Select a local health care organization where you can conduct an interview with an employee who is involved in risk management processes. This organization can be your current employer or a different health care facility in your community. Acute care, urgent care, large multi‐provider private medical clinics, assisted living facilities, and community/public health clinical facilities are all ideal options to complete the requirements of this assignment. Select an individual who can provide sufficient information regarding how their organization manages risk within its facility to answer the questions below.

Select a local health care organization where you can conduct an interview with an employee who is involved in risk management processes. This organization can be your current employer or a different health care facility in your community. Acute care, urgent care, large multi‐provider private medical clinics, assisted living facilities, and community/public health clinical facilities are all ideal options to complete the requirements of this assignment. Select an individual who can provide sufficient information regarding how their organization manages risk within its facility to answer the questions below.

In your interview, address the following:

  1. Risk management strategies used in the organization’s risk control program, along with specific examples.
  2. How the facility’s educational risk management program addresses key professional, legal, and ethical issues, such as prevention of negligence, malpractice litigation, and vicarious liability.
  3. Policies the facility has implemented that address how to manage emergency triage in high‐risk areas of health care service delivery (e.g., narcotics inventories, declared pregnancy policies, blood-borne disease sector, etc.).
  4. Challenges the organization faces in managing and controlling high-risk health care (e.g., infectious diseases, nuclear medicine, abortion, class 4 narcotics/opioids, etc.).
  5. Strategies the facility utilizes to monitor, evaluate, and maintain compliance within its risk management program.

After conducting the interview, compose an 800-words summary analysis of the interview that includes the questions above, in conjunction with the interviewee’s responses. In addition, include the following elements in your response:

  1. An assessment of the organization’s risk management program, including how it attends to high-risk health care and legal concerns.
  2. Action steps you would take to improve one area of the organization’s risk management program, along with your rationale for doing so.

Cite appropriate references as needed to support your statements and rationale.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

RUBRIC

1.  Risk management strategies used in the risk control program are comprehensive. The submission incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.

2.  A description of how the risk management program addresses key professional, legal, and ethical issues is comprehensive, supported by detailed, relevant examples. Level of detail is appropriate.

3.  An explanation of the facility policies for managing emergency triage in high-risk areas of health care service delivery is present and comprehensive. The submission incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.

4.  A comprehensive description of the challenges the organization faces in managing and controlling high-risk health care is provided. The submission incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.

5.  A description of the strategies the facility utilizes to monitor and maintain its risk management program is comprehensive. The submission incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.

6.  An assessment of the risk management program inclusive of high-risk health care and legal concerns is comprehensive. The submission incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.

7.  An inventory of the proposed action steps to improve the risk management program inclusive of rationale is comprehensive. The submission incorporates analysis of supporting evidence insightfully and provides specific examples with relevance. Level of detail is appropriate.

8.  Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

9.  Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

10.  Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

11.  All format elements are correct.

12.  Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RUBRIC ACCORDINGLY.

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