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The Department of Surgery currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PROJECT MANAGER.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide expert and complex Project Management to the Office of the Associate Chief Medical Officer and their work on UW Medicine care transformation initiatives. Care transformation initiatives are designed to drive transformation of health care delivery through greater teamwork and integration, more effective coordination of providers across settings, greater attention by providers to population health, promoting quality improvement and standardization of evidence-based care, and by harnessing the power of information to improve care for patients.
The primary duties of the Project Manager will be to provide operational analysis and implementation of a group of 3-5 sub-projects. This individual will facilitate effective planning, implementation, monitoring, and financial and quality metrics for each sub-project's operations projects, while ensuring on-time delivery of products.
This individual's specific areas of responsibility are in two major categories:
Planning implementation analysis and recommendation of actions for specific performance processes and measurements in 3-5 sub-projects (80%)
Example of sub-projects includes:
Smart innovation to create approaches for integrating emerging drugs and technology that make sure they add value.
Health and Wellness to provide health care as well as sick care by promoting wellness and preventive care.
Care equity identifies and decreases differences in health care access, delivery, and status.
Primary Care Innovation, a set of training and implementation activities to support primary care practice fully develop the medical home and to serve populations as well as patients.
Managing other special projects as assigned (20%)
This position is part of a new work in rapid development and deployment and will ensure that all the overarching metrics are embedded in individual sub-projects and will be responsible for their implementation, analysis and financial implications.
The work assignments for this position mean that the incumbent will be part of a dynamic work environment and experience a particularly high degree of change and ambiguity. A successful candidate must embrace this environment and be able to function at a high level in this context. A successful candidate must also embrace opportunities or challenges with innovative and entrepreneurial approaches.
Beyond superior project management skills and expertise, a successful candidate must have the ability to build and maintain strategic and effective working relationships with executives, administrators, faculty, investigators and sub-projects/programs staff. This candidate must be able to communicate, negotiate and mentor across various perspectives, experiences and knowledge bases. This candidate must able to direct and delegate upwards, laterally and downwards with savvy and finesse, and without direct supervisory capacity.
Project Management (80%)
Develop a broad and deep understanding of all WWAMI PTN infrastructure, training and programs.
Possess a command of tools and approaches to systematically organize and manage projects, people and other associated resources.
Facilitate the definition of group of sub-projects: their scope, goals and deliverables, involving all relevant stakeholder and ensuring technical feasibility.
Define and implement project tasks for group of sub-projects, including resource requirements, involved persons, and stakeholder involvement.
Develop detailed project plans for a group of sub-projects; including project description, goals, timeline, people, resources, budget, communications and risk management.
Assemble project teams for each sub-project, direct and delegate assignments, provide direction and support to the project teams, maintain open, timely and accurate communication with the project team about developments, changes and/or new directions.
Effectively establish and maintain a communication plan with the project team and stakeholders.
Analyze project data against all metrics outlined and make recommendations to PIs about process or other changes based on this analysis. Changes will be made using Rapid Cycle methodology in order for learnings to become part of best practices rolled out to all participating sites.
Track project deliverables, constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders, present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions.
Identify and manage risks, proactively problem-solve and trouble-shoot challenges, and, as necessary, implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
Review project deliverables for accuracy, completeness and quality against original scope.
Direct project closure including ensuring project completion criteria have been met, obtain stakeholder approval for final deliverables, complete and handover project documentation, release project resources, and conduct/report on findings of a project review/evaluation.
Effectively utilize WWAMI PTN information and data management systems, including shared document management practices, online collaboration spaces, client relationship management software, records management, records retention, and data management.
Special Projects Management (20%)
As assigned by the Directors' office, take on special projects management of varying size, scope and length to achieve the rapidly developing needs of the WWAMI PTN.
The Department of Surgery is one of the largest Departments within UW Medicine's School of Medicine. The Department's activities are spread across nine campuses including the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH), the VA Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), Northwest Hospital (NWH) and the Health Sciences Building. Additional research programs are housed at the University District Building and South Lake Union research facility. To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please visit the website at http://uwsurgery.org.
Our staff partner with and support the faculty of the Department of Surgery. We are committed to the mission of Department and the School of Medicine to improve the health of the public through teaching, research and patient care. We strive to make our Department a Department of Choice and have initiated five core competencies that provide our staff with the pathway to Excellence:
EXCELLENCE: We perpetuate the good work that is being done, collaborate to make today the best possible day and innovate to help create the future.
QUALITY OF WORK: We embrace an error-free philosophy toward our work and consistently produce thorough, accurate and reliable results and service.
QUANTITY OF WORK: We know what results are important and strive to achieve those results; we work to be organized and efficient and are known for getting things done.
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: We successfully foster effective working relationships through effective communication, collaborative teamwork and appropriate self-management.
PROFESSIONALISM: We adhere to organizational code of ethics and take personal responsibility for actions. We demonstrate integrity, are self-aware and dedicated to life-long learning.
Department of Surgery staff find meaning in our work, which is often fast-paced and complex. We enjoy working together and infuse a sense of fun into our work. We seek individuals to join our Department who share these goals.
| Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, health sciences, public health, health administration, business, or similar. |
Type and Years of Experience:
4-5 years' experience in project management (preferably in a healthcare setting), strategic planning, project portfolio management, or related organizational management responsibilities
Other Required Qualifications:
Experience making independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within scope of responsibilities
Demonstrated experience and skills in building positive and productive relationships, and ability to build and manage teams and collaborations under tight time constraints
Resilient, agile and able to work in dynamic environment and under pressure
Excellent communication skills: verbal and written
Ability to assess and move forward quickly on multiple fronts and multiple projects
Excellent analytic skills to develop assess and implement all operational phases of the projects.