BayCare Health System - Director of Risk

FL, Clearwater

BayCare Health System, a leading not-for-profit health system based in Tampa, Florida, has retained WittKieffer to assist in the recruitment of candidates for Director, Risk Services. The position will become vacant due to the planned retirement of the incumbent, who has been part of the system for 15 years. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead the well-regarded risk management program of a 15 hospital regional delivery system that is well-positioned strategically, clinically and financially in a growing market.  

Reporting to Janice Polo, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Risk Services will be responsible for all risk management activities of BayCare Health System which include, but are not limited to, the following: coordinating insurance coverage and risk financing, managing claims, interfacing with  legal defense counsel, budgeting for and administering the enterprise risk management program on a day-to-day basis, managing and analyzing risk management data, implementing risk mitigation activities, conducting risk management educational programs, and clinical risk management. The Director, Risk Services acts as a strategic partner with the system leadership team members and provides key leadership and coordination in risk management throughout BayCare Health System. Charged with formulating strategic priorities and operational objectives, the Director, Risk Services will ensure a consistent and optimal approach to minimizing liability and risk exposure while improving patient care. 

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Insurance, Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Law or Clinical Nursing or an advanced risk management designation. Certification in a Risk Management area is preferred. In addition, candidates must have an outstanding record of achievement with at least ten years healthcare risk management or commercial insurance broker/underwriter or medical malpractice litigation management experience, preferably within a health care system. Experience with a healthcare captive insurance company is required, and experience in a multi-site health system environment is strongly desired. 

Confidential inquiries, referrals and resumes are welcome and may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting BayCare Health System, Werner Boel and Sarah Zielke, through the office of Lyndsey Nicodem at

BayCare Health System values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.