and resource person for internal and external projects that involve quality and risk. Promotes and monitors safe, high quality, cost effective health care. This position reports to the CEO.

The following is a list of essential job accountabilities:

Quality Assurance:

  1. Support and practice the Mission and Philosophy of Ruby Valley Medical Center;
  2. Create and/or update policies and procedures to reflect industry standards, new procedures, new products, etc.
  3. Orient and train employees on the Quality Assurance Programs;
  4. Assess, evaluate and support all quality initiatives and share this information with appropriate leadership teams;
  5. Chair ongoing quality meetings;
  6. Oversee the Quality Program Review while encouraging input from all departments;
  7. Ensure readiness at all times for facility surveys;
  8. Other Quality Assurance duties as assigned.

Risk Management:

  1. Review all incident reports determining frequently occurring situations that place the patients and/or organization at risk;
  2. Work with department managers and quality management staff to identify high-risk situations and develop plans to eliminate the risk by following a 5-step process that involves risk identification, investigation, analysis, treatment, and plan evaluation;
  3. Collaborate with Compliance Officer for patient complaint and grievance review;
  4. Provide Risk Management program orientation and training to staff and management including use of the incident online reporting tool;
  5. Serve as liaison between facility and professional liability insurance carrier and legal counsel to process and provide information pertinent to claims or potential litigation;
  6. Participate in any committees relevant to risk management functions;
  7. Other Risk Management duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications and/or Licensure:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 2 years’ experience in quality assurance required;
  • Supervisory and/or management experience preferred;

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Awareness of regulatory guidelines including critical access hospital and swing bed Medicare Conditions of Participation compliance;
  • Communication skills;
  • Advanced computer capabilities;
  • Knowledge of QA/PI tools including statistics, flow-charting, medical terminology, and data graphing;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Training skills.


Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Employment Type (feed only)

Full time with benefits which include 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, and Vision insurance.