The Senior Legal Risk Management Consultant provides relevant professional liability risk management consultation and education to insureds and policyholders and their representatives to promote patient safety, reduce the potential for professional liability claims and lawsuits, and fortify the defense of claims and lawsuits should they arise. The Senior Legal Risk Management Consultant assists and supports the Underwriting Department with evaluating health care professional liability risk for prospective and existing insureds and recommends risk management services and products for risk mitigation and elimination. The Senior Legal Risk Management Consultant also assists and supports the Claims Department as directed by the Vice President, Claims and the Vice President, Risk Management. The main responsibilities for this position include:
Consults with insured physicians, other health care professionals, and related staff or employees by telephone and email and in-person. Consultations will include informational interviewing; active listening; medical and legal research as department resources allow; providing verbal or written professional liability risk management advice, answers, information, and resources; and following up with the insured as needed. Consulting also includes writing concise, pertinent, well-researched, and understandable responses.
Collaborates with Claims, Underwriting, and Marketing and Corporate Communications departments. Collaboration will include informational interviewing, active listening, medical and legal research within department’s resource, providing answers or information, reviewing documents, and writing concise, pertinent, well-researched, and understandable responses. Collaboration includes working with insureds and their related staff and employees following their report of an incident to the Claims department and upon referral by the Claims department.
Answering Risk Management Hotline telephone calls and emails a minimum of the equivalent of 15 hours per week.
Researches and writes all MICA Risk Management articles, newsletters, scripts, and customer guidance documents, and ensures review and publication within deadlines. Publications will include the quarterly Risk Advisor, the weekly Hot Topic, and additional state- or specialty-specific Hot Topics as assigned. The number and frequency of publications may increase. The formats and intended audiences may vary.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school required.
Active and unencumbered license to practice law in at least one state required.
Insurance defense, professional liability defense, or health care law experience of 5 or more years required.
Legal research and writing experience required.
Public speaking experience or experience presenting to judges or juries required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook.
Travel up to 40% within or outside of state.
Telecommuting is allowed.
MICA is a physician-owned and directed mutual insurance company. We were founded in 1976 after the largest medical professional liability (MPL) insurance carrier announced it was no longer writing MPL insurance coverage for the physicians of Arizona. Founded by Arizona physicians, with a loan from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA), MICA offers stability through the peaks and valleys of the insurance cycle.
Today we provide medical professional liability insurance in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah, and have been a market leader for more than forty years. Over the years, we have proven our value to our members, with stable pricing, prudent underwriting principles, outstanding risk management programs and an experienced claim staff. We truly value the loyalty and trust that our members place in MICA.
Our mission is to protect and defend the practice of medicine in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah. Our vision is to be the insurance company of choice for physicians and their groups, medical facilities and advanced healthcare professionals. Our values include outstanding service to our members, affordable insurance coverage, prudent underwriting principles, relevant risk... management programs to educate and protect our members, aggressive defense of claims, and returning dividends to our members when financial conditions warrant.