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University of Utah Health Risk Management Claims Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for assisting with the Clinical Risk Management Program, including the functions of risk identification and evaluation, performance improvement to reduce risk and improve patient care systems, litigation support, clinical risk management, claims management, program administration and risk management education, and collaboration with staff, physicians, insurers and legal counsel within the organization. This position will focus primarily on preparing and representing University of Utah Health providers in depositions; preparing providers for live court testimony; working with outside counsel assigned to assist with deposition representation; researching and advising on healthcare related issues such as guardianship, consent, and EMTALA; providing education and training to University of Utah Health providers and staff regarding medicolegal issues. This position has no responsibility for providing direct patient care.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Represents physicians and other health care providers in depositions, DOPL investigations, and other patient care investigations.

  • Assists in directing claims management for the hospitals, clinics and School of Medicine.

  • Researches and answers legal questions regarding risk and patient safety.

  • Provides clarification on organizational policy questions.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Knowledge of issues affecting health care, professional liability, provider licensing, and mandatory reporting requirements.

  • Understanding of Risk Management role generally as well as specifically within the University of Utah Health system.

  • Demonstrated litigation skills, including deposition representation and live court testimony.

  • Demonstrated legal research skills.

  • Extensive resourcefulness required. Typically entails judgment in the development of solutions to major problems.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to effect collaborative alliances, promote teamwork, and ensure a high degree of internal and external customer satisfaction.

  • Effective organizational, planning, controlling, scheduling and project management abilities.

  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal presentation.

  • Ability to function effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment with multiple priorities and objectives.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area of assignment, or equivalency.

  • J.D. from accredited law school.

  • At least six years of litigation experience, including deposition representation experience.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Medical Malpractice or Health Law experience.


  • Admission to Utah State Bar.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 54552
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule M-F 8:30 - 5
Location Name 525 Plaza
Patient Care? No
City Salt Lake City
State UT
Department COR ISC 97B RISK MGMT
Category Business / Administration